Condolences, April 19, 2007

Virgina Tech Students, Teachers, and Community.
What you are going through i cannot even imagine. you have lost friends, brothers, sisters, techers, and students. you are all in my prayers and all across the country people are showing their support. we love you all. we greive for you. this country has never seen such a tradgic event unfold. it has and will continue to effect all of us. we are now all hokies. we will all stick together. VT<3 hokie pride.

April 19, 2007, 3:52am • vernon, NJ • #27124

Virginia tech

I’m from Belgium and I want to say how sorry I find it that something like this can happen.
I want to share my deepest condolences to everyone, and specially the families of the victims.
I now what it is to loose someone you love, my mom died a year ago.
God bless you….

Dirk

April 19, 2007, 3:52am • Tongeren, Belgium • #27125

Virginia tech
I’m from Belgium and I want to say how sorry I find it that something like this can happen.
I want to share my deepest condolences to everyone, and specially the families of the victims.
I now what it is to loose someone you love, my mom died a year ago.
God bless you….

April 19, 2007, 3:53am • TOngeren, Belgium • #27126

"To Live In The Hearts Of Those We Leave Behind,
Is Not To Die”....Though We Are Far Away Our Hearts And Prayers Are There With You. May Each One Of You Find Peace , Comfort And Strength To Continue On Through This Horrific Time. May Each Of Your Hearts Heal And May You All Find Happiness And Love Once Again…
Sincerely
Darlene, Sheldon, Joshua And Jenna

April 19, 2007, 3:53am • Ottawa, Canada • #27127

In Memoriam

No one deserves tragedy

April 19, 2007, 3:53am • Anchorage, Alaska • #27128

As a college student myself, this kind of horrible travesty will always be in our minds. I just want to let everyone at VT know that we are thinking of them and will continue to raise you up in prayer. Also hoping that time will heal your sorrow. From students at Terra State Community College- Fremont, Ohio

April 19, 2007, 3:53am • Fremont, Ohio USA • #27129

Both myself and my wife share in your sorrow, and send our condolences to all those who have lost loved ones, and friends. God be with you all!

April 19, 2007, 3:54am • Lake Havasu City, AZ • #27130

May God give us all the strenght to deal with this tragedy in a way that serves right to our values and moral norms. May the victims find pace in the House of God.

Vincent Hertsens

April 19, 2007, 3:54am • Brussels, Belgium • #27131

These terrible events have shocked everyone here in the UK too. We share your pain and offer sincere condolences.

Simon

April 19, 2007, 3:54am • Hassocks, West Sussex, England. • #27132

I feel deeply sorrow about this........
may all the victims rest in peace!!
pray for all of you…

April 19, 2007, 3:55am • Toronto, Canada • #27133

To the students, staff and families of Virginia Tech.

Just to let you know, that half way round the world, this atrocious action is being felt with the deepest disgust and contempt for the perpetrator, and sympathy and heartfelt grief for the victims.
My thoughts and prayers from Norway are with you, and the families of those affected. I can’t begin to imagine your pain - but keep strong.

Let it be known the victims will live on through you, and your school.

We will never forget

Rune Gulbrandsen

April 19, 2007, 3:55am • N-3550 Gol, Norway • #27134

Unfortunately, I am to the language into which I would have to express it, however, not really incredibly, I would like to use, nevertheless, the opportunity to pronounce my deep condolences to you to all, student, lecturer, to friends and members of the victims. The reports in German media have made me very much affected. In thoughts I am with you.

Kai Schenk

April 19, 2007, 3:55am • cologne germany • #27135

645

“Bereavement in their death to feel
Whom We have never seen—
A Vital Kinsmanship import
Our Soul and theirs—between—

For Stranger—Strangers do not mourn—
There be Immortal friends
Whom Death see first—’tis news of this
That paralyze Ourselves—

Who, vital only to Our Thought—
Such Presence bear away
In dying—’tis as if Our Souls
Absconded—suddenly—”

Emily Dickinson

Not strangers but members of our national community, collegiate community, and the human race.  Hokies, you are in my thoughts here at Truman State.

April 19, 2007, 3:55am • Missouri • #27136

i know you are getting a lot of these but i hope and pray everyone is alright. From my little part of the world, i sen you a virtual hug and love and my thoughts…

I asked the angels for a little something, as i do from time to time.
I asked them to send a special thought for all that are good and kind.

So when your feeling uplifted and your wondering why.

Its because that little angel has paid you a visit and not just flown by.

Ana, UK

April 19, 2007, 3:55am • Gatwick, UK • #27137

Our thoughts and hearts go out to all of you, who has to go through all the horror and the pain of this tragedy. Our condolonces to all the family members and friends who did not survive. We just wanted to let all you know that we are thinking of you and may God bless each and every one of you.

Marion

April 19, 2007, 3:56am • Rotterdam, Holland • #27138

We pray for you and to have the strenth to carry on and get through this horrible thing that has happened to your college family!

Peace to all of you!

April 19, 2007, 3:56am • gilbert,az 85297 • #27139

My thoughts are prayers are with you all in the aftermath of this tragedy. May someday have peace in your heart.

Jessica

April 19, 2007, 3:57am • Sydney NSW Australia • #27140

god bless all those who died.. may this horrible tragedy never repeat again cause it breaks my heart to see people die like this of one crazy Asian dude!!

April 19, 2007, 3:57am • Auckland, New Zealand • #27141

May God bless all those affected by this tragedy.The thoughts and prayers of the entire world are with the victims and their families.We love you all.
Arsheen

April 19, 2007, 3:58am • Houston,Texas • #27142

My prayers to the victims and families.

Randy

April 19, 2007, 3:58am • Venezuela • #27143

I wish this terrible disaster won’t happen again.
I am sure that god will take care all of victims.
All of the korean, including me, are very sorry about it.

April 19, 2007, 3:58am • south korea • #27144

Dear Virginia Tech Community,

My heart goes out to all of you. I’m a student myself and I just can’t imagine the hurt and the pain you must feel.

My condoleances go out to all the family and friend of those who have become innocent victums of this horrible tragedy.

Lianne

April 19, 2007, 3:58am • The Netherlands • #27145

Dear Hokies,
I feel I can almost speak for the world in saying that you are embraced and loved. The whole world is holding you.
To the beautiful faces of those who have risen up, your beauty will live within us and your sweet smiling faces will glow in our hearts.

Emily Grace

April 19, 2007, 3:58am • Auburn, Alabama • #27146

Dear Faculty and Students,

I was raised in VA and was devastated by the news that took place on Monday as it was my birthday. I have many fond memories of VA Tech, my father and I would go to the home games. I currently work for a University in Iowa and as many of you did, we held a candle light memorial for all who lost something or someone on Monday. You are in my heart and prayers. I was told by another holocaust survior “What doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger”. VA Tech will pull through this, it will just take some time to heal.

April 19, 2007, 3:59am • Iowa, USA • #27147

I want to express my condolences to the family and the friends of the victims. People all over the world share your suffer.

Best regards,

Martin (Germany)

April 19, 2007, 3:59am • Hamburg, Germany • #27148

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you that have been affected by this awful tragedy… May God Bless all of you..

Sue

April 19, 2007, 3:59am • North Sioux City, SD • #27149

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April 19, 2007, 3:59am • Seoul/Korea • #27150

I can’t begin to express how sadden I am about this terrible tragedy but we will get through this we just have to keep holding on & stay strong.
My prayers & condolences go out to the friends & family of those who lost a loved one on the dreadful day.
They will forever be missed but never forgotten for we will have them in our thoughts, prayers & most of all in our hearts & they will always be remembered amongst their family & friends for the wonderful & loving people they were & the impact they made in their lives.
We will make it through this don’t lose hope & faith for we will stand & come together as a country & show our love & support for the family & friends that lost someone.
May God Bless their families & those in Virginia Blacksburg, for you are not alone.
-Diana

April 19, 2007, 4:00am • Brownsville, TX, USA • #27151

To my alma mater,

This tragedy has shocked the whole world and all the throusands of Hokies across the globe. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the familes affected by this horrible tragedy.

Tone

April 19, 2007, 4:01am • Trondheim, Norway • #27152

Dear Virginia Tech. Students,

I am deeply saddened by your loss, I hope that everyone gets through this terrible tragedy. All of the victims are in my prayers, all of you are in my prayers. God bless you all.

Mohamed.

April 19, 2007, 4:01am • Egypt • #27153

My heart, love and prayers go out to all that has lost a father,child, brother, sister, neice, nephew and friend. May God be with you all in this sad and difficult time.

April 19, 2007, 4:01am • Buffalo, Indiana • #27154

May God give you strength to tide over this tragedy.

People of the United States: Please open your eyes and realise that it is time for Gun Control before more innocent lives are taken.
Enough innocent blood been shed for the sake of false liberty.
Remember: There is no freedom without the Law.

April 19, 2007, 4:01am • Mumbai, India • #27155

My thoughts are with everyone at Virginia Tech.
God bless all the victims and families of this terrible tragedy.

Claire

April 19, 2007, 4:01am • Boston UK • #27156

To all at Virginia Tech,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. To the families of all killed and injured I pray for you. Just know that you are all in my thoughts.

Abdugheni

April 19, 2007, 4:02am • Urumqi, Xinjiang China • #27157

To all at VT students, faculty and staff - above all the parents, families and friends of the victims - our heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow and pain.  The country stands with you - all of humanity stands behind the innocent. 

Keep an eye on the future and let the innocence of the victims lost never be forgotten. 

May your heart and soul find peace and comfort in family and community. 

Peace and blessings be with you all.

Esparza Family

April 19, 2007, 4:03am • Napa, California, USA • #27158

Dear friends,

Words are not enough, pls know that the thoughts and prayers of the people from the Netherlands are with you in these sad days

Sylvester

April 19, 2007, 4:03am • Voorschoten, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands • #27159

My heart is heavy and my tears are constant.  Please know all of you are in my thoughts and my prayers. I know there’s nothing I can say.  I pray for healing and all heaviness to be lifted.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL......SINCERELY
Much Love,
Karen

April 19, 2007, 4:03am • San Jose, California • #27160

Dear all,

My thoughts go out to all of those people directly and indirectly involved. My thoughts are with the families and friends left behind as you try to deal with your grief. I hope you will eventually find comfort in the fact that the deceased are at peace in a better place.
With great regret
Naomi

April 19, 2007, 4:04am • London, England • #27161

My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. I have shed many tears even though I don’t know anyone. I think the world will be forever effected by this horriffic event. God Bless, and never forget.

April 19, 2007, 4:04am • Frisce, Texas • #27162

Dear Students of Virginia Tech,

We are a 2nd year class from a German high school, the Elly-Heuss-Schule in Wiesbaden; we are 12-13 years old.
In our English lessons, we have talked about what happened in Blacksburg.
With this letter, we would like to say our deepest condolence to all the families and friends of the victims. We, Christians and Muslims, pray for all of them and we hope that you will recover from the losses one day, and that you will overcome your darkest hour. We wish all the best for the parents whose children died so tragically; our thoughts are also with the family of the assassin, who we include in our hopes and wishes.

All the best,
Class 6c, Elly-Heuss-Schule, Wiesbaden, Germany

April 19, 2007, 4:05am • Wiesbaden, Germany • #27163

VT Students, Family, Friends and Faculty,
My thoughts are with you all in this horrible time of losses. I cannot describe in a single word how awful all this is en how much I care about you all. I hope that everyone is strong enough to “survive” this horror-drama.

My thoughts are in silence with you all,
Roxanne

April 19, 2007, 4:05am • Zaandam, the Netherlands • #27164

Virginia Tech Community,

Cal Poly Pomona along with the entire nation is thinking and praying for you. May whatever God you believe in bring you some peace in this time of need. This too shall pass. Hold those you love near you. Let us take this terrible tragedy and use it to help us all become better citizens. My deepest condolences go out to you all.

We join you in your mourning.

God Bless~

April 19, 2007, 4:05am • Pomona, CA • #27165

Being a new mother, this is just the sort of thing that frightens me about bringing a child into this world. I know that we can’t always be there to protect our children from harm, but prayer eases our minds. Pray for our kids and know that GOD’s arms are always around them no matter what. GOD bless you all.
Tonie Bolton

April 19, 2007, 4:05am • Greensboro, NC • #27166

i am sorry for everyones loss. i could not imagine what people are going through. i am praying for everyone involved and for the people who are affected by it. for the friends and family of the victims may you find the courage to press on together. god will alway be with you during this time. i will keep you in my prayers in the weeks to come. god bless

Andy

April 19, 2007, 4:06am • Edmonds, Washington • #27167

Il sangue lascerà l’erba scivolando via tra la pioggia e lacrime, e questi giorni disperati, sconvolti dal dolore, ritroveranno il colore della speranza di un mondo migliore, da qualche parte nel cielo, per chi non c’è più e per le famiglie e gli amici che li continuano a piangere e ricordare.
Che dio vi accolga e vi benedica tutti quanti.
May God bless every one.

April 19, 2007, 4:06am • Alba, Italy • #27168

This tragedy has resounded throughout the country and the world.  I hope all of the victims and their families as well as the students, teachers, and faculty at Virginia Tech know that they are in our hearts and prayers.  I recently lost someone close to me in a tragic way and hope that you all receive the same support and hope that my family received during our hard time.  We will be wearing our orange and maroon for you in Illinois.

April 19, 2007, 4:07am • Carbondale, IL • #27169

Im deeply hurt by what has happened at your college. It has hurt me in many ways and I was deeply touched. I cried when you guys cried. I lite a candle when you guys lite a candle. I take time out of every day and pay my respects to those who lost their lives by having a moment of slience. Every since the 16th...it doenst matter if you are a Michigin Spartan, a Minnesota Gopher, or whatever...your not that anymore. We are all Hokies. we will always be Hokies. Virginia Tech isnt just in Virginia anymore...its all over the world..and for a long time we will all be Hokies. God bless the familes and friends who have lost a loved one on Monday. we all pray for you in these horrible times.

April 19, 2007, 4:07am • Richfield Minnesota • #27170

WE LOOK TO THE PAST THAT DID NOT LAST,THROUGH ALL THE TORMENT AND BLOODY MASS, WE PARDON THE CREATOR OF THE HEAVENS AND EARTH, AS WE STAND STRONG AND PROUD IN THE HOKIE TURF! WE PRAY TO OUR FATHER WITH MERCY WE PLEA, AS BEFORE YOU WE COME ON BENDED KNEE, FATHER, WE ASK YOU TO BE OUR VERY OWN GUIDE, BEWILDERING QUESTIONS ARE DEEP DOWN INSIDE, GIVE US THE WISDOM AND COURAGE TO SURPASS AS WE ARE YOUR HOKIES OF THE UPCOMING CLASS!  the above poem is written with dedication to each and every upcoming class of Va Tech as you move forward never forget the tragedy brought on this day but ALWAYS find contentment in “Our Father Above” God Bless you Hokies of America as we all are a Hokie deep inside! We Love you VT!! written by Deloris Hale Blount 4*19*2007

April 19, 2007, 4:07am • Vinton, Virginia ~--USA • #27171

It almost seems impossible to express any consolation in the face of such an unimaginable tragedy. To the families and friends who have suffered a loss, I hope one day you can find comfort in special memories of your loved ones.

With sincere sympathy,

Diana M.

April 19, 2007, 4:08am • Gig Harbor, Washington • #27172

WE REMEMBER THEM

At the rising of the sun and at its going down We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter We remember them.
At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer We remember them.
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart We remember them.
When we have joy we crave to share We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make We remember them.
When we have achievements that are based on theirs We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
-Jewish Prayer

My thoughts and prayers for each of you.
Nancy

April 19, 2007, 4:10am • Boise, Idaho, US • #27173