Condolences, April 19, 2007

I was driving with a friend yesterday, and she mentioned that she has a relative who attended and graduated from Virginia Tech. He so loved the school.  She mentioned the love and closeness among the Virginia Tech community.  I hope this special bond will always remain. Virginia Tech is a special place. I send my condolences to one and all.

April 19, 2007, 3:00am • Silver Spring, MD • #26924

I wish to send my prayers and love to all of you at Virginia Tech.  I am a parent who had a child at Santana High School in Santee, California shooting and the pain and fear that I experienced until I was assured of my child’s safety seemed like a lifetime.  That day, though many years ago seems like yesterday.  It is a very slow healing and every year on the anniversary date, us parents and students join together at the school and remember the children that were killed that day and those that were injured and fortunately survived.  Your healing will come from each other and those who will hold you in their hearts forever.  We have a beautiful memorial garden for those we lost at Santana High School that day, it was one of our healing points.  I will say a special prayer for all of you and those who left us too soon.  May God be with you.

April 19, 2007, 3:00am • Santee, CA • #26925

PEACE
love melody

April 19, 2007, 3:00am • st croix falls wisconsin • #26926

Dear all Students and Teachers at Virginia Tech,

I was horrified monday when I heared of the terrible thing that happened at your school, and even though I’m so fare away it fills our news every day. I think of the families and friends of the victims and I can’t even begin to comprehend and understand how they must feel, so my deepest condolences and thoughts goes out to all of you.

May the victims rest in peace, and the families and friends heal in time…

V.Svendsen

April 19, 2007, 3:01am • Denmark, Europe • #26927

I can’t even imagine the pain and sense of loss you must be going through.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  God bless you all!!!

April 19, 2007, 3:01am • Enid,Ok • #26928

We will never forget…

April 19, 2007, 3:01am • Blacksburg, VA • #26929

I am praying that God will hold VT in his loving arms during this time of need. I also pray that God will be with all family & friends of the victims.
May Gods love forever shine down on VT and keep it safe. My thoughts and prayers will be with VT faculty,staff,& students in the days to come.
May God Bless You All as you get passed this horrifying event.

April 19, 2007, 3:01am • Tazewell, Va • #26930

I want to send everyone my thoughts and prayers. I pray that something like this will never happen again, though it saddens me that it may. I also pray that those left behind will move forward.  Live your lives and share your story of those wonderful people taken.  We as a country have to learn, not morn for the moment and forget.  As all affected will never forget! I will keep everyone in my prayers.
God bless you!
Lisa

April 19, 2007, 3:01am • Bakersfield, California • #26931

Virginia Tech Community

May God bless each and every one of you affected by this horrible tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Brian

April 19, 2007, 3:01am • Pittsburgh, Pa • #26932

god bless all who have fallen, all who are still with us. you young adults deserve much better than what you recieved on this sad day. our hearts hurt for you, and the families of the slain. its hard to bring things into prospective when someone does such a terriable thing against you. rely on your families,friends and god (do not try to tough through this) if you need help to deal with this sad time do not hesitate to ask for it,there are many parents,teachers,pastors, andDrs. who will be there for you.we are praying for you and the families.  god bless kevin salsbery md.

April 19, 2007, 3:02am • aberdeen md • #26933

I am so sorry for the loss of your Students, Children, Friends, Teachers.
You are in my Prayers and my Thoughts. God Bless each and everyone of you. May He comfort You, as only HE Can.

THE DEANER FAMILY,
Jerry, Norma & Preslee

April 19, 2007, 3:02am • Omar WV/ US • #26934

I hope that this University,this nation, and the entire world take away from this tragedy the idea that love is always stronger than hate. Yes, the shooter changed our world to terror but our love will remake it better than before. We are picking up the pieces and we will reassemble them into a stronger and even more unified Hokie Nation. So remember to show love, teach love, practice love, and most of all share love. This love will heal us and the world will change in response to seeing it. So here is my love for all the victims, their friends and families, and for the entire Hokie Nation to which I am prouder than ever to be a member of.

-Kathleen Campbell
MSE VT’09

April 19, 2007, 3:02am • Blacksburg, VA • #26935

I’m not really sure I can completely express how I feel. This incident has touched the lives of every single college student in this nation. We are all looking at our campuses and seeing that this could of happened anywhere. My prayers are continually with all of those at Virgina Tech and I hope everyone learns a lesson of the value of life through this horrible incident.
Olivet Nazarene University
Lyssa Emily Baker

April 19, 2007, 3:02am • Bourbonnais, IL • #26936

Such a tragedy...My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the events of April 16th

April 19, 2007, 3:02am • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada • #26937

One more tragedy!  We feel especially close to you in your time of grief and loss. I am President of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Nigeria. On December 10th, 2005, we lost 60 of our students in a plane crash, yes - 10% of our student body.  We can imagine what you are going through.  Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
As our tragedy has resulted in some reforms in the aviation industry in Nigeria, we hope that the lives of these members of your community will not be lost in vain.  We honor the students we lost by a deeper commitment to be the best we can be, and a deeper appreciation of the preciousness of life and friends.  May your tragedy lead all of us to work for non-violence and more adequate gun control.
With strong faith in God, with the support and help of one another, I am sure that Virginia Tech not only will recover, but will grow stronger in excellence in education.  Our prayers and tears are with you, and especially with the bereaved families.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J.  President — With the staff and student body of
Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja Nigeria

April 19, 2007, 3:03am • Abuja, Nigeria • #26938

I am a graduate of WVU and grew up in Beckley WV. I have alway considerd Blacksburg as my back yard, my sibiling rivalry, we’d get together for a friendly game of football. I now live in Utah, I’ve have never felt so far away from home. I feel so conected to the folks in Blacksburg. I am not surprised how my fellow Appalachains are dealing with things. We are always strong, we think of others first and however impossible it may seem we try to find good in the worst situation. I know that most will heal, but some will find it impossible. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I will be wearing a VT jersey at the WVU games. GOD BLESS
Ann Wion WVU

April 19, 2007, 3:03am • Beckley, West Virginia / Raleigh • #26939

ALL I CAN DO IS WEEP FOR ALL AND YES EVEN FOR THAT CRAZED YOUNG MANS FAMILY , CAN THEY EVEN LIVE WITH THE GUILT OF THEIR SONS ACTIONS, SAD AND HURT ALL AROUND,MY PRAYER IS WE ALL BE HEALED AND LOVE EVERYONE WE BUMP INTO DURING THE DAYS WE HAVE LEFT HERE SO OTHERS FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEM SELVES FOR HAVING BUMPED INTO OUR LIVES

April 19, 2007, 3:03am • canada • #26940

My childrens hearts and mine go out to each and every one of you for your losses. I can not begin to imagine to pain you all much be going through… Now the aftermath begins, it’ll be after it all dies down that this will REALLY hit… Stay strong, nurture strength of spirit - your frinds and family are now in the arms of angels - God (who ever you conceive him to be) bless and be with you…
Karina, Zach, Billy and Kayla NZ

April 19, 2007, 3:03am • Wellington, New Zealand • #26941

I just wanted to send my condolences and prayers out to all Vtech students and their families. I hope it can bring a little bit of solace knowing that people around the world are thinking of you.

Maria Falla

April 19, 2007, 3:03am • Managua, Nicaragua • #26942

To our dear Virginia Tech family, we grieve with you as we try to make any sense of Monday’s terrible tragedy.  May God bless all of you, especially the families and friends of all the victims; may He comfort you and give you the strength and hope to get through this difficult time.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Christine (VT and Hollins ‘99)

April 19, 2007, 3:04am • Thousand Oaks, CA • #26943

Hey...I live in Reno, NV & just wanted to share my prayers with you & your classmates & family & friends..I can not imagine this happening in my world, but it does!!! I am so sorry for all of your losses!! Prayers ^ God Speed to all of you!!
Heartfelt hugs to all,
Suz

April 19, 2007, 3:04am • Reno, Nevada • #26944

The strength, fortitude and bravery that the students of Virginia Tech have shown in this time of mourning has truly been a becon of light and hope to the rest of the world. You have weathered the adversity of the media, the constant pouding of attention, that invades your privacy in a moment when privacy is so desperatly needed. Yet, you stand strong, you stand together.  As Hokies, students, as men and women, you have show tremendous couarge and dignity. Please know that you are all in the thoughts and prayers of not only myself but every student at the University of Houston. Stay strong Hokies, we’re with you.

Susannah Ahlhorn

April 19, 2007, 3:04am • Cypress, Texas • #26945

To the Virginia Tech Family,

You are constantly in my prayers. I cannot comprehend the magnitude of the pain and loss felt by the families and friends of those who died, but my heart goes out to you. May God give you the strength and healing to overcome this tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 3:04am • Los Angeles, California • #26946

May God Bless and Support you all throughout this tough period and beyond.
you all will continue to be in my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 3:04am • Chicago, IL • #26947

Hi! I’m a spanish student that want to give your my condolences, because this is something bad that in our country we see very bad. We think that the problem isn,t the people, the problem is the arms and your arms politicians: we recomend you: change this! and we wouldn’t be affect any time for something like that.
Is so hard, but you have to resist and do something for this won’t never happen.
Sorry for my English.
I send you all my best kisses and my condolences.

With the 11-M we change, and we didn’t vote Aznar another time. Now we are better… think about this.I lost a friend in this trains and a lot of neighbours.
Best wishes

April 19, 2007, 3:04am • Madrid, EspaƱa • #26948

I live far away from the US, but whenever I spent my time there I was overwhelmed by your warm hospitality.

My prayers are with all of you..you are such a strong community there at Virginia Tech and I admire your strength and courage!

Kind regards

Anja

April 19, 2007, 3:05am • Cologne, Germany • #26949

I know times are bad now but you all must pull together and be a family to get through this horrible act. may God be with all of you Kathy

April 19, 2007, 3:05am • hendersonville tn • #26950

I was driving with a friend yesterday, and she mentioned that she has a relative who attended and graduated from Virginia Tech. He so loved the school.  She mentioned the love and closeness among the Virginia Tech community.  I hope this special bond will always remain. Virginia Tech is a special place. I send my condolences to one and all. 

Glenda

April 19, 2007, 3:05am • Silver Spring, MD • #26951

Please know that I send my condolences to all of you at Virginia Tech.  Please know you are all in my prayers. I send my faith, hope, and love to you all.  I am so sorry that this had to happen to you all.
Melissa Bauer

April 19, 2007, 3:05am • Williamson, New York • #26952

Every time I think about the young, innocent, talented, and beautiful lives that were lost i start to cry, I keep thinking that it cannot be true, such a tragedy cannot have happened.  Although I know that you will prevail my heart is reaching out to you!  Always know that there are people all around to help you in your time of need. 
-Jasmine

April 19, 2007, 3:05am • Las Vegas, NV • #26953

Its a horrible thing that took place at VT Monday!!! It saddened me when i got the in depth news of what went on… at first i was confused because i didnt know any details, till late Monday night!! come Tuesday it hit me and i had to shed a couple tears for the victims and their loved ones!! without much detail, i truly understand how it feels to loose people that you absolutely love!! I just pray that God be with all the families and truly help them through this time, because ONLY through God, may we find the strength to go on and believe it or not through him, it shall seriously get better over time!!
We are not to judge what shouldve happened to the killer, nor who he was as a person, because of what took place, Just know that he is in no one but God’s hands now and he will do with him, what he feels he deserves, because once again us people cant say… As humans we would have a lot of mean things to say and tons of hurt, but sadly we are to leave it alone now and just give it to God and once again he WILL make it better.  God Bless you all and nothin but prayers and love your way!!

April 19, 2007, 3:05am • Tucson, AZ • #26954

I reside in Bologna IT, our University is one of he oldest in the world, but I have relatives living in the US the victims’ same age attending college as well. I was deeply shocked by this horrible tragedy. Let’s work all together to make this never happen again. Danielle

April 19, 2007, 3:06am • Bologna Italy • #26955

My prayers are with you. May overcome this horrible tragedy and do not loose hope.

God bless you all.

Peter

April 19, 2007, 3:06am • Feusdorf, Germany • #26956

I am so sad to see a tragic confluence of two of the most positive influences on my life: Virginia Tech and Korea. I am a 1970 graduate, and I can say without hesitation that my education at Virginia Tech is the foundation of all that I have accomplished. I also lived in Korea for four years, and my admiration for the Korean people and culture knows no limits. This tragedy will NOT be a defining moment, either for Virginia Tech or for Americans of Korean heritage. Strength in the face of senseless, incomprehensible evil is how these sad days will be remembered.
Mike Calnan, Virginia Tech 1970

April 19, 2007, 3:06am • Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA • #26957

May God bless the family and friends of the many vicitms of this horrific event and always keep them safe and warm in His love. Let it be known that although their loved ones are gone they will never be forgotten.

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed
through the mercy of God rest in peace.
Amen.

April 19, 2007, 3:07am • KtSmiley, Jefferson County, Colorado • #26958

I was horrified to hear of what happened on April 16, my heart goes out to those left behind to try and comprehend what has happened.

Rest in Peace.

Sarah & Samuel

April 19, 2007, 3:07am • Auckland, New Zealand • #26959

To everyone effected by this evil act, I’am praying for you and hoping that with our heavenly father and your friends and family that you make it through these hard times.  GOD BLESS; rev kevin templin

April 19, 2007, 3:07am • peshtigo, wi • #26960

My heart grieves for those lost at Virginia Tech.

Weep not for me
now that I have passed.
Remember the laughter, the affection, the joy
not just the recent tears.
Cherish the memories, our hopes and dreams.
Hold fast to the love that we shared.
Be happy with the time we spent together
and being anew.
For I am not really gone,
I am closer than ever before.
You may feel a faint breeze stir round your head, while you slumber
as I gently kiss your forehead, “Good night.”
The stars that shine so brightly in my heavenly sky
help me watch over you and keep you from harm.
I am the wind in the trees
and the song of a bird.
I am moonbeams in a midnight sky
and a glorious rainbow after the storm.
I am morning dew
and freshly-fallen snow.
I am a butterfly flying overhead
and a puppy happily at play.
I am a smile on a stranger’s face
a gentle touch
a warm embrace.
Listen to the wind for my message of love.
Watch the sun rise and set in the sky with me.
Feel my essence encircle you with warm memories.
Open your heart to know...I am not gone.
Reach deep into your soul...You will find me.
I am here.
Have no fear.
I am with you,
Always.
-Unknown

April 19, 2007, 3:07am • Fort Collins, Colorado • #26961

To all of the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech:

Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am to hear of the terrible tragedy that you all have had to endure.  All I can say is that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you, especially with the families who are without their precious loved ones tonight.

Please do not dwell on the selfish, cowardly acts of the perpetrator.  God will take care of that.  Instead, continue to be strong and support each other the way that you have been doing.  The entire country mourns with you.  It is not just your lost but all of ours. 

“May the Lord bless you and keep you.  May He cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace from this day forth.”

April 19, 2007, 3:07am • Fresno, CA • #26962

I’m a junior high school student in Korea and I feel deeply sorry about the tragedy happened in Virginia Tech. I hope that this will not make any impact on relationship between U.S and Korea for this tragedy was happened by one’s error. This news gave a great shock to the whole world and this sort of things should never happen again. It is a sad day indeed,,,,
May the victims and the shooter who had unfortunate soul, rest in peace.....I shall pray for them everyday…

Sunny Mok

April 19, 2007, 3:08am • Seoul, Korea • #26963

May God Bless you all in your time of need. I am very saddened by this vey sorrowful event. My deepest condolences to you all.

April 19, 2007, 3:08am • Parma ( Cleveland), Ohio • #26964

Since I first set foot on the VT campus over 30 years ago, I have loved it dearly, but never so much as now. I grieve with all of our fellow Hokies, and know that through this senseless tragedy we will be stronger than ever, bound in the unity of the memory of our fallen 32.

Ron D.  class of 76

April 19, 2007, 3:08am • Wexford, PA • #26965

hey everyone stay strong and god bless

dale

April 19, 2007, 3:08am • brunswick,oh • #26966

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to everyone.. May God Bless You.

Mark

April 19, 2007, 3:09am • Virginia, USA • #26967

May God bless each and every one of you affected by this horrible tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Steve

April 19, 2007, 3:09am • West Hills, Ca • #26968

My heart and prayers go out to all the students and professors and the familys of all that attend Virginia Tech. I’m so far away and and can’t belive this happened. I to and many others attend a college and can’t even comprehend what happned to you guys.

For the rest that still attend stay in school and strive and persever on for all who can not. Do it for your peers and professors.

All of us around the world are with you guys at Virginia Tech and may all rest in peace.

Prayers go out to everyone Jennifer Dean

April 19, 2007, 3:09am • Newark, California • #26969

God Bless, my prayers are with you all.

Alyssa

April 19, 2007, 3:10am • Spokane WA • #26970

Dear Virginia Tech Community,

May you find peace in the support and love of those around you. My heart and prayers are with you all. May God bless you and hold you tenderly in his loving care, now and always.

With love,
Amy

April 19, 2007, 3:10am • California • #26971

May GODS GRACE AND MERCY follow and be with you all through these troubling times you are experiencing. A tremendous load has been placed upon you all senselessly. May your mind be eased and your heart be healed. I send all my love to you all, and heart felt prayers that god presence is felt. GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!  in the name of JESUS!!!!!

April 19, 2007, 3:11am • SUITLAND, MARYLAND • #26972

Im hurting and praying for all involved. You are a lovely community and will find the special and superior strengh needed to heal this terrible north american and global tragedy. These are difficult times, hope your hearts do not get hardened but wiser. Frieda

April 19, 2007, 3:11am • San Juan, Puerto Rico • #26973