Condolences, April 20, 2007

To anyone who has lost a loved one in this tragedy and to anyone who was injured, we pray that God will give you the strength to carry on. I also would like to pray for the survivors as they have lost loved ones in the tragedy.
Jennifer S.

April 20, 2007, 4:00pm • Orangeburg Sc.- • #34867

As a hokie, I relate very deeply with the tragic, tragic event at VT. I am still reeling from the aftermath of the shooting and I cannot begin to comprehend what the families of the victims are going through.

My heartfelt prayers are with each and everyone of you.

Now let us gather our strengths to regroup and make VT and other college campuses safe again.

April 20, 2007, 4:00pm • Baltimore, MD • #34868

Tears in Their Eyes
On the morning of Monday April 16 ,2007
They heard gunfire in the air
Fear was in their eyes
It was replaced by bravery
They shield their classmates and teachers with tables,doors,desks,and unfortunely their bodies.
He incouragely told his classmates to jump out the windows.Tears full their eyes running down their faces.Some of them died, others were wounded.Their spirits become angels and saints.
Their blood were not red but orange and maroon.
For the surivors, V for victory, T for triumph.
They are still alive and kicking. Orange and maroon sunset on them. See the star of David for the teacher. It shines and twinkles in the night.
Heard the drums playing ratta tap tap. They are playing for “Stacks”. Horns playing taps, church bells for the dead. Hear them shout “Let’s go, Hokies! Let’s go!” Hokies riders in the skies.

April 20, 2007, 4:00pm • Chesterfeild, VA • #34869

I am a student at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. As it happens, my birthday was on Monday, the day of the shootings. I cannot explain with words how sorry I am and how much I feel for the victims, their friends, their families, and everyone on the campus of Virginia Tech who had to endure the terrifying events of that day. It is so sad when terrible things happen to great people. I am praying for all of you. Keep your heads up, keep living your life, and know that God is with you, and that you are in the thoughts and prayers of millions of people everywhere. God loves you very much, and he will not make you take on anything that you can’t handle. My heart goes out to you, and on behalf of me and my family, we are praying for you. Keep on, and God Bless

April 20, 2007, 4:01pm • Topeka, KS • #34870

"The Lord is close to the breaken-hearted, and he saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

May God be with everyone as you trudge this terribly painful road.

April 20, 2007, 4:01pm • Pittsburgh Pennsylvania • #34871

I AM DEEPLY SORRY. THERE ARE NO WORDS THAT WILL EASE THE PAIN AND SORROW. JUST KEEP THE FAITH. MY FAMILY AND MYSELF WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. HANG IN THERE. OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH EVERYONE THERE AND THEIR FAMILIES. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.

April 20, 2007, 4:01pm • ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC • #34872

My prayers to all at Virginia Tech as a mother of 3 I could not imagine the pain everyone is suffering. My 17 year old daughter was at the mall when gun fire erupted and she was hysterical when people started running and shots were fired and she saw a young boy go down she thought he was dead but thank god he made it, but when I got that call from her I went crazy with fear wanting to get to her as soon as I could and I had such hatered for the shooters my only thought was revenge for the pain they caused and I thanked the Lord my baby girl was not harmed. I can only pray that the Lord helps heal your pain and know that the entire nation is behind you all the way. I am very impressed with the students and how they came together in this terrible tragedy, all of you are gods angels.God Bless You All
KG

April 20, 2007, 4:01pm • Maryland • #34873

Our families prayers are with all of the victims, their families and the entire community.  Please continue to have faith in Our Heavenly Father, as all of the victims are now looking out for all of you. 
Sincerely,
The Helzer Family

April 20, 2007, 4:01pm • Winter Springs, Florida • #34875

I live in New York, and when I heard about what happened I couldn’t believe it. Ever since, I have been praying for the families, and friends of the people killed. I have also been praying for the injured, and everyone who survived the shhoting. I will keep everyone in my prayers. Today in my high school, we had a moment of silence for everyone who was killed.

April 20, 2007, 4:02pm • Breezy Point, New York • #34876

To all of the victims our prayers are with you. To their family, friends, the students, faculty and all members affected by this terrible tragedy our thoughts are with you constantly.

May God be with all of you, stay strong.

Renee’ & Matthew

April 20, 2007, 4:02pm • Flushing, NY • #34877

My heart and prayers go out to all the people who were involved in this tradgedy. May god heal you and help you thtough this.

Jamie

April 20, 2007, 4:02pm • Nashville, TN • #34878

Being from a family of Hokies, this tragic event has hit home.  We offer our prayers to the families, students and faculty.  We are Hokies and we will overcome!

April 20, 2007, 4:02pm • Erlanger, KY • #34879

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Colin J. Pratt

April 20, 2007, 4:03pm • Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, UK • #34880

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the VT family and especially to the families and friends that lost their loved ones in this horrific event.  May God give you strength in the days to follow.  May the prayers of so many give you peace. God Bless You.

Lucy & Tim Upchurch

April 20, 2007, 4:03pm • Chapel Hill, NC • #34881

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families of victims and those who were injured in Monday’s senseless act of selfishness by one individual.  May God bless you all.

April 20, 2007, 4:03pm • Travelers Rest, SC • #34882

The R-MC Yellow Jackets are with you in spirit and prayer. In your honor and memory we wear your colors today, and it is my hope that college students everywhere remain in this spirit for years to come. We are all connected by our choice in bettering ourseleves - the path of a higher education. Today we have put aside our yellow and black and have dressed in your orange and maroon, and we will carry you on our shoulders and our lapels until you are strong again.

R. Gayle

April 20, 2007, 4:03pm • Ashland, VA • #34883

Our hearts and our prayers are with all of you… though we aren’t there with your nor could we EVER quite comprehend the forefront of dealing with something so tragic, we are “One Nation under God” we share in the heartache of fellow human beings, families, friends, and loved ones.

We are all Hokies now!!!

April 20, 2007, 4:04pm • Huntington Beach, CA. USA!!! • #34884

Dear VT staff and students,

i watched with fear and terror as the tragic events unfolded on your campus. The first thing I could think to do was to contact my son, a sophomore at LSU, to let him known I loved him and to inquire about the safety measures on the campus should such an event occur. The second thing I could do was pray for all of you and your families. I am thankful for your school’s leadership, your Governor, and your Hokie spirit!  God Bless You and keep You

April 20, 2007, 4:04pm • Alexandria, LA • #34885

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this
tme of great loss. May God be with you all as you start the healing process.

April 20, 2007, 4:04pm • Nacogdoches, TX • #34886

Europe is with you and we will never forget them. You are not alone. Be strong.
I cannot believe that has happened in a university, it’s horrible for the students.

All students: Be strong and courageous.

My thoughts go to all which were touched by this horrible tragedy.

Sincerely, love from Europe (Belgium),
Sébastien Stevens, Université Libre de Bruxelles

April 20, 2007, 4:04pm • Brussels, Belgium, Europa • #34887

My heart breaks for you VT… my prayer is that God will give you His peace… my hope is that your goodness will overshadow the evil of April 16th.

We Are Virginia Tech!
-Mike (Ole Miss alum)

April 20, 2007, 4:05pm • Yorktown, VA • #34888

Such a Horror and utter waste of such vital and promising lives.  One can only pray for them, their families, and the rest of your students.  Please know the whole country is in shock and stands in solidarity behind you.  You are going to move forward with the help of the whole country.

April 20, 2007, 4:05pm • kingston, massachusetts • #34889

Ich wünsche Ihnen allen,Freunden,Familie Mitstudenten der Opfer von ganzem Herzen Kraft,das Geschehene zu verarbeiten,Kraft nach vorn zu schauen und mit dem Unbegreiflichen leben zu lernen.
Meine Gedanken sind bei Ihnen allen,von Herzen alles Gute!!

Kai Schenk
Cologne,germany
nc-schenkin2@netcologne.de

April 20, 2007, 4:06pm • cologne,germany • #34890

From this day forward, there will always be a small part of me that will be a Hokie. Those who were lost, friends, brothers, and sisters. May their spirit forever live on through those who remain. May the LORD bless you and keep you.

April 20, 2007, 4:06pm • US Air Force Airman First Class Garrett Seale Plan • #34891

No words could possibly express the pain that has been experianced over the past few days. I personally have no ties to the university, but still I have shed many tears. Im sure your pain is greater due to the loss of friends, family and having to witness such a horrific event. Still this nation is coming together and grieving with you. We all send our love, share your grief and mourn the lost. We will never forget those that were lost and we will be here for those who are grieving.

April 20, 2007, 4:07pm • San Antonio, Tx • #34892

Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of those lost on April 14th and to all students of Virginia Tech. We pray for you and those who had to suffer so needlessly from this tragedy. Although we cannot be there to help in someway to ease your pain, please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

April 20, 2007, 4:08pm • Orangeville, Ontario, Canada • #34893

My heart aches so much.  The families of the victims have been in my thoughts and prayers every minute. I truly feel like I’m a Hokie today with my Burgundy & Orange ribbon.  I will continue to pray for the Virginia Tech community.
Take care, Lynn White--Gaithersburg, MD

April 20, 2007, 4:09pm • Gaithersburg, MD • #34894

To the families and friends of the victims:

A tragedy and loss occurred
On April 16, 2007
Several lives were taken
Now they are in heaven

I pray you find comfort
I will keeping praying for you
I wish there was more
That I could say or do

May God be with you

April 20, 2007, 4:12pm • Clinton Township Mi • #34895

deer uof tech iam very sad to what hapend on april 16 my prayers are with every body and iknow that your sprit will grow every day iwill put you on my prayer list this sunday at my church from your friend brian

April 20, 2007, 4:12pm • north carolina • #34896

I am really sad, shocked. Nono of them deserved such an end, they were too young to die. I cannot express my sorrow very well here, but I think my tears talk better. :((

April 20, 2007, 4:13pm • Istanbul, Turkey • #34897

My heart and prayers go out to anyone who was affected by the Virginia Tech shootings. I cannot imagine the strength and courage it takes to continue living , let alone happily and productively. The lives lost the morning of April 16 can never be replaced. May God Bless You, Valeria Pedroza Fresno California P.S. Fresno City College in California held a memorial service and March for the victims of April 16.

April 20, 2007, 4:15pm • Fresno , California • #34898

On behalf of Sun Youth, a community based organization in Montreal, we extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends and faculty, of the victims of this horrific tragedy at Virginia Tech. We at Sun Youth unfortunately experienced a similar event on September 13th 2006 at Dawson College where a gunman entered and shot 20 students, killing one.

We setup a fund to financially assist the students that were shot and murdered and their families, we also helped in several other ways. If you would like any help, we would be glad to share our knowledge of such events and aid in any way possible. If you feel you need any assistance in the following days or weeks please feel free to utilise our services.

Our contact information is (514) 842-6822 and our email is cppc@sunyouthorg.com my name is Helio Galego , Director of Crime Prevention and Victims Services.

April 20, 2007, 4:23pm • Montreal, Quebec, Canada • #34899

My family and I respectively share the pain, loss, and now mourn with the families, friends, and the world of which ourlives have forever changed.

When we remember April 16th, we will aways feel the the pain of such a senseless taking away of many loving, caring people. And as we remember, let us also know and understand what God has always wanted mankind to do.  “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” John 13:34 KJV

First, let us always remember God loves each one of us, regardless if we believe in Him or not. And that He grieves with us when we do.

Secondly, if we could follow these words of direction and encouragement, what a better world it could be.  We have it within our reach.

Supportive prayers, The Hassler Family

April 20, 2007, 4:49pm • Seattle, WA USA • #34900