Condolences, April 20, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you.  May GOD bless you and keep you in your his care.

Sherry

April 20, 2007, 3:05pm • Centreville, VA • #34415

We love you all.
you are in our prayers constantly.
-Berry College

April 20, 2007, 3:05pm • Rome, GA • #34416

Please know that you are in my prayers.  Your strength is remarkable and you are not alone.

April 20, 2007, 3:05pm • Castaic, CA • #34417

General Motors SPO #39 and the members of UAW Local 2404, Charlotte, NC, along with their friends and family extend their prayers and thoughts to the HOKIE FAMILY.

April 20, 2007, 3:05pm • Charlotte, NC • #34418

My thoughts go out to everyone involved in this terible tragedy,all the family’s,friends and everyone at VTech...stay strong together,and help eachother thru this awful time.Know that you are not alone,the whole world feels your pain.32 beautiful lives have been taken,but will never be forgotten they now stand forever in the sky as the beautiful stars they are now…
God bless you all!!

April 20, 2007, 3:05pm • The Netherlands • #34419

My heart aches for the families of those that were lost, for the campus, the state and the nation.  A tragedy such as this has profound and lasting effects on people here and everywhere at many different levels.  Though we may never make sense of it, we will always remember.  Evil is real and presents itself in many ways.  People have to pull together and lean on God to get through with our sanity and sense of security intact.  Without faith there is no hope, there is no feeling of security, there is always doubt, and it renders us all powerless.  With God we can find some comfort.  Comfort is what I pray for.

April 20, 2007, 3:05pm • Huntley, Illinois • #34420

Believe that all of you in Blacksburg are in our prayers and in our hearts.  My husband and I are devastated by this tragedy, having spent many happy hours on the campus of Virginia Tech in our youth.  We grieve with you and for you and have faith that you will prevail.  The Hokie Nation is strong and filled with courage, honor and spirit.  Stand strong and proud, Hokies.

With hope in our hearts for healing, and faith in the strength of the human spirit, we remain

The Bowman Family

April 20, 2007, 3:05pm • Hampton, Virginia • #34421

Dear Virginia Tech Students, Staff, and Community,

I was so saddened to watch the events of Monday unfold before me.  I can not imagine the horror of that day.  Use this time as a time to bond together to speak with someone you may never have spoken to or even just smile at someone walking by more often and mean it.  Pull together, stick together, grieve together, heal together, and remember that the world’s thoughts and prayers are with you each and every moment of each and every day.  May god bless you and keep you, and may your memories bring you comfort and peace.

Jessica S.

April 20, 2007, 3:06pm • Clarks Summit, PA, USA • #34422

ILLINI NATION IS SADDENED.  OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.....

April 20, 2007, 3:06pm • • #34423

This sucks.God Bless you all.

April 20, 2007, 3:06pm • Austin, TX • #34424

It’s hard to put into words how this horrible tragedy has saddend the whole world.  Please know that we are all thinking of the students, faculty, and the families of the victims.  It’s amazing how many people were affected by this.  Everyone in the Rustburg, VA area is thinking of you.  The whole school showed their HOKIE PRIDE today.

April 20, 2007, 3:06pm • Rustburg, Virginia • #34425

My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”

H.K

April 20, 2007, 3:06pm • Finland • #34426

Words can not express the grief I feel for all of the students and families touched by this tragic loss.  All I can offer is my prayers.

April 20, 2007, 3:06pm • Mt. Sterling, KY • #34427

Virginia Tech and the country will never forget the fallen!  They will always be with us.  Go Hokies!!!

April 20, 2007, 3:06pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #34428

I am a University of Michigan-Flint student. I wanted to express my condolences to you from one college student to others for your loss. I have tried to come up with the words to express the sorrow I feel for all of you but I just can’t do it. I have often worried in the back of my mind about the possibility of something like that happening on our campus because we are an open campus in a very bad part of the county. I never imagined it would really happen anywhere. I will keep all of you in my prayers that you will come through this and be able to finish out your semester and successfully complete your finals. I am not going to give you any unhelpful cliches because the situation just downright sucks. My only piece of advice is to let God carry you through this time. I wish all of you all the best.
Deepest Condolences,
Kirsten Groulx

April 20, 2007, 3:07pm • Montrose, MI (Genesee County) • #34429

Dear Virginia Tech,

My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you during this difficult time.  May God give you the strength and understanding to get through these tough days ahead.  Always remember your friends and faculty for who they were before this tragedy happened.  Keep their memory alive. When you look up at the beautiful skies, remember they are all looking down, protecting and watching over you.

May God Bless You All,

Evelyn Gonzalez & Family

April 20, 2007, 3:07pm • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania • #34430

Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel for each and every one of the students and teachers who lost their lives. We pray for all of those who are injured to recover and heal emotionally.

April 20, 2007, 3:07pm • Midlothian, VA • #34431

"Forget all college afflictions for today we are ALL Hokies” Virginia Tech will move on after this terrible event. I have hope.

April 20, 2007, 3:07pm • Blacksburg, VA • #34432

Our hearts and prayers will always be with you.

Ruben Trevino, ‘09
The University of Rochester

April 20, 2007, 3:07pm • Rochester, New York • #34433

My family’s thoughts and prayers are with each of you.  We have always loved the Hokies!!!!  Today we proudly stand beside you on this Hokie Hope Day!  May God Bless each one of you during this difficult time!

Alicia Honaker

April 20, 2007, 3:07pm • North Tazewell, Virginia • #34434

God Bless each and everyone of you and your families! My prayers are with those who lost someone they love.

April 20, 2007, 3:07pm • Edmonton Alberta Canada • #34435

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty, families, friends, and loved ones of all the victims at Virginia Tech. May God sent blessings and protection to you all.

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • Fort Dodge, Iowa USA • #34436

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. Everyones lives have been affected by this terrible tragedy. Just know that God will be with you through whatever you go through, just talk to him and ask him to be near and comfort you. God Bless you all Patrick

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • Houston / USA • #34437

I’ve never felt prouder to be a Hoakie as I watch from 3000 miles away the images of students, parents, faculty and friends that have lost so much come together in their grief. I see tremendous courage as they remember the beauty, intelligence, innocence, strength and bravery that the world lost too soon.

We must preserve our humanity and faith in times like this and remember to reach out to the weakest and fogotten ones of society for they can inflict excruciating sadness that penetrates the core of all of us.

I can’t pray enough in times like this for those closest to the tragedy. I pray that you can continue on despite your terrible loss and somehow make sense of this, as we all are trying to do. I’m so very sorry you have to carry this burden. I will always preserve in my heart and prayers a place for you, even though we’ve never met.

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • Sammamish, WA USA • #34438

Everyone at Virginia Tech are in our thoughts and our prayers at this tragic time. May God watch over those who lost their lives, those who were injured and the families of the victims. God Bless You.

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • Guilderland, NY, USA • #34439

Here in Alrington, Va. we had a candle light visual last night.  Many prayers were said and words of encouragement were spoken out.  I had not really put much thought into how the WORLD would react, let alone my campus.  To see everyone coming together like this is amazing...its just a sign of God’s love and divine mercy for the victims and their families.  When a young man came forward from VA TECH and thanked the Marymount community I bursted into tears.  At that moment, I knew how the Hokies truly felt.  My heart and prayers are with you all.  Stay strong!!!

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • Arlington Va USA • #34440

To All Those At Virginia Tech,

Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  What you all have experienced will never be forgotten, but we wish you all a bright future, one without saddness or grief over this tragedy.  May God smile on each of you and bring a bright ray into your lives to help ease your pain and saddness.  Please know the entire world is thinking of you and wishing you peace.

You are all in our prayers. God bless you all,

Michael,Lynn and Jessica Sandoval, Tiffany and Jacob Flores, and Quaid Price

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • Brady, Texas • #34441

I can only begin to imagine the pain and grief that permeates Blacksburg and the Virginia Tech campus.  I feel a palpable sense of it hundreds of miles away here in Upstate New York.

Please know that the Hokie Nation has grown exponentially with the million who join you in your grief, your sorrow and your tragic loss.  The dignity, respect, class and humanity you have shown in dealing with this unbearable loss honors the victims of this senseless act in a way that moves us all to be better people.

I am left hearing the Anthem of my beloved Liverpool Football Club, who have some experience is dealing with tragic loss of life and otherwise unimaginable pain.  4.16.07-VT Remebers, as will we all. 

“You’ll Never Walk Alone”

When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the Storm there’s a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart,
And you’ll never walk alone.
You’ll never walk alone.

-Michael Kaprielian

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • Albany, New York • #34442

my heart is full of sorrow.
God bless you all
marie-ancolie

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • France • #34443

I was deeply saddened by the ungodly act(s) that took place on Monday-04-16-07..It is my prayer that the community as well as faculty,staff and students,and family members continue to pull together long after the press coverages fade away.I will continue to say a prayer for everyone at VT and may all of you continue to strive for a better tomorrow leading to a better community,VT and America.To all the victims family my sincere sympathy for the tremendous loss that all of you feel.I cannot fathom the pain that you all must be in but may this be some small comfort in knowing that even though i am miles away the pain i feel is real for all of you.God makes no mistakes- he called his Angels home to rest and to watch over us all.God bless Virginia Tech and the faculty and staff and all those who have gone home to be with GOD...Much love and heart felt sympathy to you all

Anita B- Atlanta,GA

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • atlanta,GA • #34444

as a mother of a 2006 va tech graduate, i just want to extend my sympathy.  my thoughts and prayers are certainly with you.  stay strong hokies!

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • dunkirk, md. • #34445

Thinking of you: friends, family & co-workers send thier love.

Cheryl Pascoe Lavalley
BSME 1990

April 20, 2007, 3:08pm • Dedham, MA • #34446

Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida offers its condolances.

April 20, 2007, 3:09pm • Saint Leo, Florida • #34447

I would like to send my condolences not only to the victims families but to everyone that had to go through this terrible trajedy.  It not only hit Virginia it hit us all.

Keep your heads up VTech.  We all here for you.

Go Hokies!!!!

April 20, 2007, 3:09pm • Union City, NJ • #34448

Come back
And with you will come Spring
With the blooming flowers, green trees
And rebirth that it brings

A warm breeze
Soft as the cheek of a child
Sunshine
Hope
Maybe a smile

Too many will not return
The pain is so deep
The beauty they gave us
In our hearts we will keep

We will heal
Together we are strong
In a stadium all maroon and orange
We will lift those lost with that old Fight Song

Alone in the office
Or back in the dorm
We’ll treasure and keep them
forever more

You are the heart and soul
Of this special place
So come back
And we’ll move forward
Together with grace

April 20, 2007, 3:09pm • Blacksburg, VA • #34449

To all the Virginia Tech students, faculty and families you are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches so much for you. My deepest sympathies go out to everyone directly affected by this tragedy. I am praying for you all. My heart aches for the friends and families of the victims. I am crying with you. I am so sorry for this senseless tragedy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. We are all united.

April 20, 2007, 3:09pm • Greenville, South Carolina • #34450

It is the LORD who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you or forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 RSV
I am praying for you all!
Murfi L

April 20, 2007, 3:09pm • Columbia, SC • #34451

I am so saddened by the “evil” events that your university has been exposed to.  I read the stories of the surviving victims and I sob in horror.  My heart breaks for the parents that must bury their child. I hurt for the wounded and pray for a speedy recovery.  President Bush has said that a university is a place to learn and should be considered a safe haven….how true that is and how sad it is that it has been tarnished.  I am literally overwhelmed by the heroic acts of students and faculty that risked or gave their own life to save another….that is what we do here in America and even this evil event WILL NOT change that. I pray with all my heart that the Virginia Tech community can find a way to move forward and that the students can continue their dreams for a higher education.  This is still the root of your career and the accomplishments in your life you wish to achieve….do not let the actions of this killer ruin your future, he has already taken enough.

Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers all around the country and will continue to be there as you go through the healing process.

Friends from Ohio,
Scott, Kym, and Christopher Emrick

April 20, 2007, 3:09pm • Pataskala, OH • #34452

May the Lord bless you and keep you.  May His Spirit comfort you during this time of tragic loss.  May He wipe away every tear and give you His peace which passes all human understanding.

April 20, 2007, 3:09pm • Lee's Summit, MO 64064 • #34453

Dear Virginia Tech Community,

I would just like to send out my deepest condolences. I don’t know much about your school but there is one thing that I do know and that is how strong of a community you are.  I’m a college/university student from Toronto and this story has touched us all. We all think that you are all so brave. Even though this is a really hard time we know that you will all get through this no matter how long it takes.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we wish you all the best. 

Love and Prayers,
Susan Pace

April 20, 2007, 3:10pm • Toronto, Canada • #34454

Dear Parents, children, siblings, family and friends of the victims of April 16th, 2007, know that the world weeps with you, for your great loss is also our loss.  Thank you for sharing pictures and stories of your beautiful loved ones with us.  May your strength in the coming days/months/years come from THEM, may you feel them close to your hearts forever.

A friend in the north.

April 20, 2007, 3:10pm • Toronto, Ontario - Canada • #34455

I want to share my deepest condolences to the family,friends, and faculity of VT. I wish there was a way to make you feel better. I can only say that I am sorry for the loss that all of you have experienced. You all are in my prayers and will be for days and months to come. Sincerly Candis Westbrook

April 20, 2007, 3:10pm • Pearisburg, VA • #34456

I know that this may not mean much, however I would like to share my condolences to all of the students , faculty, and staff of Va Tech. I truly am saddened by the horrific tragedy, and pray for all those involved and also that we never see anything else like this ever in our country. Stay strong Va Tech !!  Stay Strong !

April 20, 2007, 3:10pm • Gretna, Louisiana • #34457

My heart and my prayers go out to the victims and their families, and to all the students at Virginia Tech.

April 20, 2007, 3:10pm • san jose, ca • #34458

To All of those at Virginia Tech,

We are praying for ya’ll and thinking of you always.  Let not this tragedy define who you are and will be.  And take this as an example to make peace in the world.

Lindsey Smith
University of Louisiana at Monroe

April 20, 2007, 3:10pm • Monroe, Louisiana • #34459

My prayers go out to the victims, families, friends and the entire Hookie community effected by this tragic event.  God Bless You All!!!

April 20, 2007, 3:10pm • Quinton, Virginia • #34460

I have never once thought of liking Vt. My heart has now changed and weeping for the souls who were killed. We must remenber them as heros. R.I.P.

April 20, 2007, 3:10pm • Glen Allen,VA • #34461

God Bless and Comfort you, Virginia Tech, Family.
We pray for your peace and comfort, and will always remember in prayer our Hokie Friends!
From your friends,
University of Virginia Mens Swim Team

April 20, 2007, 3:11pm • charlottesville, va • #34462

My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, students and staff at Virginia Tech. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you.

April 20, 2007, 3:11pm • Athens, GA • #34463

Words cannot begin to describe what your school, students, faculty, staff and community must be going through. We are certainly all mourning with you, although we cannot begin to understand what you are truly experiencing. You have all brought a lot of pride to your institution during this terrible time and have helped all of us at other institutions to find some of our own “Hokie Pride”. God Bless all of you, your campus and your families. You are all in my prayers and thoughts today and in the future. The victims of this tragedy will certainly live on through everyone who has been touched by them personally, or through hearing their stories. God Bless!

April 20, 2007, 3:11pm • Plymouth, NH • #34464