E-mail to VT Webmaster, April 16 - 26, 2007

As a fellow public school instructor,I am deeply saddened by this madness. To say that my thoughts and prayers are with you seems so small. But I promise I will pray for you. I pray that you will grieve not alone, but in community. I pray that the peace that passes all understanding will meet you and with time...bring healing.

April 17, 2007 • #35085

I just wanted to say the school and all involved with the school are in my prayers after such a devastating event. God speed on the healing process.

April 17, 2007 • #35086

Dear students, victims, involved families, teachers and staff

I know that people usually need some information from you by using this “form” but I can’t find any other possibility to write you the following: I really, really want to condole with you on the sad disaster which happened yesterday. You have now a very hard time and I want you to know that a lot of people all around the world are shocked about this disaster and really want you to help. Please accept my codolences. I hope that in time you will get over this tragical moment. It’s hard, I know. Somebody told me once this: I believe that after every storm eventually a rainbow appears. I hope and pray that you will see this rainbow as soon as possible. Don’t stay in this miserable state you’re in now. Go on, continue your work because you don’t help the involved and hurt families and other students when you mourn too long. You will see good days again, I’m sure about that. Again, I condole with you on this disaster and hope you will get over it soon.

Best regards and wishes from Switzerland Cyrill Brunner, student at the Kantonsschule Wohlen

April 17, 2007 • #35087

A TRIBUTE TO THE VIRGINIA TECH 32 HEROES Within the sloping hills of the Blue Ridge mountains- that surrounds the Virginia Tech enclave there our future leaders were massacred, there they died for our sakes. O Our future leaders have we lost, we must not let our loss be in vain As a timeless memorial to our future leaders, may we immortalize our day of grave loss. We may not fathom, we can not discern, what sorrows they bore for us But in our hearts we know - it was for us that they stood defenseless to die. O Our Nations Pride have we lost, we must not let our woes best our wisdom. BY Sammy Aboagye, Bronx - NEW YORK

April 17, 2007 • Bronx - New York • #35088

My heart goes out to everyone on the Virginia Tech Campus. Please know that you are in the hearts, minds and prayers of many during this difficult time. Please take care of yourselves and each other during this time.

April 17, 2007 • #35089

Each of you are in my prayers.

Way back in 1985 when I was at Eastern Mennonite University, I came to your campus to play field hockey when the ODAC championships were moved into the field house due to inclement weather.

This little bit of a personal connection draws me even more to remember you in light of this tragedy.

Somehow, in the middle of what doesn’t make sense, may you find God there in the midst of it all, walking with you.

Sincerely,
Andrea Ganger
German Teacher
Goshen, IN

April 17, 2007 • Goshen, IN • #35090

I just wanted to express my sorrow for your loss. This is beyond comprehension. I will pray for all of you.

April 17, 2007 • #35091

Your school community and families are in our prayers in Indiana.

April 17, 2007 • #35092

I just wanted to say that from my family and friends we are praying for you all. We have been so saddened and horrified by what has happened. Being so far sometimes makes it so frustrating as we feel that we can’t offer the support we would like to, but we are praying for you all.

God Bless and protect you.

John (London, England)

April 17, 2007 • London, England • #35093

Speaking for my entire family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to all the students and staff at Virginia Tech. We are all saddened by the tragic and senseless loss of precious life. May God be with you all. Sincerely,
Nancy Kleine and Family

April 17, 2007 • #35094

I just wanted to email and give my sincere sympathy of yesterday’s tragedy at your school! I live in Waverly Tennessee and my heart hurts for you all! You all will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

YOU ALL CAN RISE ABOVE THIS IN TIME!

Sincerely,
Leona Thompson
of Waverly, Tennessee

April 17, 2007 • Waverly, Tennessee • #35095

I want to let you all web know that my familie’s hearts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those who were killed at your University!

We hope that they can find some type of comfort in this time of sorrow, may God Bless the families and Virginia Tech!

April 17, 2007 • #35096

I have neaver attended your collage or any other collage but at this time i would like you to know the whole country feels you sadnes at this time there are no words i can think of to make what happened yesterday any better or go away. I two have lost a son in resent months because of an auto accident and can truly tell you i know how the familys of the fallen students feel at this time . sincearly
John G Mitchell
Hobart In

April 17, 2007 • Hobart In • #35097

ROBE MARX L. CARACOL
President
Engineering and Architecture Student Society (EASS) College of Engineering and Architecture
Negros Oriental State University-Main Campus II Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City
Philippines

To the VA TECH Community

On behalf of the EASS, I would like to give my condolences to you especially to those who have lost their friends and their love ones. I have been watching the news since yesterday when the second shooting started. As I watched, I was hoping that the crisis would be resolved quickly and everything will be alright. When the initial report about the fatalities of at least 20 persons, I was hoping and praying that it wasn’t true since it wasn’t official.

Unfortunately, it was even worse, and I could not help but be heartbroken. As a student, I could not help but imagine how the victims died, how their dreams taken away with no reason at all. I feel this way maybe because we also lost a friend this semester on a murder incident. I feel this way maybe because as a student I know what hard work it is to build our dreams, our future in this very uncertain world. It sometimes makes us question if there really is a God. If He is perfect, why make such an imperfect world? Why make us suffer? We ask these questions because God made us ask these questions. He keeps us guessing like a professor who gives us a take home exam. I feel that those who died where the instrument of God used to test us, tormenting us with grief. And so we ask: Why???

We maybe alive but we are also the victims. Once again my heart goes out to all of you.

Sincerely Yours,

ROBE MARX CARACOL
BSECE-IV

April 17, 2007 • Dumaguete City, Philippines • #35098

The collective thoughts and prayers from the staff and students of Crown Point High School in Crown Point, Indiana are with you all at this terrible and challenging time. Stay strong.

April 17, 2007 • Crown Point, Indiana • #35099

I don’t know anyone there at the college but I want to commend the college for all they did. It could have been much worse. my thoughts and prayers are with all at Virginia Tech.In listening to some of the students I can tell that they are close-knit and are in deed a family.

Sincerely,

marilyn (Pennsylvania)

April 17, 2007 • Pennsylvania • #35100

Dear President of the University, Faculty, Staff and Student Body:

My heart was broken when my wife and I heard from our son of the shooting on campus Monday, April 16th at Virginia Tech.

I was on your campus in October of 2006 to see the football game with Clemson University. I was so impressed with the beauty of the campus, and the friendliness of the students and families that were attending the game.

Our families at Unity Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina are praying for the University. We are asking the Lord for strength in your leadership in these difficult days. Our thoughts and prayers go to the students recovering from their injuries, and the families of the students who were murdered. I want to share these verses of scripture that I trust the Lord will use to encourage your heart and to strengthen your faith.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 - “Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”

1 Peter 5:10 - “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”

Prayerfully yours,

J. Earl Green, Pastor

April 17, 2007 • #35101

My heart goes out to all of you. May you be comforted and find peace during this time of great sadness and mourning.

April 17, 2007 • #35102

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire V Tech community during this terrible tragety.

Mount Union, Pennsylvania

April 17, 2007 • #35103

i present all my condolences at families and friends of victims.

April 17, 2007 • #35104

MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE STUDENTS AND FAMILY OF THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR YOUNG LIVES.I AM JUST ONE OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WHO SHARE MY PRAYERS.WORDS ARE DIFFICULT, BUT PRAYERS ARE NOT.SINCERELY REGINA FRANKENFIELD

April 17, 2007 • #35105

Please forward the following statement to the President’s Office-it is from Chancellor Patricia A. Sullivan.

Thank you.

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“This is a horrendous incident and the thoughts and prayers of the faculty, staff and students at UNCG go out to the entire Virginia Tech community. This kind of thing shakes a campus to its very core, and we grieve for the loss, pain and shock that Blacksburg is feeling.

“The openness of an academic community is under constant threat from many sources. We don’t think the threat to a campus will come from within the community, but campuses are made of many different kinds of people from many different backgrounds.

“At UNCG, the safety and health of our own students is paramount, and we do everything possible to guarantee that here on the campus. We are especially sensitive to this need in the wake of the shooting that took place in a UNCG residence hall on March 24. Prudent security is a major part of today’s campus but it is not failsafe. Academic communities have to work hard to insure safety while preserving the freedom that is our core value.

“I would like to ask all UNCG faculty, staff and students to pause at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday (today) for a moment of silence as we join Virginia Tech in grieving its loss. Virginia Tech will be holding an on-campus convocation at that time, and I believe it would be most appropriate for us to remember the victims, their families, and the Virginia Tech community in this way.

“Ultimately, a tragedy of this magnitude will linger for years. It will cause many tough questions to be asked about security on every campus nationally, and unfortunately sometimes there are no easy answers for some questions.

Patricia A. Sullivan
Chancellor, UNCG
April 17, 2007

April 17, 2007 • #35106

I am the mother of Kreny Richards who is a junior at Tech this year. I have expressed my deepest feeling to Kenny and his close friends, I want to extend my hearfelt sympathies to all of the students, their families, and the Virginia Tech community. I will be attending one of the services in the Richmond area this evening and will include all of you in my prayers. I wish there was a webspace where people like me could offer our sympathy and support. This was the only place I knew I could to that today.

April 17, 2007 • #35107

Condolences from across the country in California at CSU Sacramento. The campus here has you all in our thoughts with yesterday’s events. I’m sure we aren’t the only college in the country that is mourning with you. Stay strong and we all will get through this.

Stephanie Tadlock
Senior Environmental Studies Major
CSU Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

April 17, 2007 • Sacramento, CA • #35108

Dear Sirs:

I’m writing you today to ask you for a favor…

Please send this email to Mrs.Librescu.

Dear Mrs. Librescu:

I’m very sorry for your loss. As I red in the web, your husband was a very brave and good man.

May you can find serenity knowing that he gave his precious life to save the kids that will be the future of the United States. Ms. Librescu, I know is very painful, but an heroic act like your husband did has take him directly to our God in heaven. I know for sure that he will be up there taking care of you and your family, and all those kids in VT that he saved.

Receive a hug from a venezuelan mother and all my family.

I will pray God every day asking for my kids a teacher like Mr. Librescu was.

God bless you

Teresa Alsina
Caracas, Venezuela

April 17, 2007 • Caracas, Venezuela • #35109

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With the support of others, you can endure the pain. Relay on our support. God bless you.

April 17, 2007 • #35110

My heart goes out to you. Your in my prayers. I have a son that will start collage this year. Don’t know how I would handle it.

April 17, 2007 • #35111

My family will keep all of you in our thoughts and our prayers in this time of great loss. May you find strength. God bless
Chris (Native Virgina Beach VA)

April 17, 2007 • #35112

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find some measure of peace at this difficult time, when the unimaginable has happened. May it help to know that others care and cry with you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Deb Kurtz
Speech/Language Pathologist

April 17, 2007 • #35113

Dear Virginia Tech -

Sorry, I don’t know how to address all of the people I am praying for. I am from Covington, Louisiana, the northshore of New Orleans. My heart is deeply grieved for you all in this desperate time. Please know my prayers, my church’s prayers and many of my sisters and brothers in Christ are praying for you. Is there anything we here in Louisiana can do for you or the families of these victims? Please let me know. We are ready, willing and able.

May the grace, peace and love of Christ Jesus be with you all -

Doni Hubert

April 17, 2007 • #35114

All the students at Virginia Tech and the faculty have had a great deal of sadness put upon them and our family just wanted you all to know that our family and our country is mourning with you and your families. You are all in our prayers and we are very sorry for your losses.

With our deepest sadness,
The Kucker Family of Marlton, New Jersey Scott, Kelly, Summer, Dylan, Michael and Savannah.

April 17, 2007 • Marlton, New Jersey • #35115

tues. apr. 17, 2007.... i don’t send alot of emails to people i don’t know just because something is happening in this world whether good or bad. i just don’t do it. but today is an exception. you are in our prayers. and i pray God will give you strength to get through this tragedy. . i read that on one tribute website it states ‘today we are all hokies’. yes we are, and for sometime to come. God bless and keep you. l. hygaard toronto, canada.

April 17, 2007 • Toronto, Canada • #35116

We just want to express our deepest sympathy to you all there, it is a total tragedy that this has happened in a country like America. We live in essex in the England, and just want you to know that our thought, prayers and love go out to everyone at you college. just so sad.

Richard Preston and Family.

April 17, 2007 • Essex, England • #35117

My deepest sympathy to the victims, families, friends, students, and staff of Virginia Tech in light of the tragic shootings on your campus. Please know that the hearts, minds, and prayers of many across the nation are focused on helping you recover from this terrible event. May you find your way to healing.

April 17, 2007 • #35118

As a father of 2 Ga. Tech students and a citizen of this great country...I just wanted to express my heartfelt condolenses to all of the victim’s families & friends, the faculty of VT, your staff and everyone else, in the aftermath of this senseless tragedy. God bless you & comfort you all in this time. Our prayers will be with you all. Roger & Kay Wells
Hinesville, Ga.

April 17, 2007 • Hinesville, Ga. • #35119

My heart and all my prayers go out to everyone involved with the VT massacre. Im a college student myself and I will never be able to sit through another class without wondering if something like this could happen in my college. It hurts me to know that in a place where thousands of people are working hard everyday to better their future, that someone that doesnt even know anything about them can just walk in and end their hopes and dreams. It’s hard to hold the tears back even though i dont know anyone from VT but NO ONE deserves to die that way. I will continue to pray with all my faith for everyone that has been affected by this.This nation loves you all and wishes everyone the best. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!--Candace. GA.

April 17, 2007 • #35120

I would like to begin my sending my heartfelt sympathies to everyone involved in yesterdays tragedy. I was so overwhelmed by the whole incident that i spent the day yesterday building a website in memory of yesterdays victims. I realize it is still early but maybe the students and families can see that everyone around the world cares. again my deepest sympathies to everyone thank you carol

April 17, 2007 • #35121

I was not sure who to write to, but I am a University of New Orleans student and wanted to offer my deepest condolences to your school and your community.

Please know that as your students and staff mourn, the nation mourns with you, and that as you mourn this tragic event, students from around the world are keeping you in our thoughts and our prayers.

My deepest and most heartfelt condolences and best wishes.

Matthew Carpenter
University of New Orleans
Psychology Major

April 17, 2007 • New Orleans • #35122

JUST WANTED TO OFFER MY DEEPEST SORROW
OF YESTEDDAY. TELL THE GENTLMEN AND LADIES THAT MAKE UP THE HOKIE NATION TO BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND BE OF COURAGE.

April 17, 2007 • #35123

May God Bless the families, victims & students that suffered through this “indescribable” nightmare. Ours hearts go out to you all....continue to seek The Lord for comfort and peace. I pray for a hedge of protection around the University and it’s students and faculty as you mourn the loss of friends and loved ones. America is praying with you!

In HIS love,
The Tonihka Family
Bonham, TX

April 17, 2007 • Bonham, TX • #35124

No comments
I’m french and i just want to tell how i’m sad about what happened All my thoughts for all of you
God bless you
Stephane

April 17, 2007 • #35125

It is with deep sadness I write to you. I would like to extend my condolences to your great university and express my sorrow for those who have departed. You have my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies and please know that your community will be in my prayers and thoughts for months to come. God Bless you and the families that have endured such a tragedy as this. May god be with you and the entire community of the great Virginia Tech University.

Jennifer Spielvogel
Wheeling, WV.

April 17, 2007 • Wheeling, WV • #35126

i hope this is the right place to post my message. I am a British citizen who has been deeply moved by the vile and heinous act that has befallen your university. i am at the moment watching the memorial service that is taking place with President Bush attending. I would like to convey my condolences and heartfelt sympathy to all staff and students at Virgina Tech. To those who have been bereaved my heartfelt sympathy to each and every one of you.

God Bless you All.

April 17, 2007 • #35127

I send you all my depest regrets for all those affected by your and the entire counrtys tragedy of April 16, 2007. I lost my son in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. My love goes out to all of you and I do know your pain. God Bless you all . I pray he gives you strength through this difficult time. I know things will never, never be the same. Bridget Madison

April 17, 2007 • #35128

I am sure you will be overwhelmed with condolensces and I was uncertain as to what link to send this too, I just wish to extend prayers, support and love for the entire VT faculty, staff, student body and the entire community. My heart goes out to you all and may you find strength in faith and fellowship in the coming days and months. Indeed the nation, the world is with you all.

sincerely
Tara Baker

April 17, 2007 • #35129

I would like to offer your school (administration, students, family friends) my deepest sympathy. I offer my prayers and thoughts to all at this tragic time. There will be light at the end of this dark tunnel. Some good will come out of this. Hope is not gone. Time and prayer will help those hurting.

God Bless from Rivesville, West Virginia

April 17, 2007 • Rivesville, West Virginia • #35130

My condolences to “VT” family and faculty for recent tragic event on your campus. May god give you strengts to prevail

Vaz Family
Hollywood, Florida

April 17, 2007 • Hollywood, Florida • #35131

I wanted to extend my families prayers for all at Virginia Tech. I especially wanted to extend support to the administration due to the backlash they have received from the media. Your college campus is bigger than my town of 18,000. I truly understand your decisions based upon the belief that this was an insolated incident and not to initially shut down the campus. How could you have known or believed what was about to unfold? Hinesignt is 20/20. I cannot even fathom the pain everyone must be experiencing. May the Lord comfort all in the difficult days ahead.

April 17, 2007 • #35132

I just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you all. I am so sorry for the loss you all have suffered. I cannot imagine what you all have gone through. May God give you all strength and comfort through this time.

April 17, 2007 • #35133

I just wanted to send an e-mail to the Virginia Tech University faculty,staff, and students to let all of you know that there are many people praying for each and everyone of you. Just wanted to share that our heartfelt prayers and condolenses are with you and for you.

Keith

April 17, 2007 • #35134