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

Thanks and may God help all Hokies and their families to get through this painful times.

Regards,
Hamid Dehghan

April 18, 2007 • #35624

Coming from Pikeville KY, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Be strong, support each other and remember the world is praying for and with you. Bless everyone.

April 18, 2007 • #35625

We Shake Our Heads in Disbelief
Your Smiling faces we saw each day,
We never thought you would go away. Such pain inside from such a tragic end,You’ll never know how much we miss you,friends.We saw such hope in all of us.A Doctor, a Teacher, this was a must.But bad things happen with those who Trust. Who knew those hopes would shortly be crushed. Such dreams of the future can be no more. We can’t accept how this story ends!Our world went dark when He brought fear to our eye’s.We just sit down and begin to cry.We’ll make sure your dreams in life won’t end!So much to do now, We “can’t breath in”.Your death so senseless in everyone’s eye’s.We Can’t go back to say goodbye.So instead We’ll move forward with patience and love.For now we say, ‘see you later in heaven above.” Love, Mary Neiderlander

April 18, 2007 • #35626

I am from Pulaski, now working at LSU. Down here in Baton Rouge, I take alot of kidding for being a HOKIE fan. However, since this tragic incident, the kidding has turned to unbelievable sympathy. I can’t cry hard enough, or loud enough. I have a VT flag on my car today, waving in the gentle breeze. To ease my sorrow, I imagine that those who died were holding hands as they traveled on to HEAVEN. May GOD bless VT and the area that I love so much. Tomorrow, LSU will hold a ceremony for us HOKIES in Baton Rouge to come together and share our grief.

April 18, 2007 • #35627

I just wanted everyone to know that you are all in our prayers. We ( I mean the American people) are all in shock as you are. I am so sorry for the loss. It is so sad to lose a child. No parent should suffer that. The students and possibly the faculty and staff will definitely benefit from counseling. Prayer is ther very best tool to use. God is always listening. God bless you all, I pray you continue to educate and flourish at VT. Many Churches are praying for strength and peace for the victims families and friends of the deceased. We will all hold you up to the Lord in the continuing days and weeks. Love in Christ, Donna Yorty

April 18, 2007 • #35628

My daughter and her family wrote the following from their hearts.

To all who have suffered a loss or had a loved one injured, our prayers are with you. You do not know me or my family but we are saddened by the events of April 16th. Even though we are on the west coast your loss reaches us as if we were next door. You will all be in our prayers and memories and pray that God will provide comfort in your sorrow. Your loved ones may not be with us in body but will always remain united with us in spirit.

Anna, Pete & Christian
American Canyon, California

April 18, 2007 • American Canyon, California • #35629

In the wake of the horrible tragedy in Blackburg on monday, We offer our deepest condolences to the victims families and the entire Virginia Tech. cccommunity on behalf of Srilanka Community living in Las Vegas Nevada. We share the Nations Sorrow at this event and support in our thoughts and Prayers.

Ivor B.

April 18, 2007 • #35630

Please know that all are in our thoughts during this very tragic event. We can’t imagine the horror.

April 18, 2007 • #35631

I want give you my condolences in this hard moments of sadness and pain. I’m a law teacher at the ULACIT of Costa Rica, and i feel sincerely sadness by the dead and the injuried victims, the .

I share with you the pain, but the hopeful too, the hopeful in a world of peace, without violence. God bless all you, the students, the teachers, the employees of the VA Tech, the parents and the american people.

I want, if is possible, have a permanent friendly contact, like an international net against the violence (in all kinds) at the universities.

Kind regards,

M.Sc. Berny Solano
From Costa Rica (Central America)

April 18, 2007 • Costa Rica • #35632

Please accept our sincerest condolences to all those so tragically murdered and their families for the pain they are suffering - they are in our thoughts and prayers. Maldon, Essex ENGLAND

April 18, 2007 • #35633

My heart and prayers go out to everyone
that was effected. God bless u and your family and God bless America. Go Hookies!

April 18, 2007 • #35634

IS this a dream in which we cannot wake? Is this a dream where sense we cannot make? Is it possible that what happend is true? Is it possible that it happend to me and to you? Today is Tomorrow and it’s not a dream
Today i have to face the future
As hard as it seems
our loss is tremendous,our pain is so deep our loss cannot be replaced’Nor would we want it to be Help me to help you to cope
Help me to help you to know there is still hope We can’t hold in our sorrow
Or hide behind a mask
we can’t base our future on what happend in the past Our mission in life has now been defined Our mission is to support,to embrace to be kind We must stand strong so we can forgive
We must show the world Va. Tech will live

April 18, 2007 • #35635

Good Morning to you all at VT, I heard with a whole lot of sadness of the events that have occured at your Collage, I send my deepest sympathy to all those who have lost someone, and just to let you know we here in Australia are as shocked as you are,I hope that people from all walks of life and Strata of the community will take notice that everyone needs to be active in looking for tell tale signs from the people that commit these crimes on humanity,I hope for the sake of main stream Americans that you all take a look at your approach to this issue and come up with a soulution, once again my deepest sympathy to all those who lost someone,

Yours Sincerely
Michael.C.Sandona

April 18, 2007 • #35636

The Executive Committee of the Old Dominion Medical Society would like to express its sorrow to all students, their families, the faculty, and administration for the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech. We wish to express our sincere condolences for all losses as well as our concerns for their loved ones. If there is anything the Old Dominion Medical Society can do to help, please feel free to contact our office.

The Old Dominion Medical Society was organized in 1905. It is the affiliate society of the National Medical Association for the state of Virginia. The ODMS is comprised primarily of African American physicians.

Diane Munn
Old Dominion Medical Society
Executive Director

April 18, 2007 • #35637

To whom it may concern:
I beg you please make sure that everyone reads this. I know it may be longer than what most people send out not to mention the overwhelming amount of comments that you do recieve on the daily bases, but i tell you, if you do post it make sure the whole piece is displayed because now a days its all about the full message. Every single wisdom written here is what got me by when i was going through my trials and tribulations in my own personal life. So i pass this to you to share with everyone, one that will be there with them for the rest of their lives.

To all the affected souls & communities that make up Virginia Tech:. God bless your hearts and souls.
To the President and all the Faculaties: May you recieve the strength to lead and galvanize your school in the right direction

I (a former graduate of Georgia State University) want to personally send you my warmest wish and condolences. I can never imagine what you are going through so i will just take this time to let you know that my heart goes out to you. Let me know if there is anything i can do for you.

May your loved ones rest in peace. They are now in a secure, loving and utopian paradise called heaven. Just remeber angels are constantly sent on assignments to guide you through all of your thought processes and juncture of your lives. (good or bad). Just remeber all their loving spirits will still remain within you forever so cherish the very sign of hope that reminds you of “ that special place”. Just as God presents us with an actual rainbow (which sympolizes “love") that we can view up in the sky once every blue moon during that simultaneous collision of rain and sun;battle between beautiful vs gloomy day; whereby brighness takes over, you too can experience that priceless hope of faith and realize that good will always outweigh the bad. Also be assured of God’s promise to you and that is; His purposes against evil will always prevail. The final victory is in his hands. Just remeber to look for signs, hints, clues and messages. The way you can do that is by just constantly praying about everything and for everyone, which is that direct link to the source of strength. Prayer changes everything! and also by being patient and persistant. God will use that very suffering to work out his will and purpose for your lives. The key is to keep moving forward slowly and surely not neccessarly looking for a good feeling to scoop you up but to walk in faith which will automatically create the next path of relief and joy which is predetermined and very powerful. Please take time to define the word “Joy” as many times and as many ways as you can. And always remeber to look for that “rainbow” that is yet to come in a typical season that is ahead of you for the rest of you lives no matter where you will be in any part of the world which is there as a reminder of hope and may be used for a moment of silence. “life is a physical manifestation of your thought” so fly unfettered as much as you can.

To all the current students of Virgina Tech:
I remeber all those college days at GSU in Atlanta and the demands (mental, physical, psychological, emotional and financial) it took to get to the finish line. For many, it will be very tough. So try to find it in you to somehow maintain and finish the course that is in front of you. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Not to mention, you will be investing in your future and that is to be well educated to see what the world would offer so that you can contribute prosperity to yourself, your family members and most importantly to the society that does need your expertise which will eventally bless many many people which in turn will be a blessing in disguise to you, because everything happends for a reason in which you may not know how but will be revealed to you somehow and someway down the road. The key is presistence, determination and the will to want to defeat the nature of the beast that will constantly try to defeat you. But you know what though, believe that you are way stronger than you think you are because in the test of faith, you will be given all the divine recipes to defeat that adversary called fear. Ultimate victory is in God’s hands as well as your’s because you are the co-author of your life and destiny.And believe me, many around the world will root for you.

The Purpose Driven Life
“We can also rejoice in knowing that God is going through the pain with us” “We do not serve a distant and detached God who spouts encouraging cliche`s safely from the sidelines., Instead he enters into our suffering

Arms of Rescue:
“We may sometimes feel as though God has forgotten us and that we are drowning in the sea of trouble, but this preception is never valid. Every “sea” has a purpose that God intends to work in our lives. The challenge for us is to allow us to keep afloat according to his will rather than to thrash us around in a desperate attempt to save ourselves. Just as an individual in danger in a literal sea must relax and allow a rescuer to work, so we must fall back, totally yielded, into God’s arms.”

Personal Enrichment
“What God gives, he gives in totality. We may feel inadequate to face our present circumstance, but God promises to provide all the resources we need to accomplish his will. Is there a particular situation or area of defeciency in your life for which you need God’s help? Ask him. He will answer and enhance your capabilities infinitely beyond what you have thought possible.”

Unexpected Miracles
“God has a well-deserved reputation for providing a way when there seems to be no way. Its important that we never attempt to impose artificial limits on the way our father works and operates. We experience difficulties and tend to try to dictate to God precisely how he should save us. But God is more powerful and creative than we can ever imagin. And although his solution may not from our limited perspective appear to be promising, God invariably opens up the best wayout of any predicament.”

In conclusion, i say to you, i know there are many sufferings out there, death, insanity, depression, stress, soldiers abroad loosing their lives left and right not to mention having a brother who has been daignosed 10+years or so but in the midst of all this, just count your blessings and know that God is in charge and his mission always prevails. Answers may be delayed but never denied.

Sincerely
Samson Abebe
Atlanta, GA

April 18, 2007 • #35638

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

We are so proud of you for coming together as a family of “Hokies” to share your sorrow and grief.

God’s Blessings on each and every one of you.

“His anger lasts only a moment, but his kindness lasts for a lifetime. Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalms 30:5 (NCV)

“It may seem too difficult to go on, but hold on! Morning’s joy will soon dispel the darkness.” “The Soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.”
by John Vance Cheney

Deepest Sympathy,

Herman and Charlotte Landes
Harrisonburg, VA

April 18, 2007 • Harrisonburg, VA • #35639

I have two kids in college - both in Washington, while I live in New Mexico (it takes me about 24 hours to get to them...)

My husband is a principal at a local high school. Looking at this horrible situation from all sides,I just can’t even begin to imagine what you all are going through...our thoughts and prayers are with you all - your students, faculty and staff,parents and alumni. My heart also must go out to Cho’s family. What a horrible experience for them to deal with as parents!

I have been so impressed with your faculty and your students through this whole tragedy. They are all so supportive of the University and each other - very slow to condemn anyone.

God bless you all! I hope everyone begins to heal soon.

April 18, 2007 • New Mexico • #35640

Dear Ones;
Our hearts are broken at the knowledge that such tragedy and waste have been visited on you. It is my prayer that you will lean on the strength in the promises of our Heavenly Father. He promises that all in the grave will come forth. I believe you will see your loved ones again. Until that time, we can live as we would have others live; do as we would have others do; exemplify love to those that don’t understand love; give to those that are empty inside; and most of all be an example of peaceful existence. Even though we are far in distance, we are ready and willing to do whatever we can to help you; as educators, citizens, parents, and, ourselves once, college students. Just ask… we’ll be there for you.
Sincerely,
Claudia and Tom Trzeciak

April 18, 2007 • #35641

our hearts go out to all of you.

April 18, 2007 • #35642

I am shocked and saddened by what has happened. It is no one’s fault no matter how much they try to blame the school You cannot prevent what you cannot predict. I am so sorry for your troubles. Sincerely, Cindy Taylor Mound City, Ks.

April 18, 2007 • Mound City, Ks • #35643

Hello… This is not a question but a sincere letter of support on behalf of the tragedy that your school has endured this week. I just wanted to let Virginia Tech know that our prayers and thoughts are with you as well as the victims of this horrible tragedy. I will be praying that everyone gets fantastic guidance and support from Jesus Christ and that everyone will rise up from this tragedy and help one another cope with losses and pains. To Virginia Tech, its faculty, and students… My heart goes out to you.

Sincerely,
Amanda G. Minner
Williamston, SC

April 18, 2007 • Williamston, SC • #35644

I wrote this song in tribute to VA Tech and all who were effected.  artist name lamar alexander, title “reach Out”.

Reach Out
tribute to Va Tech
Copyright 2007 LaMar Alexander

Verse 1

Why did you come - into our lives
to bring only pain - and tears to our eyes we didn’t know you - but maybe we would
if only you reached out - you’d be understood

Chorus

We are God’s children - put here on earth no one is better - and no one is worse
if you will just reach out - we could be friends and maybe, just maybe - the violence will end

Verse 2

Right now there’s someone - alone in there pain who thinks we don’t care - and we may be to blame would it be so hard - to offer to help
you might even save them - from a living hell

*repeat chorus 2 times

End

Oh maybe, just maybe -the violence will end

April 18, 2007 • #35645

hi,
im michelle and im fourteen. i live in new jersey and attend ocean township middle school. i can’t do much for all that has happened on april 16th. it’s sad and there’s a lot of hearts sending out to you guys. all the great souls lost and the good-hearted people, must be so hard to cope with. i’ll pray for the best and hope things will go good for you. i remember turning on the television and watching this. im really heart broken and it made me cry. every night since then, i’ve been praying and i know i can’t do anything for you, but i hope this letter will help in some way or another. my friends, family, school, and i are sending a lot of love for you all. i’ll never know if anyone reads this but just hope i could help someone. i would sacrifice anything for those who died. i hope everyone the best of luck and it brings a lot of sorrow i can’t help in any other way. feel better and may your spirits be lifted. i’m so sorry for everything.

April 18, 2007 • #35646

Dear Webmaster:

On behalf of 99.5 WYCD, Detroit’s Best Country Station, and the Motor City, please accept our deepest condolences in this tragedy. We can’t really begin to express our sorrow and we hold you up in our thoughts and prayers.

You have done a beautiful job with your site here and the tribute you have shown to the VT family. We have a tribute forum set up on our site for your VT Family, with a music tribute in the background. We are announcing it on air as well as our moment of silence. Please feel free to check it out.

God Bless You.
Nanci Haskin
99.5 WYCD Webmaster
Southfield, MI 48076

April 18, 2007 • Southfield, MI • #35647

04.16.2007
God Bless
You are in our prayers
“Today, we are all Hokies”

Mauro Mazzini
Finalborgo Italy

April 18, 2007 • Finalborgo Italy • #35648

I just want the students and teachers to know that my heart goes to all of you who experienced this most devastating tragedy. May God please watch over you and protect you all.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Tiemtore

April 18, 2007 • #35649

Sending condolences, prayers, and love to all who are suffering in the event of the VT tragedy. Many people are with you. Hang on.

Sincerely,
Candy Parton

April 18, 2007 • #35650

I want to express my deepest simpathies for all the parents, brothers, sisters, friends and families who are suffering about the lost of their loved ones.

It’s a shame that this terrible things happens, so many lives lost, please try to not ignore it, and we need to try to be better person with all the people near of us.

I would like to all the negatives things ends, is not fear so many suffer and lives lost for nothing.

Take care, and God Bless us.

April 18, 2007 • #35651

About the shooting deaths that has made the news . I wish to extend my prayers and sympathies to all the families . Even Cho’s . He was a victim as much as the ones he harmed .
Again I wish you Peace .
Peace .
William Snyder .

April 18, 2007 • #35652

Tamim:

The hearts and prayers from Wisconsin go out to you and the Virginia Tech community. I cannot imagine the depth of sadness that must envelope your campus this week.

I also just read that G.V. Loganathan was one of the victims of the massacre. Though I don’t recall meeting him I have always been impressed by his research. I can also honestly tell you he has been one of the most reliable reviewers that I have had on the NIWR system. In fact, he had agreed to review a proposal in this year’s competition. Though that may not seem like a collaboration or true friendship, it serves to bring me even closer to the tragedy and great loss that you all are feeling.

Please express our deepest condolences from the water resources community, as Virginia Tech tries to make sense of this.

- Jim Hurley
Assistant Director for Research and Outreach University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute/University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute
Madison, WI

April 18, 2007 • Madison, WI • #35653

This is the posting that Pat and Gary worked on for our website. Mike found the VT logo. Dave DeWalle met Matt, our student chapter vice president when he spoke to them at Tech last spring. Please keep the Virginia Tech Community and especially our water resources colleagues in your thoughts and prayers.

Thanks,

Ken

Kenneth D. Reid. CAE
Executive Vice President
American Water Resources Association
Middleburg, VA

April 18, 2007 • Middleburg, VA • #35654

OUR PRAYERS AND WISHES ARE WITH YOU ALL KERRY KEV @ FAMILY

April 18, 2007 • #35655

I would just like to say that my prayers are with ALL of you dealing with this terrible tragedy.It is so easy for people to second guess what someone else has done.You do what you can with what you have at any given time.May God hold each of you close and give you peace and rest.As you are reaching out to help others please take very good care of yourselves.God Bless.

April 18, 2007 • #35656

I am so sorry for your loss. If it’s possible to send condolence through thoughts, I will. I will pray for everyone who lost, and who is hurting.

April 18, 2007 • #35657

Our prayers are with you and with your campus as you deal with the aftermath of this terrible event. May God bless you as you continue to cover this via your webpage. We are devastated over the events of this week and the loss for your campus as well as the scrutiny your president has undergone. You are constantly on our minds.

Leigh Ann & Todd Maynard
Prestonsburg, Kentucky

April 18, 2007 • Prestonsburg, Kentucky • #35658

the worst tragedy has happened at virginia tech and there is no words to say that will undo the grief and the pain you all are feeling, i can’t say it enough, how deeply hurt i am by this terrible events and just wanted you to know, that i feel for you all, losing a friend and or co-worker is never easy and when it happens needlessly is just unbearable, and i live in canada and have followed your case from the moment it happened, and i just wanted to relay my deepest sympathies to everyone at virginia tech, its not easy moving on, but you have too, and my thoughts and my prayers, go out to everyone there. please except my deepest condolesences on this tragic event. thank you and god bless you all, i am not religious by any means, but friends and family, stick close by, when a tragedy like this occurs. i wish you all well and my heart goes out to each and everyone, reading that story in out paper today,bought tears to my eyes, a devasting tragedy it was, and my thoughts are with you all and this i wanted you to know.

dave daigle jr
eastern canada

April 18, 2007 • eastern canada • #35659

I would like to send my deepest condolences to friends, family & VT staff. I live in southern california and this has affected us as well. My prayers are with you during this time. Sandy

April 18, 2007 • #35660

WHY oh WHY is exclaimed
From the masses of our nation.
That the actions of one being,
Should so negatively touch the lives of millions. Terror knows no boundaries
That fence or wall can hold,
And cares not for life nor love,
As it creeps into our backyards.
Vigilant we must be
To care for one another,
Allowing compassion to guide us
Through our brief existence in this world. May the Lord of higher being,
No matter by what name,
Touch the heart, soul, and mind of every living creature And fill us with a NEED for compassion for one another. With sympathy, tears, & regret
Our thoughts & prayers go out to you,
The victims, family, and friends
Of the lost souls of Virginia Tech.

James H Howar Jr.

April 18, 2007 • #35661

my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this terrible time of your lives. may God have mercy on his soul and i will pray to those who died for surly they rest in God’s hands...peace be with all of you, staff members and especially all the students of Virginia tech.. mary

April 18, 2007 • #35662

I know that your university is probably getting thousands of e-mails, calls etc… But I still had to stop and write down how I, a small town wife & mother feels. Students: I know your pain is unbelieveable, but know that even though we don’t know you personally, you have a nation praying for you! It is amazing how strong the US can be when needed. Family & Faculty: The above goes for you also! You think you children go to college and hopefully all they come home with is a hangover, but that they do come home and when the unimaginable happens it’s almost too much! And I again along with the nation pray and mourn with you.

April 18, 2007 • #35663

PLEASE GIVE TO RIGHT PARTY I’M SO SAD ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED

IN THE WEST VIRGINIA HILLS
AS SNOW FLAKES REACHED THE GROUND
A MAN WITH A GUN
TOOK THIRTY TWO PEOPLE DOWN

THIRTY TWO HEARTS STOOD STILL THAT DAY
EVERYONE KNOWS THEY DIED INVANE
FROM THE HANDS OF A GUNMAN

THEY NOW WALK WITH THE ANGELS
IN GOD’s KINGDOM UP ABOVE
WE PRAY WITH ALL THE FAMILYS
WITH EVERLASTING LOVE

MY HEART GOES OUT TO FAMILY FRENDS & STAFF

April 18, 2007 • #35664

There are never enough words to say so I will keep it simple. Know this is from my hart.

To every one my deepest condolences. I am so sorry for you loss.

Hanna

April 18, 2007 • #35665

I’m in Amarillo Texas,I just wanted to get a message to all of you there to let you know that we have you in our prayers and to let you know you are never alone in this tragady.That our hearts go out to everyone there .

Patti

April 18, 2007 • Amarillo Texas • #35666

Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you at this most difficult of time. May God give you the strength to carry on while keeping the memory alive of those you have lost.

April 18, 2007 • #35667

I would like to let the students, faculty and family of VT know that we mourn with you here in Philadelphia. Our prayers are with all of you. Please turn to God for the answers. He will bring comfort to those who mourn.

Our prayers will continue to be with you. So sorry to hear about such a tragic loss.

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

April 18, 2007 • #35668

I did not know where to direct this message so I thought I’d try this address. I am so very, very saddened about what happened on your campus earlier this week. My heart goes out to the students, faculty, families, and friends of all of those precious lives that were so violently taken. My daughter is in her junior year as a biomedical engineering student at Georgia Tech; this terrible and horrendous act hit very close to home and my heart. I had to call her that afternoon just to hear her voice; she did not know what had happened at VT at that time. She had been going about her day as those students and professors had been. I also have two cousins who are alumni of Virginia Tech.

All of you are in my heart and prayers.

Anna Harris
Carrollton, GA

April 18, 2007 • Carrollton, GA • #35669

I just wanted to let you know how deeply sadden I am for all those involved in the shooting on Monday. I live in Mississippi and wish there was more that I could do other than just send an email. Please know that EVERYONE is in my prayers and thoughts daily. God will see us through this horrible time. I am praying for all victims, families, faculty, students and friends. I can’t image what life is like now for you all but please accept my deepest sympathy. I am keeping up with the news daily. Virgina Tech seems to be a great school and I am truly sorry for what has happened. I know that through time and healing Virgina Tech will once more rise, please take care and know that not only is the country praying for you but the world as well. God Bless everyone.

April 18, 2007 • #35670

I AM TEARY EYED AT THE LOSS OF THESE DEAR ONES. THE WERE THE FUTURE, OUR FUTURE. THEY WERE LIKE MY CHILDREN.I AM 79 YEARS YOUNG, AND HAVE NOT FELT SUCH SORROW , EVEN FOR MY OWN FAMILY LET’S HOPE WE CAN MAKE THIS A BETTER WORLD FROM THEIR SACRIFICE.WE MUST GO ON! BLESSED BE! LEONARD LARSON, SEATTLE WASHINGTON

April 18, 2007 • SEATTLE WASHINGTON • #35671

My God bless you all during this time.... My heart goes out to each and every one of you....

April 18, 2007 • #35672

a warm spring day and all seemed so fine, nothing more than the sacred passing of time, to learn and to ,live in comfort and to be safe, no one knew what would become of their fate.... it was one lone man it was somebody’s son, ... how could this have happened, what could have been wrong, the falling of our youth and the death of our strong… why could this have happened, how could this be this soul taking lives carelessly.... panic and confusion with no certain reason, the spring air smolders with this venomous treason, sacrificial death with but a right, ...Phillip cherry

April 18, 2007 • #35673