Condolences, April 17, 2007

My family and I are sadden by what has happened in your community. Words can not express the sorrow we feel for all. Our prayers are with families and friends of the victims.  May you all find peace in the coming days.
The Barraco Family
Rochester NY

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • Rochester, NY • #1768

I was listening to this song today and could not help but think of th 32 students and faculty who tragically lost their lives yesterday.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this sad event.


With love,

May Angels Lead You In
Jimmy Eat World

There’s no one in town I know
You gave us some place to go.
I never said thank you for that.
I thought I might get one more chance.
What would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I’ll never have a chance.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
So what would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I’ll never have a chance.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
And if you were with me tonight,
I’d sing to you just one more time.
A song for a heart so big,
god wouldn’t let it live.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • California, USA • #1769

Hello to all VA TECH students!
Iam sadden very much by the recent shootings at your campus. I’m keeping you all in my thoughts.
We do not know why some people do the things they do in life good or bad, (refering to the recent shootings).
I truly believe, though not being a religous person, that this terrible situation can be used for the good.
Today, the day after the shootings, I was thinking of how it has brought the students at your fine campus together. We never know how much we all really need one another until such a tragedy strikes us in our lives.
I hope maybe at leaast one student or more reads this and is comforted.
Thanks so much for letting me take the time to express my feelings on your tragic lose/s.
Keep on keeping on. Americans like myself are behind you all 100%!
Do not know anyone at your campus though I feel since this horrific tragedy that I do.
All the best to you students one and all. Hope you can soon get back to some sence of normalacy.
sincerly yours, Mr. White

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • Redding, California (USA) • #1770

From Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ I send my thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the entire VT Community and especially to those who have lost loved ones.  Stay strong and as a nation, we will learn from senseless mistakes, reunite, and come back stronger than ever.

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • West Long Branch, NJ USA • #1771

The killings in Iraq, and now this.  What is this world coming too??  We need peace in this world!!! I can’t wait for Christ to come back and judge the wicked and take his people home with him.  Repent and give yourself to Jesus.  He’s the only one that will save you.  I hope those people that died in this terrible tragedy had given themselves to Jesus. You never know when your going to leave this world!

God Bless Everyone,


April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • San Diego, CA • #1772

We all are shocked at what happened at your school. May all of you find peace and try to continue with your lives. Our prayers are with everyone of you.  Something like this should not happen, but unforturely it does.  Keep the faith and keep supporting each others. God Bless

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • Frederick, Maryland • #1773

As a 1985 Virginia Tech alumni,I am deeply saddened and shocked at this horrible tragedy on our Virginia Tech family. We love our school and continue to be proud ... and will always support our alma mater. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • West Grove, PA • #1774

To the Virginia Tech community-
My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected by this unimaginable tragedy. I feel a deep connection to your university, because my cousin Matt is a senior Mechanical Engineering major there. Fortunately Matt was not on campus during the shootings, and I thank God that he is safe. I have just returned from a candlelight vigil at my school, Grand Valley State University, in Allendale, MI. Hundreds of students gathered at the school’s clock tower for 33 minutes and lit 33 candles, in addition to those we were holding, in memory of the 33 victims. The GVSU community sends its prayers and love to all those who are part of the Virginia Tech community. We will always remember those who were killed or wounded during this horrific tragedy.

Danielle Smith
junior at Grand Valley State University

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • Allendale, MI • #1775

From the land of the Crimson Tide, my sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to the Virginia Tech family.  For we are all Hokies today…

God bless.

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • Tuscaloosa, AL • #1776

This will only make the Hokies stronger. My thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims, as well as the students and alumni of the school.

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • Fairfax, VA • #1777


April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • POUND,VA • #1778

Dear all VT students....we stand beside you...ASU student

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • ASU Boone, NC • #1779

My thoughts and prayers go out to all people directly and indirectly involved in this terrible tragedy no words can ease your pain ......the only thought I have is to ask WHY?????....with all the pain and loss in this world perpetrated by the people who live in it , try to grab ahold of each other and as you attempt to heal know that god has a plan for each of us . and he will bring us all through hold tight to each other . I can only hope that this tragedy teaches us that life is precious and a gift . god bless everyone at vtech

April 17, 2007, 11:09pm • Interlachen Florida • #1780

I remember my days in college as fun and carefree and am sadened that this has been taken from all of you as students.  Your thoughts and prayers are with the students, staff, faculty, and family members who lost loved ones.  May God place His hand upon you and lift your pain.

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Mt. Juliet, TN • #1781

I had no idea that, being so far away, the events of April 16 would have such a profound effect on me.  The grief and horror that I feel can in no way match those who were directly affected by this tragedy, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Truly today, we are all Hokies.

Much love,
L. Youmans

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Tampa, Florida USA • #1782

Virginia Tech:
I am sadened and horrified by this senseless act of violence.  The students, families and faculty are in my every thought today.  I am grieving with you. And I am grieving for you.
Pam Manning

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Waco, Texas • #1783

My most heartfelt and genuine sympathy goes out to all those who knew the fallen vicitims in the tragic events of 4/16/07. The nation and beyond are all praying for you. The brilliant people lost will never be forgotten. God-speed through this time of grievance and pain, to eventually unvail brighter days.

my condolences to all

Mike Rizzo Jr.

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Rochester, New York • #1784

To my dear, dear students, and this prayer I make… knowing that nature never did betray the heart that loved you, ‘tis your privelage, through all the years of this our life to lead from joy to joy.  For you can so inform the mind that is within us, so impress with quietness and beauty, and so feed with lofty thoughts, that neither evil tongues, rash judgements, nor the sneers of selfish men, nor greetings where no kindness is shall e’er prevail against us or disturb our cheerful faith that all which we behold is full of blessings.  Therefore, let the moon shine on thee in thy solitary walks and let the misty mountain winds be free to blow against thee.  If I should be where I no more can hear thy voice, nor catch from thy wild eyes these gleams of past existence- wilt thou then forget that on the banks of this delightful stream we stood together. 

-may the words of Wordsworth comfort you all.

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Massachusetts • #1785

Dear Community at VT,

May Lord guide you during this difficult time, and wish ya’ll get the strength to move on and continue making VT one of the finest universities as it always is.

Nirmal Gunaseelan, Aggie at Texas A&M University, College Station. Sister Land Grant University of Virginia Tech.

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • College Station, TX • #1786

Yesterday I was so sad to see this tragedy that took away so many brilliant minds and lives. Today I am so impressed by the spirit and pride that VT people showed the world.

My deepest condolence and best wishes go out to you all.

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Indiana University - Bloomington • #1787

Everyone at Virginia Tech has reminded America & the world of how strong & resilience we as a people are. My prayers, thoughts & condolences are with the university & community. To watch the convocation today as your university cheered so loud & proud brought tears my eyes. I am a Monmouth University alum but today & for as long as needed I am a Hokie! Please use the country’s energy & support to help you through this experience. God Bless!

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Scotch Plains, NJ • #1788

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech and their families.Just remember GOD is with everyone and their familes.

Christie Prince

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Mill Hall, Pennsylvania • #1789

God has caught these “rising stars” embraced them and placed them in Heaven.

We share your grief and remember you in our prayers.

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Perth - Western Australia • #1790

Our thought and prayers are with the families who lost their children on this senseless day.  God Bless.

Dr. Jay and the Staff at BodyWise

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Port Jefferson, NY • #1791

As a father of a hokie alumni I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire hokie family but especially to the victims families.  Having gone to Tech for 4 years while my son was there and continuing to go there every year for football I feel like part of the hokie family and cry with the rest of you because of this horific event. GOD BLESS ALL
Lenny Z

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Bethlehem,PA • #1792

My heart bleeds for the students, families, faculty and friends of the lost soles at VT. May all of you find it within yourselves to heal and continue on in this horrible time in your lives.  May you find comfort in knowing that millions of people are caring about you and for you during your time of need.  Godspeed to one and all.
Pam Isbell

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Ocoee, Florida • #1793

Dear Virginia Tech Community,
Words cannot express the sadness I feel today for all the lives lost on your campus yesterday.  My heart goes out to the families and friends of everyone who died and those who remain hospitalized.  My prayers and thoughts will be with all of you in the days to come.  God bless you all.

Leslee Browning

April 17, 2007, 11:10pm • Fort Worth, Texas • #1794

Growth, they say,
comes from pain.
Pain, I say,
is stuck within.
Perhaps, one day,
this sick feeling
pitted in my stomach
and burning in my chest,
will grow
into a
fresh breath of hope,
but for now…

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • u r in my heart & prayers..a new jersey mom • #1795

I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. My thought and prayers are with the community of students, faculty, and families at Virginia Tech.


April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Illinois • #1796

I want to give all the VT community my most sincere condolences in the light of this senseless tragedy. My prayers go to the families of those who died, and may they find comfort. To the injured and their families, I pray for their speedy recovery, and for those directly touched by the tragedy, for all the strength and resilience they can gather. May God bless you all.


Carlos A. Leiva

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Bridgeton, MO • #1797

To the families and friends of the victims and loved ones of the VT Massacre, we send our deepest condolences and prayers. As we witness the tragedy unfolding in the news, from afar, we can only share with you that our tears also fall for you. We must have faith now, and work towards building a safer world for those who go on. Our prayers are with you. With love and respect,

Shelley and Paul Boudreau, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia Canada.

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Canada • #1798

To all of the Teachers, Staff, Students and their loved ones and friends, may God keep you all in His heart throughout this terrible time of grief and pain for so many.  Our prayers and thoughts go to each of you from our hearts to your hearts in the hope that in some small way you can find comfort inthis love.

May God bless each of you with His goodnedd at this time of unspeakable suffering for so many.

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • #1799

How sorry I was to hear about the tragedy at Virginia Tech. My deepest sympathy to the victims and their families. May the Lord be with you in your time of sorrow.


April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Rochester, MN • #1800

My thoughts and prayers are with all students, faculty, staff, and their families of all of you at Virginia Tech.  May God Bless you and wrap you in his comforting arms.


April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Saint Louis, MO • #1801

My heart and prayers go out to all the families and relatives who lost friends or loved ones. I pray that The Lord will be with everyone at this time and place his loving arms around the campus of virginia and provide grace,mercy,love and a peace of heart and mind to all who are troubled. Cast your cares upon the Lord,all ye who are weary and who need rest. God bless.

In Christ,Scott Thompson

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Rileyville, VA US • #1802

My thoughts and prayers are sent to all the victims, family members, students and staff at Virginia Tech may God be with you and give you strength to surpass this tragedy.

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #1803

To all of the students at VT my condolences are with you.

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Aga, Poland • #1804

to have an uncle killed in a mass shooting in atlanta, ga 8 years ago i know the feelings of the family and loved ones at this a fsu football fan i always used to say boo hokies and boo i am praying that god may help all students and families in this time of tragedy…

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Aly, Atlanta, GA • #1805

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families,students,faculty and those affected by this tragedy.

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • U.S. MARINES FALLUJAH, IRAQ • #1806

Hokies and families, I share in your grief this day. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, and I will continue to think of you as you go through this time. I’m actually going through my first year of grief, so I can relate very well. My 17-year-old brother, Matthew, passed in July 2006 from his battle with Juvenile Diabetes. It all happened so suddenly, that like most of you, I never had the opportunity to tell him goodbye or how much I loved him. It’s very difficult to lose anyone, that’s certain. My brother is in a MUCH better place where he will no longer suffer, and I thank God for leading Him there and providing me a way to see him in Heaven again one day. It’s like someone told me, he graduated to the place that we are all trying to get too. Most of all, I guess I just want to say to the one’s who have lost a brother or sister that if you need to talk to someone at any time, who is going through the loss of a sibling...drop me a line anytime; one American to another. Take care & God Bless all of you, Stephen -

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Birmingham, AL • #1807

It is with much regret that I write these condolences, so much potential and opportunity that will never be fulfilled because of this senseless act.  I only attended VT for 1 year but have always looked on my time there as being very special and meaningful.  The VT Corps of Cadets is just one proud organization I was able to be a part of.  I will keep this campus in my thoughts and prayers and honor their memory by showing my Hokie Pride.

CPT Justin Flynn F-’03

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Fort Hood, Texas • #1808

To all the family members, faculty, staff and students. You all are in our thoughts and prayers every minute of the day. Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies.

The Allen family

April 17, 2007, 11:11pm • Blairs, VA • #1809

There are no words to describe the feeling that must be felt by family and friends of those harmed by this pointless rage! God bless them and my heart bleeds with you all!!

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Saint Petersburg Fl. • #1810


April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • STEARNS, KENTUCKY • #1811

We are all one people. May the love and support of your families and friends throughout this whole world bring you some peace. May God bless.

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Franklin, MA • #1812

My thoughts are with the families of the victims of this tragic and senseless crime.  I am just a father and husband from Philadelphia, PA and my heart aches for those parents who have to deal with this senseless and cowardly act.

Steve Wisniewski

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Collegeville, PA • #1813

Emily. You will be missed so much. You were amazing. I am so sorry this had to happen to you and all of the other victims. All of your family’s are in our prayers.

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Rappahannock • #1814

GOD BLESS YOU ALL… words can never express the sadness that comes over our nation at a time like this.  But I and my family here in Kansas, are praying that God give you (the families, friends, classmates, students, faculty and many others) the strength and courage to face each day.. the patience, hope and understanding to get thru each day!  Such a senseless crime and such a tragedy that again brings our nation together to console and comfort those who have been lost, and to those who survive.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers will continue for all of you…

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Ness City KS • #1815

Our thoughts amd prayers go out to all the families, faculty and students at VT for this senseless act of crime on 4.16.07. Just always remember that God will be watching over all of you and take wonderful care of your loved ones whose lives were taken so suddenly an that sad day. May God’s love be with all of you during this sad and difficult time. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Oakley, KS. • #1816

My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every student and their families at Virginia Tech.

April 17, 2007, 11:12pm • Olathe,Kansas • #1817