Condolences, April 20, 2007

My thoughts and most of all my prayers is with the entire Virigina Tech family.  It is my prayer that God lift you up and hold you doing this time.

April 20, 2007, 2:56pm • garfield,AR • #34365

Words cannot express, from my heart to yours, the grief. So sorry for so many losses.

April 20, 2007, 2:56pm • Washington DC • #34366

Ihave prayed and prayeed for the loved ones and friends of the students killed in that horrible tadgety. I hope for every soul that the students at VT will recover. I think that we should all have to be there with you all the way.  I will remember in my dreams and heart of April 16th and will pray as hard as I can because what happend Monday was a heart brreaking sympathy I hope for the best.

April 20, 2007, 2:57pm • Rural Rereat Virginia • #34367

On Thursday of last week I was on a plane to Tallahasee and I noticed a sports team of young men on the plane.  I saw VT on their t-shirts and overheard them saying they were the baseball team.  I was extraordinarily impressed with their character as a group--well-dressed, polite, professional, kind--and wanted to know what VT stood for.  On Sunday’s return flight I ended up on the same plane with the team and I checked the newspaper to see who FSU had played, and I read that VT stood for Virginia Tech.  I had decided at that time to contact this team’s university president and coach to tell them how impressed I was with the character of these young men.  The next morning I heard the tragic news and felt an extra sense of grief because I had seen the wonderful quality of students from VT.  The coincidence was eery, but I still want to say that VT produces very special students and I grieve with you and support you.

A Professor of Music from Indiana University

April 20, 2007, 2:57pm • Bloomington, Indiana • #34368

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at VT for your terrible loss… please know that people everywhere are aching with you.

~Erica K.

April 20, 2007, 2:57pm • Deer Park, NY, USA • #34369

IAM A COLLEGE STUDENT MYSELF AND I AM SADDENED, ANGRY, AND VERY UPSETR FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE GREAT INDIVIDUALS WHO MOST OF THEM WERE JUST STARTING THEIR LIVES AS COLLEGE STUDENTS TO BETTER THEMSELVES. SO, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND WATCH OVER YOU DURING THIS TIME OF GRIEF AND SORROW FOR WHICH YOU ARE ALL GOING THROUGH.JUST REMEMBER ASK OUR GREAT SAVIOR FOR GUIDANCE AND LOVE AND YOU WILL ALL GET THROUGH THIS TERRIBLE ORDEAL IN YOUR LIFE. LET’S GO HOKIES.

April 20, 2007, 2:57pm • EASTON, PA. • #34370

Our family’s prayers are with the Virginia Tech community. I have always considered myself a “partial Hokie” because my grandfather is a graduate of Virginia Tech and loved VPI with all his heart. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts as you begin the process of recovery from this horrific tragedy.

April 20, 2007, 2:57pm • Apex, NC • #34371

I don’t know exactly what to say but my heart goes out to all of you. I live on the Pacific Coast and it seems like this tragedy has hit everyone hard. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers each second of every day. Know that everyone all over the world is sending you the strength to hold on. Let everyone learn from this tragedy and never forget it. May God bless you all!

April 20, 2007, 2:57pm • San Diego, CA • #34372

My heart goes out to everyone who is involved in this tragic loss.  My prayers are with the families and friends of the injured and the lost.  They are stars in heaven now, may that bring some comfort.

April 20, 2007, 2:57pm • Palmyra, PA • #34373

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the VA Tech faculty and staff and the VT family and friend during this difficult time…
I cannot imagine the horror felt by all that day.You will be forever in my hear and in my thoughts and prayers.  Stay strong for each other “Hokies"… This violence
has got to stop.
Love & Sympathy

April 20, 2007, 2:57pm • Howell, New Jersey USA • #34374

Tonight we the Cougars of Brigham Yong University will have a memorial service for our fellow college friends the Hokies at Virginia Tech. We send out or thoughts, love and prayers to all those affected by this tragedy both on the Virginia Tech campus and across the states. May peace fill the hearts of family and friends who have lost a love one.

David and Gisela Brennan

April 20, 2007, 2:57pm • Provo, UT • #34375

May God bless each and every family and friend of each victum. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

April 20, 2007, 2:58pm • Columbus, Ohio • #34376

Dear VT Community,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you seek comfort in the prayers and love of strangers.

We are all here for you and support you. You are strong. You will prevail.

April 20, 2007, 2:58pm • Julie -Boston, MA • #34377

To All Hokies,

This week has been one we all have felt like Hokies as we have felt your pain. Allow yourselves the time to grieve before pushing through it to a time of healing. Once at that point, do not forget that you have a nation behind you in thought - hoping the best for you in the rough days of healing ahead. There will be days you do not want to go through - face them straight forward. Be strong, though someone took something very dear from you, do not let him continue to do it day in and day out. It will soon be time to take control of your life back. We will be there with you in spirit willing you on!

April 20, 2007, 2:58pm • Lafayette, TN 37186 • #34378

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of the families, students, faculty and friends of the victims of this horrendous tragedy.  You are all in my prayers.

April 20, 2007, 2:58pm • Wilmington, DE • #34379

We all are orange and maroon today.
We all are in grief.
We all are shocked.
We all mourn.
We all are Hokies.

April 20, 2007, 2:58pm • Dortmund, Germany • #34380

To The Virginia Tech community:
There are no words to express the shock and tragedy of Monday’s horrific shootings on your sacred grounds. My prayer is that God will comfort the families, friends, and college community affected by the sad events which took place. The memories of those lost will forever be etched on our hearts and minds. May God give us all strength and comfort as we remember the quality and purity of their lives.  I shall forever remember the beautiful faces and bios of the professors and students.
We are Virginia Tech! We are Virginia! We are America!  Mary H.

April 20, 2007, 2:59pm • Richmond, Va. • #34381

To the Hokie nation my thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.  God Bless and stay strong.
GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!

The Jett Family

April 20, 2007, 2:59pm • Spotsylvania, Virginia • #34382

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families/ faculty/ staff and all those affected at Virginia Tech, and all over. We are all affected and are deeply saddened by this tragedy. We offer our most sincere condolences to all the victim’s families. We pray God gives them the strength they need to get through this.

With deepest sympathy,
Juliana Turk
Chapman University, Orange, Ca

April 20, 2007, 2:59pm • Orange, Ca • #34383

May God Bless the victims, families, students, faculty and staff of Virginia Tech. May you find comfort in the memories of those lost, and find a sense of healing in the days to come.

Although I wore blue and white at my alma mater (Penn State), today I wear maroon and orange.

God Bless.

Captain Christian and Kate Nelson, US Army
(daughter of VT alumnus, Bob Ovelman)

April 20, 2007, 2:59pm • Fort Irwin, CA • #34384

My thoughts and prayers are with all victims, friends, families, Virginia Tech faculty, staff and students, etc.  It is such a horrible loss.  May God be with you all during this time of grief and confusion.  I hope it is somewhat of a comfort for you all to know that the whole nation is behind you.
Today we are all Hokies.

April 20, 2007, 2:59pm • Allendale, MI • #34385

This tragedy has deeply affected all of us at our company.  We want to express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the Virginia Tech students and faculty who have lost their lives.  We are proud to be part of this beautiful Virginia community and we are deeply saddened by the event on April 16.  The attention of the entire world has come to a school we dearly love and we want to join with the millions of others in the world who are offering their prayers and compassion.– – Pat Clark, Regional Vice president, Long & Foster Real Estate’s southwestern, Virginia Region

April 20, 2007, 3:00pm • Roanoke, Virginia • #34386

estoy muy entristecida por esta tragedia,siento mucho que haya pasado este incidente tan fatal, quisiera expresarle a los padre de los jovenes muertos, que en un lugar de latinoamerica yo rezo a Dios por ellos, tambien rezo por el infeliz que hizo todo rsto, el cual sin duda es digno de lastima; aunque haya muerto la justicia divina lo alcanzará María, Venezuela

April 20, 2007, 3:00pm • carora, Lara /venezuela • #34387

I would like to say that I am proud to see that the community has pulled together to show the rest of the country and the world that you all stand united to remember and mourn the loss of those on that day.  My respectand heart goes out to all who have been affected and are coping one day at a time.

April 20, 2007, 3:00pm • Fort Wayne, Indiana • #34388

Lots of prayers for the victims and for their families.  From NY/Borchart family

April 20, 2007, 3:00pm • Bronx. NY • #34389

My family and I would like send our love and prayers to all effected by this horrible attack. I don’t begin to even understand the pain all of you must be going through. I am very sorry and I hope you all rise above what this has done to you and let it make you stronger. If not he wins alittle. Just know that we care. You will always be in our thoughts for the rest of our lives. God bless and be strong.

April 20, 2007, 3:01pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #34390

May they always be remembered in the hearts and souls of those who knew and loved them.A condolence seems so small,but this is all we can do for those left behind.It should not have happened.The Lyon family.

April 20, 2007, 3:01pm • Phoenix,Az. • #34391

I am so very sorry...I am also so very touched by your decision to include Cho’s name at the memorial.  I hope it demonstrates to the country how violence touches everyone.  Thank you for reaching this conclusion as well. Our community had many discussions about this after Columbine.

April 20, 2007, 3:01pm • littleton, colorado • #34392

My thoughts and prayers goes out to the innocent lives that have been cut short because of some sick senseless hateful individual. Keep the faith.

April 20, 2007, 3:01pm • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago • #34393

As an employee of a University I know how much of a second family it becomes.  What happens to one affects us all.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers daily.  God Bless. 

Cathy

April 20, 2007, 3:02pm • Las Cruces, NM • #34394

G0D BLESS ALL WHO ATTEND VTECH & ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WERE AFFECTED BY THIS TERRIBLE EVENT! I GO TO A HIGH SCHOOL WHERE WE HAVE AT LEAST 25-50 STUDENTS LEAVE FROM OUR SCHOOL AND GO TO TECH EVERY YEAR SO WE ARE FEELING THE SHOCK OF IT ALL TOO.  ITS BEEN REALLY HARD FOR EVERYONE HERE AND WE’RE MILES AWAY, I CANT IMAGINE HOW HARD IT IS FOR EVERYONE THATS ACTUALLY THERE.  WE ALL JUST NEED TO STICK TOGETHER AND HELP EVERYONE PULL THROUGH!!

April 20, 2007, 3:02pm • WINCHESTER, VA • #34395

I am in awe with the love of the professor who saved the life of his students by blocking the door.  What proof that God truly does have a plan for us.  He saved him from the Holocaust to one day save the lives of others.  What a hero and blessing he was to mankind. May his honor and courage live on forever in us.  Anishka Grayson

April 20, 2007, 3:02pm • richmond Virginia • #34396

I am very sad about what happened on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus in the great town of Blacksburg.  I don’t know what else to say.

Martha Kosa (1988 M.S. graduate from the Northern Virginia Graduate Center)

April 20, 2007, 3:02pm • Cookeville, TN • #34397

Our thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech.

April 20, 2007, 3:02pm • Kodak, Tennessee • #34398

As a staff member and alum of UNC-Chapel Hill, I’ve been walking around our campus this past week, seeing reflections of your campus in ours.  This unspeakable tragedy continues to reveal itself through images that seem so familiar; in the way so many college campuses are.  I can feel your lost in our community.  The connection is heightened by the shared tragedy of losing someone who used to be a member of our university community, and my professional and personal community; Jamie Bishop.  UNC, Chapel Hill, and NC proudly wear orange and burgundy and grieve with you today.

April 20, 2007, 3:02pm • UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC • #34399

God bless all of you at Virginia Tech.  What a tragedy!  The world stands with you.

April 20, 2007, 3:02pm • Airmont, New York • #34400

We are so very sorry for the loss of your friends and family members.  Our hearts ache for you but our prayers lift you each day.  May God bless each of you as you mourn, begin to heal and carry in your heart the memories of your loved ones until you meet with them again.

The Vass Family

April 20, 2007, 3:03pm • Raleigh, NC • #34401

I was literally sick to my stomach and was on the verge of tears when I heard about the magnitude of the Virginia Tech shooting.  My hearts go out to each and every one of you that have been affected by this in one form or another.  Though we may not understand why God has allowed this to happen, still turn to him for your peace and comfort.  He will be there with you always.  My prayers and thoughts are with you all.  God Bless!!

April 20, 2007, 3:03pm • Elyria, Ohio • #34402

We at Berry College are thinking about you and praying for you.

April 20, 2007, 3:03pm • Rome, GA • #34403

From Humboldt,Saskatchewan.....Our deepest condolences..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all..To the Families, our deepest sympathy; To the students & staff at V.T., we offer our thoughts for a sound recovery from this senseless act..May God give you all the strength to move forward. We are all impressed with the strength you have shown..The selfless compassion to the Families of those killed...God Bless you all and know you are not alone. God Bless.

April 20, 2007, 3:03pm • Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada • #34404

PSALM 23:4 YE THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL, FOR THOU ART WITH ME,THY ROD AND THY STAFF THEY COMFORT ME.
TRUST THAT GOD IS ALWAYS THERE.

April 20, 2007, 3:03pm • ABINGDON VA • #34405

I can’t express the sorrow that I feel for all of the victims, faculty, family and friends. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace.

April 20, 2007, 3:03pm • Urbana, Ohio USA • #34406

While at Radford University, I spent many weekends at Va Tech--many great times--several of my family members attended VT including my godson who will graduate in May.  My heart goes out to the families of those great kids and teachers--what courage and now, what pain!  I pray for forgiveness and healing--everytime I see or think of VT, I will remember the beautiful lives that were lost and the beautiful souls that now exist in a peaceful happy place.

April 20, 2007, 3:03pm • Wake Forest, North Carolina • #34407

May the Lord give you all strength in this time of sorrow.  May the angels above watch over you today and tomorrow.  Know that we are all with you in our hearts and prayers.

April 20, 2007, 3:03pm • Germanna Comm College Staff Fredericksburg VA • #34408

May you be blessed with all the peace, love and caring the world can offer in your time of sorrow and on your journey towards healing.

April 20, 2007, 3:04pm • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • #34409

V-TECH STAND UP! VA STAND UP! AMERICA...STAND UP!
TO THE FAMILIES- I DONT KNOW YOU BUT I LOVE YOU.

April 20, 2007, 3:04pm • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23456 • #34410

May God be with you.

April 20, 2007, 3:04pm • Houston, Texas • #34411

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. We will be driving to Blacksburg in the next few weeks to share our love and support for Virginia Tech, our home away from home.

Sean Meadows ‘02 and Melissa Meadows ‘03

April 20, 2007, 3:04pm • Baltimore, Maryland • #34412

As I watched the events unfold on 4/16 My ears could hear the words but my brain couldn’t understand.  First 22 then 32, I also wondered how are these young killers are created?  We need to find out.I have sympathy for the gunman’s family. Nobody wins in a tragedy like this. I am very sorry that this has happened again....these brilliant lights turned off before their time.  My families prayers are with you all.

April 20, 2007, 3:04pm • Edmoton, Canada • #34413

I just want to share my saddness with you. You are in my thoughts and my prayers! My students and i are thinking and praying for you. God Bless

April 20, 2007, 3:04pm • Memphis TN • #34414