Condolences, April 19, 2007

As a nation, we should not only grieve for the ones that were taken, but we should embrace the ones that are healing physically and mentally. Let these people know that the whole world hopes that they will heal and be complete again. My family and I feel deep sorrow for the victims and the ones who love them and miss them. Know that your nation mourns the loss of the precious lives taken.

April 19, 2007, 8:18pm • Malden, MO USA!!!!!!! • #32336

You are in our Hearts and thoughts.
From the Maritimes in Canada

April 19, 2007, 8:18pm • Maritimes / Canada • #32337

god bless all the victims of april 16th.

April 19, 2007, 8:18pm • Vienna, VA • #32338

OUr thoughts and prayers are with you and this time of loss.  God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 8:19pm • Columbus, Ohio • #32339

My thoughts and prayers are with VT everyday.  Know that everyone here in pirate country (ECU) is praying for you everyday.
God bless

April 19, 2007, 8:19pm • Greenville, NC • #32340

I don’t know anyone who was a victim in the massacre or even anyone who has ever attended Virginia Tech but I felt the need to do something...I read, on the internet, the information posted about each of the victims.  I felt it was the very least I could do to honor their memories, that I should know something about each one of them...that their lives did matter and they will be missed.  All of the students, faculty and families affected by this heart-wrenching tragedy are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 8:19pm • Lincoln, CA • #32341

I have no direct contacts to Virginia Tech, but I am a Virginia native; my hometown is Danville. Many of my teachers and friends are graduates of your institution.  Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that you are in my prayers.

God bless the Hokies!

Suzanne Mundy

April 19, 2007, 8:19pm • Weymouth, Massachusetts • #32342

To begin God Bless all of you, and I send my prays to all of the victims, families, and student body at the VT college. I am a student at West Kentucky Community College in Paducah, Kentucky.Our college stretches out our arms in hopes to share a heart felt hug around each and every one of the hurting heart’s and souls in the area of this college. Prayers are with you from Paducah Community College and myself. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!!!!

April 19, 2007, 8:19pm • Paducah, Kentucky United States • #32343

I am at a loss for words and i havent been able to stop crying . My heart thoughts and prayers go to the familys and friends and loved ones of all the victims .I pray that God will give you
the strength you need during this diffcult time.
RF

April 19, 2007, 8:19pm • Pa • #32344

To the University family of Virginia Tech;
I want you all to know how very sorry I am about what has happened to your campus family.  But more than that I want you all to know that every day I see one of you on the news you give us strength and courage.  You are leading us through this very difficult time.  You are teaching us through your wise words and wisdom that,you, as a University family will be alright. Thank you for helping us understand what the heart of a Virginia Tech Hokie is through your powerful strength and will. God bless all you.

Barb

April 19, 2007, 8:19pm • Pgh. Pa • #32345

There are no words that I can think of that convey just how sorry I am for your loss. To all those who have been affected, know that you are not alone. You have a world that is praying for you. God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 8:19pm • Canada • #32346

My family and I are deeply saddened by this terrible event! I am not sure why anyone would possibly do this?! The world is getting worse by the day and I am sure that everyone thinks it should STOP!!!! My grandmother and grandfather both went to VT and graduated in 1960. When they both heard of this report on the News....THEY COULDN’T BELIEVE IT!(i couldn’t either). They also said that the worse thing that would ever happen there was alcohol and people trying to sell it to you.

Sincerely, Jay

~Go VT hokies!!!!woo hoo

April 19, 2007, 8:19pm • Monrovia, Maryland USA • #32347

May we forget any and all college afflictions, for today we are all HOKIES!

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Lynchburg, VA • #32348

On behalf of all APCA member schools and agencies, I would like to express our profound sorrow and support for the students, faculty, staff and families of the victims of this tragedy.  You will not be forgotten, and we are resolved to take action so that this will never happen again.

Eric Lambert
Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities
Executive Director

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Sevierville, TN • #32349

You are all in our thoughts and prayers everyday. Even though we never met, children are a gift to the whole world, and when someone takes that away, the whole world weeps. We are so sorry for your loss.  The Wilgus Family

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Bay City, Oregon • #32350

Your pain and sorrow has reached across the world and to towns small and large here in the US.  Tomorrow our small rural K-12 school in upstate NY is honoring the victims and survivors of this tragedy.  From the youngest Kindergarteners to the oldest High School Seniors, and the faculty and staff are going to wear maroon and orange.  May our small but sincere expression of our sympathy somehow comfort you and touch your hearts.

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Colton, NY • #32351

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at VT, with the families of the victims, the students and the staff.
Alison Brown

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Dunedin, New Zealand • #32352

You are in our hearts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • York Pennsylvania • #32353

What a senseless loss of so many beautiful lives! Please know that all of the families are in our prayers and know that our mighty God will always be there for each and every one of us.

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Staunton, Il. • #32354

May your faith, friends and families find comfort and strength in your Higher Power and in each other during this time of need.  Be thankful that these loved ones touched your life, although for only a short period of time. They will live on in your hearts and your memories. You all remain in my prayers!

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Purcellville, Virginia • #32355

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of all the victims. God Bless you all and be with you through it all.

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Pahokee, Florida • #32356

im sorry you had to be an example of terrisim u will stand tall. god bless you.  mike&leigh raettig

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • bishop ca • #32357

I couldn’t believe what was happening as I watched it from my T.V.  I am so sorry for all of you that had to watch it from your home, your school, your sanctuaries.  Your stories have touched the world, and now find hope in the fact that rest of the world is here for you.  May you once again find peace and security, we will all be praying for that.

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Sacramento, CA • #32358

As a college graduate I know the closeness of a University Campus, I know how difficult these days, weeks, months, and years will be.  And I know that with the days to come HOKIES will reclaim their spirit of pride for their school, state and country and brighter days will come. 

From my family to each and everyone of VT my thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with each and every one of you.

Go Hokies

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Salisbury, Maryland/USA • #32359

No words exist that can express how sorry and sad I am for the tremdous loss that you VT students, parents, faculty and community members are feeling. I am still in disbelief that something so inhuman can happen in the best and most powerful Country in the World. College for me was a fun and carefree time, but this act of insanity could very well change the very atmosphere in college campuses all over the world. Like a dark cloud always in the back of your mind. But no!, that would mean Chou won, and we can’t let that happen. Right now it will be hard to stand strong in the face of such tragedy, but with time and prayer, it will hopefully get easier, and you survivors will get through it. There are millions of people praying for you, so, I join with them and pray for a sense of Peace to surround you, God’s Peace, “peace that passes all understanding”, I send you all a hug.

April 19, 2007, 8:20pm • Nacogdoches, Texas, USA • #32360

God bless you all ..we will miss you all ..

April 19, 2007, 8:21pm • #32361

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims affected by this heinous tragedy. It’s our belief in God that he we bring us closer together. We mourn the loss of all the innocent victims, including the students, professors, and the shooter himself, and we pray that all of those that have faced their end on this unimaginable day, will meet their richeous spot in heaven.

The Millers

April 19, 2007, 8:21pm • Northern VA • #32362

To the Virginia Tech Family, parents and family members that lost loved ones, I send my deepest sorrows. I have been in morning with you all and praying for everyone.

MMH

April 19, 2007, 8:21pm • CCHills, Illinois/USA • #32363

I have admired the Hokie spirit ever since i was a little girl.  A lot of my classmates from Gate City High are students and graduates from VT.  It is that Hokie Spirit that will carry you all through.  Your strength and courage is an inspiration to us all.  YOU WILL PREVAIL--stronger that ever.  God Bless you each and every one.  GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!

Kim
Gate City, VA

April 19, 2007, 8:21pm • Gate City, Va. • #32364

Dear Virginia Tech students, faculty, alumni, victims, and families of victims…
I just want to extend my deepest sympathy for you all in this horrible tragedy that has occurred. I couldn’t imagine something like this happening on my college campus, your haven, on a normal day and my heart truly feels for you all.

I know that Virginia Tech is a special place, my brother graduated from there last May and in no way does this tragedy change my thoughts or feelings of the school or its people. This could have happened anywhere, to anyone and the only
way to come to terms is to leave it in the hands of God.

People can continue to ask why did this happen and why didn’t this happen but all we can do is ask; while we pray, for healing and for the souls of those whose have been unsensibly taken.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and heart. To everyone, live your life as those who didn’t make it… couldn’t.

April 19, 2007, 8:21pm • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • #32365

My deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims. It`s such a horrible and unimaginable tragedy.
It hurts to think that we lost so many wonderful people.

April 19, 2007, 8:21pm • Ithaca, NY • #32366

Yo I’m in Florida and I don’t know much about this but I just felt that I needed to say that I can’t imagine your pain but I’m truly sorry for you guys for having this happen to you. This is a sad event for all of America...may God bless you and everyone else…

April 19, 2007, 8:22pm • Florida • #32367

My prayers and thoughts are with all VT victims, survivors, families, staff and state.  I have always thought of VT as one our biggest rivals ( I am a West Virginia fan ) but, I have now found a place in my heart to be a VT fan.  May God Bless you, keep you, comfort you in this time of need. 

Stand Strong Hokies!!

April 19, 2007, 8:22pm • Wardensville, WV • #32368

pick up your china doll
pick up your china doll
it’s only fractured
just a little nervous from the fall

The Miller Family

April 19, 2007, 8:22pm • Cumberland, MD • #32369

I have always loved Virginia Tech campus and to hear of something this horific breaks my heart and brings me to tears God Bless the hokie nation Love Hunter Shields

April 19, 2007, 8:22pm • Marion,Virginia • #32370

My heart was frozen with shock and grief when I learned about this horrendous tragedy.  The outpouring of sympathy from around the world will surely help us all heal. As a mother of a VA Tech alumnus, I can assure all of you that they will remain close and strong and always “hokies”. God bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 8:22pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #32371

Are hearts and prayers go out to all the victems families and friends , We know that you have the fight in you to get through this tough times . My nephew keeps asking why would he do that and I just don’t know how to or what to realy say .Some day maybe we will never have to worry about this type of sencless violence ever happen again . 
the kinghorn Family

April 19, 2007, 8:23pm • windsor ,ont, canada • #32372

VTech massacre victims, may your souls rest in peace. My condolences to their families, and I pray that God will grant them the patience to get through these tough times.
VTech community, We share your sorrow and our thoughts are with you

Hasan/UIUC

April 19, 2007, 8:23pm • Urbana, IL • #32373

To all the VT victims’s families and friends.

I can’t even begin to imagine the pain you are going through in times like this. My family and I will be thinking and praying for you always. May God guide you through the healing process. May your loved ones rest in peace. The love and memories you have for them will never die. Be strong!

Jackie N.

April 19, 2007, 8:23pm • Clearwater, Fl • #32374

To all the families of those lost and their friends, to all the students and staff of VT
This sad event has shocked the world over.
I and many of my fellow Australians have expressed such sadness and sympathy for what you must be feeling.
May your wonderful memories of each of those gone before their time bring you a little comfort in your loss and grief.
You don’t know us, but know that we are thinking of all at VT.
Know that while we don’t know you; we too are grieving with you.
May you get past this and be all that you can be.
Leigh

April 19, 2007, 8:23pm • Melbourne, Australia • #32375

My heart goes out to all students, faculty and families of Hokie Nation. As an alumnus of Virginia Tech we will always be one family through good times and bad. May God be with us and bless all of us.
Archie Watson 1977

April 19, 2007, 8:24pm • Silver Spring, Maryland • #32376

My thoughts and prayers are with the families, parents, siblings, students,teachers.  I live here in Illinois and I feel like I am so close to you and your grief.  I can not imagne the pain and sorrow you all must feel.  I know this is not much, but I wanted you all to know I am thinking of you. You are in my prayers every night. 
Ms. Mary Breitmeyer

April 19, 2007, 8:24pm • East Moline, IL • #32377

no words can be spoken, no tear shed, no prayer said that will give you the comfort that you need. but we are speaking, we are crying and we are praying in hopes that the peace you need will be the peace that fills each of you.
the rest of the nation mourns for you and with you.
May God Bless each and every one of you. With a deep sadness and aloha.

April 19, 2007, 8:25pm • Honolulu HI • #32378

my name is Alexis Roop I am 6yrs old,

and i wanted to say i am sorry and i will pray for you.

God Bless,
Alexis

April 19, 2007, 8:25pm • Salem Va • #32379

The Hokie nation will be like a Phoenix in that We will rises out of the ashes of our lost family members and create a better and Stronger nation. We will become a better University closer to each other .
I have been unable to read all of the wonderful comments because of the tears that keep coming to my eyes.

Bruce: Class of 73

April 19, 2007, 8:25pm • Atlanta, GA • #32380

Our prayers, our thoughts and our tears are for the Virginia Tech community.

Charles M. Wrenn III,
University of Maryland

April 19, 2007, 8:25pm • Temple Hills, MD • #32381

My heart breaks for everyone going through this tragedy. I can only imagine how it feels not ever having to experience this. Be strong and have faith. God will not put more on you than you can bear.

April 19, 2007, 8:25pm • Chatsworth,Ga. • #32382

As members of the uva community my family would like to express our deepest sorrow to the victims, family’s and friends of all involved. Stay strong and keep your heads high.
GO HOKIES

April 19, 2007, 8:25pm • scottsville va • #32383

Please all remember the fallen even after time passes so that you will keep these special people in your hearts and minds always. Think of them down the road as well to keep their spirit alive in us all. Remember their families and the pain they are going through now. remember them too down the road. Talk of these young people and thier teachers often as the years pass and send notes to their families so that they know that they all have our support forever. Never forget!

April 19, 2007, 8:25pm • Boise, Idaho • #32384

We offer our sincere sympathies to the families and friends of all the victims.

You are in our thoughts and prayers!

We also pray that action will take place as soon as possible across America to make sure that this never happens again!

Noll

April 19, 2007, 8:26pm • Johnstown, PA • #32385