Condolences, April 20, 2007

I was sadden to hear what happen at your university, it hit close to home I am a student at a college, and I couldn’t imagine what all the students there must have felt. My prayers and simpathy to all that were effected by this tragedy.  Stay strong and keep on praying God will help with the pain of loss, God Bless

April 20, 2007, 2:17pm • Ontario, Canada • #34059

Sorry for your schools individual and corporate loss.

Thinking of ya’ll in Bedford, Va.
Love, grace and prayer be multiplied to you.

April 20, 2007, 2:17pm • Bedford, Va • #34060

May God help you through this time of sorrow.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who lost a loved one, or was a witness to this terrible, terrible tragedy.  We will survive, but our lives will be forever changed.

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • Winston-Salem, NC • #34062

My prayers are with everyone who lost their lives on this tragic day.

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • New York • #34063

I just wanted to let the families know that I’m praying for them and thinking about them.
I wore all my VT clothes today to school cause I’m a PROUD HOKIE FAN.
HOKIES #1
I love you all at VT.
Your in my thoughts & prayers.
God Bless;
John Albright

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • TomsBrook, Va • #34064

I want to express my profound sorrow regarding the horrific tragedy befallen the campus of Virginia Tech.  I also want to let the friends and families of the fallen young men and women that God loves you so much.  I ask God to help ease your pain for your great loss and in hopes it will be less painful as time passes.

May God Be With You, S. Andrews

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • Matoaca, VA • #34065

Any words we can say seem trite in light of what has happened.  As someone who has many, many friends who are seniors at VT right now and knows countless alumni, my heart breaks for you all.  I cannot imagine the agony you all feel.  Our hearts empathize with you.  Today, colleges and business in Lynchburg, VA are covered in Hokie colors.  Almost everyone you pass on the street is displaying a shirt, a ribbon, or some other VT apparel.  Though you may never physically see it, there is support all over this nation today, and you deserve to know that.  Today, we truly are all Hokies!  Our prayers and love are with you as you grieve!

Jennifer and Boyd

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • Lynchburg, VA • #34066

As a 66 1/2 year old military Veteran, and so proud great-grandfather(2 boys, grandfather to twenty five(25), and proud father of ten(10) I join with my wife, Judy as we join with the rest of this great land, we drop to our knees and join the proud “Hokie Nation” in deep sorrow as we mourn those who are no longer with us.  Hokies, you are NOT alone. We, across this great land also share the pain that you feel.
Better days are ahead for you all. May God bless each of you
Jim & Judy Otto----Alton, Illinois

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • Al;ton, Illinois • #34067

Our Prayers go out to each and everyone affected by this tragedy.  To the victims families and to those victims who are recovering in area hospitals, God Be With You All.  Each Day will be a healing process and know the World is praying for you.
To the family of the one who committed this horrific act know that people are praying for you to. Its gotta be hard for you as well during this time.  Its not your fault.

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • Orlando, Florida • #34068

We can ask Why? and How? and know only God holds the answers to the pain you feel and your heartbreak. My love and prayers go to everyone, students, families, teaching staff and the rescue staff. God bless you and keep you all.

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • Birmingham, UK • #34069

We are all in mourning. Words cannot express the senselessness of this loss.  Our prayers are with you, the families, friends, colleagues and classmates of Virginia Tech.  God Bless you all.

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • Tavernier, FL • #34070

I weep over this tragedy, yet encourage all of us to
choose
to reach forward
choose
to be restored
choose
to be forgiving
choose
to have hope

I pray that God will turn your mourning into dancing (I believe that sweet Reema is dancing with the angels right now).
Let us look forward to the time when “God will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.  For the old world and its evils are gone forever.” --from the book of Revelation, chapter 21
With love, Elaine

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • Big Stone Gap, VA, USA • #34071

No words I can say can ease the heartache that the Virginia Tech victims families are feeling. But I just want you all to know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless....

April 20, 2007, 2:18pm • Duncan, Ok • #34072

My son graudated from VT 6 years ago.  As a single mother who worked two jobs to put her son through school, my heart breaks for the parents who will never know the joy of going to graduation and feeling the pride as their child’s name is called to come up and get their diploma.  My prayers go out to all who are grieving today, and to those students who were called Home, God Bless each of you!  You are ALL Virginia Tech!!!

Laurie Churchill

April 20, 2007, 2:19pm • Richmond, Virginia • #34073

What strength we around the world have seen in you all this week as you deal with this tragedy.

You’ve cried and hugged and supported each other ... and you’ve held your heads high and shown us all what it truly means to prevail.

With honor, grace, and greatness Virginia Tech and the Hokie nation carries on ... the world thanks you.

April 20, 2007, 2:19pm • Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA • #34074

I suppose that it would be inconsiderate and thoughtless to try to give some sort of pious “assembly-line” word of comfort, so I won’t do that. But please do know that I am praying for you all.

April 20, 2007, 2:19pm • NC State University • #34075

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!

Poet
Mary Frye (1932)

April 20, 2007, 2:19pm • Newark, OH • #34076

To every person at Virginia Tech, please accept our Family’s heartfelt condolences. We do not know any of you individually, but now we know you all collectively. May God speed your recovery.

With much love and sadness
The Cunningham Family
Brisbane, California

April 20, 2007, 2:19pm • Brisbane, California USA • #34077

My thoughts and prayers are with the Hokie community. I hope that the students and faculty can one day feel safe on campus again. Those whose lives were lost will be remembered forever while the perpatrator shall be banished from memory.
-CT

April 20, 2007, 2:19pm • New Orleans • #34078

You are all in my thoughts and prayers and this goes out to everyone that has lost someone, students, and staff at VT. It is possible to get through this with GOD. And GOD BLESS. With all my love, Chelsea

April 20, 2007, 2:20pm • Snow Shoe, Pennsylvaina • #34079

My condolences and thoughts and prayers go out to all the families that lost someone and to the 6 people that are in the hospital. and i do agree with how they should stop showing the media about the gunman. They should be paying more attention to what it has done to the students and staff members. None of the students want to see his face ok well some do and some dont because he is getting what he wanted. I am from South Dakota and my heart dropped when i heard what happened. God bless everyone and their hearts love always cortney from mitchell sd

April 20, 2007, 2:20pm • Mitchell, SD • #34080

TODAY, I AM A HOKIE...STAND STRONG, BE BRAVE… YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS… LESLIE B

April 20, 2007, 2:20pm • WINSTON-SALEM , NC • #34081

You are an inspiration to all Americans as you show your strength, courage and determination to continue on. Though you grieve,your Hokie Spirit remains strong. God Bless you, my prayers are with you all.

Ronda Locke

April 20, 2007, 2:20pm • Birmingham, Alabama • #34082

My prayers are with the Hokie Nation in this time of sorrow. I know that Tech will only grow stronger as a result of this event. I am proud to be a Hokie & pray for the victims of this tragedy. We will be forever greatful for this wonderful university & the leasons we learned there. Stand tall & be proud.
Richard Parks, Class of 1971

April 20, 2007, 2:20pm • San Diego, Ca • #34083

It is with my utmost condolences to all those families who lost someone on such a tragic day. My heart goes out to all htose lives lost and injured and to all the VA tech students that have been affected by such a hanous crime. I just hope that everyone will rememeber those gone and live for those still with us. My prayers are with you all . GO HOKIES

April 20, 2007, 2:21pm • daytona beach florida • #34084

my thoughts are with you all at this difficult time

April 20, 2007, 2:21pm • • #34085

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and students of the victims of Virginia Tech.

Persevere...stay strong and always remember.

Kara Brown

April 20, 2007, 2:21pm • London, Ontario, Canada • #34086

Virginia Tech Blessing

Wishing you words that will comfort
The unfathomable pain.
Memories that will lift sadness to joy
If only for brief moments
Through the journey ahead…

May you have wildflower meadows,
Friends to hug.
Fresh air to swathe you
With curative love.

May you one day find solace
In universal esteem,
Enveloping you and your dear one
With infinite calm.

May you know that the nation
Is mourning beside you,
Your healing will be our healing
We compassionately wait.


J.O Harsha

April 20, 2007, 2:21pm • Mariposa, CA • #34087

Condolences won’t erase sorrows, but a firm hope of seeing again those slain places a better path beneath the feet. Place your hope in Christ. He’s the only one who offered up hope for a sure life after death. God bless you Virginia Tech. We are all Hokies with you now.

April 20, 2007, 2:21pm • Houston, Texas • #34088

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been devastated by this tragedy.  As a alumnus (’84), I am stunned that such hatred could exist at the University I love.  May God bless and hold close the victims, may He bring solace and comfort to their families and friends, and may He bring forth good from this senseless tragedy.

With deepest sympathy,

Joe Mares

April 20, 2007, 2:22pm • Valdosta, GA • #34089

Is is hard to come up with words to express the sadness and anger that one person could so deeply affect the lives of so many.  We are so proud of you and a unified community at Virginia Tech.  We think of and pray for all the victims and their families.  God bless you all.

“… We are Hokies. We will prevail. We will prevail. We will prevail. We are Virginia Tech.”

Jerzy Zemajtis and W. Agata Pyc
(both VT graduates of ‘98)

April 20, 2007, 2:22pm • Glenview, IL USA • #34090

My deepest thoughts & prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy. Let us please remember this day by remembering the good people who lost their lives that day. No one deserves this, but from what I have been hearing & seeing about the community of Virginia Tech, you guys will get through this with the strength from one another. And like everyone has been saying, “For today, we are all Hokies.” Stay strong VT, stay strong!

April 20, 2007, 2:22pm • Canton, OH/USA • #34091

I am very sorry to hear about the tradgedy that has come upon you.  It is very saddening to think that there are people like the assassin who would come in and do something like that.  I will continue to pray for you and ya’ll’s families.

April 20, 2007, 2:22pm • Gladewater, Texas, Unites States • #34092

We grieve with all of you over this terrible loss of many bright and beautiful lives.  Praise God for our family and friends that we are able to find comfort with during this very sad time.
May the Dear Lord shine his mercy and grace on you always.
God Bless and Keep You.

April 20, 2007, 2:22pm • Cleveland, OH • #34093

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community today (just as they have been all week).  Stay strong and stay positive and I promise your faith will get you through this!  May God comfort all of you and keep you safe.

April 20, 2007, 2:23pm • Roswell, GA • #34094

I offer this poem to you that you may find some comfort very soon from the words within the poem.  May God bless and keep you in the days and weeks to come.  May you find some comfort in knowing so many people are thinking of you, your families and the loved ones you have lost.

Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul’s sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul’s at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.

April 20, 2007, 2:23pm • Newport News, VA • #34095

"Having become perfect in a short while, they reached the fullness of a long career:  for their souls were pleasing to the Lord”
—Wisdom 4

God Bless You All.  Please know that the world is with you.  Your grace and courage inspire us all.

April 20, 2007, 2:23pm • Altoona, PA • #34096

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community.  May God bless you all.

April 20, 2007, 2:23pm • Columbia, SC • #34097

Our hearts go out to the entire Va Tech family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Shannon Gillispie and Family

April 20, 2007, 2:23pm • Front Royal, Virginia • #34098

my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at vt.
Sorry for everyones loss. just remember turn to god he will help you through everything

April 20, 2007, 2:23pm • Paris, Texas, USA • #34099

Our hearts and prayers are with you all at Viginia Tech. May you never witness such horror again!!!  God Bless Us All !!!!

The Klingel Family

April 20, 2007, 2:24pm • Snydersville Pa USA • #34100

Go Hokies!

Let not the actions of a domestic terrorist, another coward who slaughtered innocent unarmed civilians, deter you from fulfilling your hopes & dreams as some of Americas best and brightest. Keep your chin up, put on the whole armor of God, and find a way to serve your Country in perhaps preventing this type of terror from ever happening again. Our prayers are for the slain and their families in this senseless tragedy, the survivors who will deal with this loss, and for the rest of our Countrymen to contemplate from this insanity that if we don’t stop terrorists proactively we will surely reap their senseless fanaticism on our soil.

April 20, 2007, 2:24pm • Wichita, Kansas • #34101

32 LIVES. 32 Lives were taken by a coward with his guns, Leaving many people devastated and sadend by the loss of family and friends, Leaving parents without daughters and sons. The question why keeps repeating in our minds, searching for the answer of how anyone can take 32 lives. Hopes, plans and dreams of those 32, that can never be bought back, The hopes and dreams of loved ones that they will now lack. All that there is left are pictures and the good memories of those 32 who died, not forgetting 32 new stars that shine brightly in the night sky. God recieved 32 new angels that day, and each and everyone of them are special in every kind of way. much love sent to the friends and families of the victims, aswell as the students of Virginia tech university. Eleri Lewis, Wales UK. (studying at Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom)

April 20, 2007, 2:24pm • Wales, UK • #34102

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and the entire Virginia Tech community. May the healing begin.

April 20, 2007, 2:24pm • Washington, D.C. • #34103

Thoughts and prayers are with you keep strong

April 20, 2007, 2:24pm • portsmouth va • #34104

To the Virginia Tech community:  Please know that we are praying for you all and we will never forget. 
Today my 8 year old son (a proud UVA Cavs fan) proudly wore the VT maroon and orange to school.  He said he wanted to honor those precious lives lost at Virginia Tech.  God bless the Hokie nation!

April 20, 2007, 2:24pm • Wise, Virginia • #34105

I take the sorrow that you all feel very personally. Virginia Tech is the place where I became who I am today. My experience at VT and the people I met there are directly responsible for everything my life has been since then, and my life has been made forever better because I was there. Since I finished my education I have still worked closely with the faculty and graduate students on research projects. Despite the dark days that you experience now, your life will also be forever better because of your experience at one of the country’s finest and most respected universities. You will be forever stronger.

April 20, 2007, 2:25pm • Fredericksburg, VA • #34106

God bless all who were the victims of this sensless act.

April 20, 2007, 2:25pm • St Louis, Missouri • #34107

My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to all who have suffered such a terrible and senseless loss.

Words just are not enough.

M. Elder

April 20, 2007, 2:25pm • Toronto, Canada • #34108

Dear Hokie family and parents of the fallen young people, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  This horrible tragedy has shaken us all.  We pray for healing for all of you.  God can heal up your broken hearts.  Our family is part of the Hokie family and we love Virginia Tech and look forward to the day when joy returns to the students and campus.  God be with you all.

Eleanor and John Reale

April 20, 2007, 2:25pm • Jasper, Georgia • #34109