Condolences, April 20, 2007

So very very sorry to all of those in pain.  My heart breaks for the victims, their families and friends.  Your loved ones will always be protected in our hearts and memories.

April 20, 2007, 1:50pm • Fremont, Ca. • #33858

we cannot begin to imagine the pain you are all going through....our thoughts and prayers are with you…

April 20, 2007, 1:50pm • south wales united kingdom • #33859

Please know that at our hospital facilities in Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Livermore we will be gathering today in prayer, a moment of silence and a reading of the names who died io April 16.
With love and heartfelt condolences, we are with you.
Rev. Susan Turley, Chaplain Services

April 20, 2007, 1:50pm • Palo Alto, CA • #33860

We are all suffering here and sharing your sorrows and pain .. It was something unexpected to bahappening specially after many sufferings that the whole world has been through! My thought and prayers are with you all and with the whole VT crew and family! We, from the middle east, United Arab Emirates, are sharing your pain and sufferings and we are all praying for you all.. May god protect us all and bless us where ever we are ..!

April 20, 2007, 1:50pm • Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • #33861

My family and I are heartbroken over this tragedy and want you to know that all of you, especially the families and loved ones of those who were lost, are in our prayers.
Cary Lafaye

April 20, 2007, 1:50pm • Columbia SC • #33862

I cannot express enough the sorrow i feel for the innocent victims and thier families at Virginia Tech. They are in my thoughts and prayers. May they rest peacefully in heaven and may everyone affected find happiness one day soon.  -Christina

April 20, 2007, 1:50pm • Pearl River, New York • #33863

May God be with the families of the victims of Monday’ tragedy. My prayers are with all of VT.

April 20, 2007, 1:50pm • Austin, IN • #33864

The senseless loss of so many of our young and brightest is gut wrenching and unable to be expressed in words. Our prayers go out to all of the families with a prayer that we as a people will celebrate their lives with a call to immediate action to remove weapons of mass destruction from our society. To no longer find entertainment in movies of violence and war. To not respond to unspeakable acts of violence with more violence as we have in Afganistan and Iraq.
May all of us refuse to debate doing what we know is right, to not let our children, our future continue to die in vain.

April 20, 2007, 1:51pm • Lafayette, California • #33865

May God Bless all of those affected directly or indirectly by this tragedy.  May God forgive him for what he has done.

April 20, 2007, 1:51pm • David B, Baltimore, Maryland. • #33866

God Bless and keep you all close to his heart. 

I will keep you all in my prayers.

Tina
(mother of two daughters in college)

April 20, 2007, 1:51pm • Lakewood, Colorado • #33867

I attend the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I am a senior about to graduate and i feel so bad for all those familys that were preparing for their childrens graduation. Those parents that had cildren as freshman and the graduat students and the professor. i just pray that everyon will be able to heal overtime and may God be with all of you.

April 20, 2007, 1:51pm • Greensboro, NC • #33868

In this difficult time please know that the Cooper family in North Myrtle Beach SC is praying for everyone that lost a family member of friend. We send our deepest sympathy and hope that you will one day see the sunshine through all these dark clouds.
God Bless you all, you are in our thoughts

April 20, 2007, 1:52pm • North Myrtle Beach SC • #33869

To All at VT

Your dignity in the midst of the tradgedy is truly humbling and a tribute to those you lost. Amongst so much tradgedy have been so many stories of heroism that show the good side of humanity.

I hope your country and govt now challenges the gun lobby and stops making excuses that make it easier for these things to happen. There is no place in civilised society for making it so easy for the disenfranchised, mentally ill and sometimes evil people to gain access to the means by which to kill others.

Regards and Best Wishes

Tony & Kay
Dunblane
Scotland

April 20, 2007, 1:52pm • Dunblane, Scotland • #33870

Our hearts goes out to every student and family member affected by this tradegy. It has impacted so many lives in so many ways. We will continue to pray for your strength in the days ahead. I salute the educational process and believe that the Virginia Tech staff and its students will be able to continue their goals and dreams in making this a better world. You are great people with great courage.

Youth Matter, Inc.

April 20, 2007, 1:52pm • Portsmouth, VA • #33871

As a father of two college students and a survivor of 9/11, I pray for all the families, for the health of those who survived and the comfort and strength for remainder of the Virgina Tech family.

With God’s Grace,
Howard Wong

April 20, 2007, 1:52pm • New York City, New York • #33872

Virginia Tech is one part of our larger education community.  We share your loss, your grief, your caring for relatives and friends.
The staff and students of Onteora Central School District

April 20, 2007, 1:52pm • Boiceville, New York • #33873

VT has always been and will remain a wonderful University. My thoughts, prayers, and respect go to the victim’s families and the whole Virginia Tech family. My school, Alleghany High School, took the moment of prayer around the flag pole today and it was heartfelt to see everyone in some shade of the VT colors. I believe we are going to be having a balloon service sometime next week where we release 32 balloons into the air and say a prayer. I hope this shows in a small way how Alleghany High School, as well as the other schools in this area, area behind the VT family 100%.

April 20, 2007, 1:52pm • Covington, VA USA • #33874

Our thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech and their families.

Heaven’s Gate
In the arms of Angels someone leaves.
Here on earth someone grieves.
In just moments from now,
A beautiful mystery somehow,
Someone stands at heavens gate,
Filled with happiness as they wait.
No more pain nor tears,
Only treasured memories of their years.
Down here we’re holding on,
We can’t accept they’re gone.
Weeping as we call their name,
Our lives will never be the same.
Someone stands at the gate to heaven,
As tragedy struck our world again.
In time we’ll begin to understand,
The Angels took our loved one’s hand.
They softly whispered God is love,
And He’s waiting up above.
God’s love has called for them,
To heaven’s gate to meet him.
They’ll enter heaven’s gate together
Where love lives forever.
Amen

God Bless,

Janet Dust,
Lansing, Michigan

April 20, 2007, 1:52pm • Lansing, Michigan • #33875

All of our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends suffering loss, the struggling survivors and all of the Virginia Tech students and faculty.  Our prayers are with you. 

The Major Family

April 20, 2007, 1:52pm • Burnet Texas • #33876

We here at Fluvanna County High School would like to send our condolences to the families of the lost soul at Va. Tech. We hope that all things in the near future benefit you to the fullest.

Our Deepest Regrets,
The Student/Faculty at Fluvanna County High School

April 20, 2007, 1:52pm • Palmyra, VA/USA • #33877

You are all in my daily prayers. I can’t begin to imagine the pain you are feeling right now. I pray for God to give you strength and comfort.

God Bless!

April 20, 2007, 1:53pm • Clearview City, KS • #33878

I am so sorry for the pain that all of you feel. Everyone in the VT community is taking all of the controversial coverage with digity and pose. My heart morns for all of those who lost the ones they love. My thoughts are with you!

April 20, 2007, 1:53pm • West Des Moines, Iowa • #33879

To all who have been affected by this extremely unfortunate tragedy, my heart and prayers are with all of you, the students, the staff, and the families.  I’m sorry and I can only imagine how you feel.  May God bless you all.

April 20, 2007, 1:53pm • Phoenix, AZ • #33880

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  I attend a University where we recently lost one student to violence by another student...I cannot imagine losing 32.  May your hearts heal quickly and remember even the longest day has its end.

April 20, 2007, 1:53pm • Ypsilanti, MI • #33881

I am profoundly saddened by the events of 4/16 and my prayers are with the families of these precious children and their teachers. On the pending anniversaries of this day, I hope all will focus not on the tragedy, nor give particular thought to the gunmen, but rather focus on the extraordinary lives led by the victims and the love each held in their heart for the family and friends who will love and miss them always.  As the Mother of two Virgina College Graduates (Wm & Mary/JMU) my heart aches for these lives cut short.  But as my own children have told me, the scariest part of leaving this earth is knowing the sadness felt by the ones who will be left behind.  So remember these 32 with joy, and smile at the memories you’ll always hold dear; for they will be smiling down on you each and every day.  God Bless the VA Tech Community.

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • Brewer, Maine • #33882

To all the families and friends of our VT Angels among us!

My prayers go out to all of you in your time of grief...I hope that those who lost a child, a friend, or professor, will find strength & courage to take the right steps towards healing.  Continue to live, be strong, and be hopeful that tomorrow will be a better day.

Take this time to remember those who have fallen, and know that they are in a better place!  It is us who are left behind to remember our yesterdays...and we shall never forget our fallen brothers and sisters.  Each in their own way, touched our lives and we will continue to love them forever!!

May God be with You!!

Kaci Cook

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • Lincoln, CA • #33883

A vous tous qui avez perdu des amis, des amours, des professeurs ou de simples connaissances, mes plus sincères condoléances. Mes pensées sont pour vous.

Marie V.Gervais

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • Montréal (Québec) Canada • #33884

There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am for the lives lost.  As I read the information some of the news sites had written about those killed, I cried at the loss of all these wonderful people whose lives were filled with purpose and great acheivement.  The world will miss out on all that these wonderful people had to offer us.  I wish the families and friends of the victims comfort, hope and support.  May your memories of loved ones lost carry you through the days.

A friend,
Diana

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • Irvine, CA • #33885

my sister-in-law, and her husband are grads of VaTech, this really hits close to home. my deepest sorrow goes out to hokie nation this week. my blood runs orange and blue, but this week there’s alot of maroon in it.
this should never happen!!

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • linden va USA • #33886

Hello My Name Is Richie Fox I Live In Maiden North Carolina Today I Come Here To Voice My Heart Felt Sorrow To Each And All That Are Affected By The Tradgic Happenings Of 4 Days Ago And To Let You Know That You Are And Will Always Be In My Prayers And The Governor Of The State Of Virigina Should Mark April 20 As VT Day In Memory Of The Hokies God Bless You And Your Entire Family .......  And If You Ever Need Anything Feel Free To Contact Me richiey68@yahoo.com Or On Myspace at
The Logic Rocks Thats Me I Hope You Have A Great Day ........

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • Maiden North Carolina • #33887

I may be on the west coast, but my thoughts are with everyone in Virginia.  Stay strong and god bless.

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • Redondo Beach, CA • #33888

We strongly hold you in our hearts and send our love, condolences, thoughts and prayers. May you find the strength, courage and resilience to prevail. May God comfort and ease your pain, especially those who lost loved ones. May peace transcend your hearts and all affected by this inconceivable tragedy. We remember you. God bless.

Bob, Dorrie & Shondi

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • Morrison, Colorado • #33889

I am 13 years old and live in Bradford, England and I am so sorry for your loss and may they rest in peace but death brings peole closer together your area family and the people who died would want you to be happy.
God Bless them. God bless america

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • England • #33890

When you walk through a Storm

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
And your way seems tough and long
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone

By grace & love you will walk on…
Please go to http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/ for many messages of hope & support for V Tech at this time.  God Bless

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • Baltimore County, MD • #33891

In a similar circumstance, the words are useless. We pray God to give you the force in order to overcome this sad Moment.

God bless

Richard
Liliana
Sarah
Virginia
Michael

April 20, 2007, 1:54pm • Abano Terme, Padova, ITALY • #33892

I have stopped asking God why and have started asking him to ease the pain that I am feeling deep in my heart. May he do the same for all of the faculity/staff and student body at Virginia Tech.

Love,
Tammie

April 20, 2007, 1:55pm • Bowie, MD • #33893

From all the way in California, we send our thoughts, prayers and love.  Watching the band members perform outside the hospital yesterday on the news proved to us that Virginia Tech is a strong community with much resolve.  The response of your campus community provides an example to all of us across the world.

April 20, 2007, 1:55pm • Los Angeles, CA • #33894

My sincerer condolences and deepest sympathies to all the families and friends of

* Ross Abdallah Alameddine
* Christopher James Bishop
* Brian Roy Bluhm
* Ryan Christopher Clark
* Austin Michelle Cloyd
* Jocelyne Couture-Nowak
* Kevin P. Granata
* Matthew Gregory Gwaltney
* Caitlin Millar Hammaren
* Jeremy Michael Herbstritt
* Rachel Hill
* Emily Jane Hilscher
* Jarrett Lee Lane
* Matthew Joseph La Porte
* Henry J. Lee
* Liviu Librescu
* G.V. Loganathan
* Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan
* Lauren Ashley McCain
* Daniel Patrick O’Neil
* J. Ortiz-Ortiz
* Minal Hiralal Panchal
* Daniel Alejandro Perez
* Erin Nicole Peterson
* Michael Steven Pohle, Jr.
* Julia Kathleen Pryde
* Mary Karen Read
* Reema Joseph Samaha
* Waleed Mohamed Shaalan
* Leslie Geraldine Sherman
* Maxine Shelly Turner
* Nicole White

from Stuard E. James (Germany)

April 20, 2007, 1:55pm • Lauterbach, Germany • #33895

My thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this tragedy. My heart was deeply saddened as I learned of this tragedy via the news. I know that words can’t heal the loss of a loved one. Only through time with the help of GOD. May GOD Bless you and keep you.

Gita

April 20, 2007, 1:55pm • Greenville, SC • #33896

My heartbreaks for the families, friends and entire VA Tech community who have lost their loved ones and must endure this tragedy. In this time of utter disbelief and pain, let us not lean on our own understand but on the Lord’s. As my head hangs, there are no words to express my sympathy.  May God bless you, kindness cradle you and love surround you.

April 20, 2007, 1:55pm • Laurel, MD • #33897

God bless Virginia Tech, it’s students, faculty, and alumni.

Mark ‘87

April 20, 2007, 1:55pm • Herndon, VA • #33898

To all my American friends and cousins.

My best wishes to you all after this terrible tragedy.

John Colin Burgess

20th April 2007

England

April 20, 2007, 1:55pm • England • #33899

To all the families and students that have lost a love one. I just want to tell you it’s not going to be the same, but to say it will get better after while. I hope and pray that your family will continued to love and cherish each other in the time of need. And look to the hills with cometh your help and all your help cometh from the Lord.

April 20, 2007, 1:56pm • Washington, North Carolina / United States of Amer • #33900

VT families and friends,

Our deepest sympathy go out to you

Love and prayers,

Denise and Leila

April 20, 2007, 1:56pm • CA • #33901

I am an ex-military person and have seen and know what guns can do in the wrong hands. I am 54 years old now but still have memories of some “not very nice things” i have seen. These poor young souls died so needlessly but i pray not in vain. Please do something to stop the wrong people getting guns.
To their friends and families my deepest sympathies and a few words.

They were our North, our South, our East and our West;
Our working week and our Sunday rest;
Our noon, our midnight, our talk, our song;
We know our Love will last forever: it hasn’t gone.

The stars are not wanted now; put them all out;
Pack up the Moon and dismantle the Sun;
Pour away the Oceans and sweep up the Woods;
For nothing now can ever be so good.

April 20, 2007, 1:56pm • Derek Cochrane, Scotland. UK • #33902

I would like to tell my deep sadness about the massacre. Please stand together in your feelings abroad.
Leo

April 20, 2007, 1:56pm • Berlin, Germany • #33903

"A Nation United Can Never Be Conquered” ~ Thomas Jefferson~
To the “Hokie Nation”, their family and friends, you are all in our hearts and prayers.

God Bless You.

J & K Spaid

April 20, 2007, 1:56pm • Gordonsville, VA • #33904

Virginia Tech:
I’m so sorry for all the pain you are all going through. Please be strong and pray because God will hear you and help you along the way.
It will be hard at first, but we will all be praying for you and your fellow students who died.

Be strong!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Laura Peynado

April 20, 2007, 1:57pm • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic • #33905

Voices, silent in the halls
Shadows frozen on the walls
Friends and loved ones share the grief
A nation stares in disbelief

Voices rise, in solemn prayer
Comforting survivors there
Tears are dried, embraces held
Shock and fear are slowly quelled

Voices ring from all around
Strong and comforting in sound
Healing all with soothing love
Perfected by our God above

My family’s hearts go out to all of you in the Virgina Tech community.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all daily.

Paul John Lundy

April 20, 2007, 1:57pm • Lansing, MI • #33906

Virginia Tech has been the School I Want to go to since I understood what College Was. I have Visited the Campus, Been to Football games, and followed the school for a long time now. I am 15 and I still plan on attending the School because in the wake of this horrible event the real Hokie colors have come out. I Cannot put into words how bad i feel for anyone who even knew one of the victims let alone their Families and Close Friends. It is just so sad how so many lives can be taken by a simple pull of a triger. Each person had a life and many were just starting that life when it all came to a sudden end. I will pray for Everyone affected by this as often as I can. God Bless Virginia Tech and Anyone Affected By this horrible event.

April 20, 2007, 1:57pm • El Paso, Texas • #33907