Condolences, April 17, 2007

My heart goes out to all who have been affected by this tragic situation! God be with you all.

April 17, 2007, 8:47pm • Lincoln, NE • #360

I am the mother of a VT alum, a daughter who graduated in 2000.  I remember the joy we felt when she received her acceptance letter, and the pride and comfort we felt with her place in the VT community. 

Today I think of today’s parents.  If your child has been lost, it is an unimaginable pain, and I pray for you and the soul of the child you love so much.  The parents of the surviving, whether your child was wounded or not, will never forget this week.  I think of you, and pray for you as well.

May your God help you and you families.  I send my love. 

Lynne Turner-Liro, a proud Virginia Tech Mom

April 17, 2007, 8:48pm • Summerville, SC • #361

My thoughts, prayers and heart go out to everyone.  Stay strong and focused on what is important.  Those who have died can NEVER be replaced nor forgotten.  May the prayers of an entire nation lift you all to rise above this horrible event.

April 17, 2007, 8:48pm • Monongahela, PA • #362



April 17, 2007, 8:48pm • CEDAR CITY, UTAH • #363

Being a VT alumni, I have never been so proud to be a Hokie.  The bravery and honor that our students and staff have shown is incredible.  My heart goes out to the families and friends who have lost loved ones and I think if the lost were here today, the would join us in saying “Go Hokies”. God Bless-

April 17, 2007, 8:48pm • Charlotte, NC • #364


April 17, 2007, 8:48pm • LAS VEGAS, NEVADA • #365

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.  I live about 1.5 hours southwest of VT in North Carolina and it feels like this tragedy hit home here as well.  Stay strong and stay together, better days will be here soon.

April 17, 2007, 8:48pm • Jonesville, NC • #366

Please accept my deepest condolence.

April 17, 2007, 8:49pm • South Korea • #367

Dear Mom

As one mother to another mother, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. As soon as I heard of the news, my first call was to my daughter, whose first words were:  “I am safe mom”. With relief my next thoughts were for you. I don’t even know your name but I know you did not hear the words that you were looking and hoping to hear.  I am so very sorry

As Virginia Tech alumni, I am so sorry for this loss and filled with shock.  As a retired Virginia Tech faculty, I am filled with grief. As a Virginia Tech mother, I reach out to you to say we share in your loss, As one of the Virginia Tech family I send prayers to you across the miles.  May you find some small comfort that we are with you in thoughts and prayers.

In God Blessing, A Tech Mom

Doris Trant

April 17, 2007, 8:49pm • Winchester, Va • #368

To my fellow Hokies...I am an alumni from 1993 and my heart feels such sorrow for the loss of such innocent and promising lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to those of you currently attending Tech and living through this nightmare. I am so sorry for those who lost friends and family. I am so sorry for the sorrowful memories that will fill your college years at Tech. As a Mother of two boys I can’t imagine what the parents of these loved ones are going through. I have hope that Va. Tech will heal and move on. Let’s not forgot the loved ones of those lost because their healing will certainly take a lot longer. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will think of you often. May God bless you and hold you tight through your sorrow.  We are Hokies!

April 17, 2007, 8:58pm • Winchester, Va • #369


April 17, 2007, 8:59pm • ST AUGUSTINE FLORIDA • #370

I am so proud of the Hokie Nation!  I remain a proud alum of this stellar University.

God bless the lives of those taken in this tragedy.  God Bless Virgina Tech.

Jodi Lutz, nee Williams
Class ‘93

April 17, 2007, 8:59pm • Baltimore, MD • #371

Words cannot express my feelings and grief over this needless trajedy. My heart goes out to you all. I do believe that God is in control and has his hands on all of the friends and family of the people that were lost. All of you are in my prayers.  God Bless

April 17, 2007, 8:59pm • Charleston,SC • #372

our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone that was a victom of this horrendous tragedy. we pray that god will heal the pain in your hearts in the days to come. proverbs 3:5 trust in the lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
connie & VIC

April 17, 2007, 9:00pm • conroe. texas • #373

Love and prayers to you from Illinois. I’m wearing orange and maroon today, because today, I’m a hokie.

April 17, 2007, 9:00pm • Peoria, IL • #374

Dear Hokies,

Your are wrought of an indomitable character and spirit!  You will survive this travesty!

How do I know, I am one of you!

Pat Kenny, Class of ‘68

April 17, 2007, 9:01pm • Charlotte, N.C., USA • #375

I am deeply saddend about this tragic incident that happened yesterday on the campus. I send my condolences to Virginia Tech. I may live in Illinois, but today i’m a Hokie.

April 17, 2007, 9:01pm • Oak Forest, Illinois • #376

You are in our prayers

April 17, 2007, 9:01pm • Lehigh University • #377

It was with great sorrow that I learned of the Virginia Tech tragic. I extend my deepest sympathies to all the victims.

Kim Wimbish

April 17, 2007, 9:02pm • Red Oak, TX • #378

Please accept my sincerest condolences to all faculty, students, their families and the community. I am praying for you all in the wake of this terrible tragedy.


April 17, 2007, 9:02pm • Raleigh, NC • #379

Godspeed all of their souls to Heaven!  They were all brave to face such horror and will be remembered in our hearts forever.

April 17, 2007, 9:02pm • Ruston, LA • #380

I’m so sorry this happened to innocent people. My prayers go out to their friends and families in this time in need.

Cheryl Inman

April 17, 2007, 9:02pm • Royal Oak, MI • #381

Our love and prayers go out to the students, parents,faculty, staff and friends of this horrible tragedy - God is the only one who can get you thru this, continue to pray, just as the everyone is doing for you now.  Pray, trust in God!  GO HOKIES!!!!!

April 17, 2007, 9:02pm • Pounding Mill, VA • #382

My thoughts and prays go out to the families and friends affected by this tragedy.

April 17, 2007, 9:02pm • Fort Lauderdale, FL USA • #383

From a family in GA, our hearts and prayers are with you and your families…

God Bless

April 17, 2007, 9:02pm • Cumming, GA • #384

I am so sorry.

April 17, 2007, 9:02pm • Los angeles, California • #385

Wishing you all the best in this most difficult time.  Today we are all with the Virginia Tech community as you try to pick up the pieces of a puzzle that should have never been created. ~Eric

April 17, 2007, 9:02pm • Herndon, Virginia • #386


I’m an engineering student of the Inter American University in Puerto Rico, I want to show my condolence to all of you; to those who were victims and specially show all my respect to those who died.  I’m not from there but I’m a student like those who died and the victims and it has shock me this notice about this masaccre and unfortunately beside all of those who died there was a puertorican too.  I still can’t belive that such thing had happend in this world it was like a horror movie I can’t imagine how the victims feel. 
But don’t worry every thing its going to be all rigth because God exist and he is going to save those who are still alive.
Sincerely all my codolence to all

Jennifer N. Nieves Garcia

April 17, 2007, 9:03pm • Vega Baja, Puerto Rico • #387

My heart aches with yours. My eyes shed tears with I pray for your grieving process that it be a time of healing for all.
God bless you, all, today, tomorrow, always.

April 17, 2007, 9:03pm • Roseburg, Ore. • #388

Penn State Loves you Virginia Tech.
The whole country Loves you.

God Bless,


April 17, 2007, 9:03pm • State College, PA • #389

May God comfort the staff, facilty and the students of Virginia Tech in the coming weeks and months.

You are in our prayers…

Columbia, Missouri

April 17, 2007, 9:03pm • Columbia, Missouri, U.S. • #390

My heart goes out to all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 17, 2007, 9:03pm • Macon, GA • #391

they will all be missed. stay strong hokies. The sun will shine again through all the clouds. our prayers are with everyone at VT.
From KU

April 17, 2007, 9:03pm • Lawrence, Kansas • #392

Everyone down here at The Citadel mourns with all those at Virginia Tech. We are deeply sorry that such a tragedy had to befall such wonderful people. God Bless and watch after those who are no longer with us.

-South Carolina Corps of Cadets

April 17, 2007, 9:03pm • Charleston, South Carolina • #393

My deepest and most sincere sympathies to all those affected by this horrible tragedy.  I hope that all those affected may have the peace and support to grieve and heal.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Newark, Ohio • #394

Please accept our condolences on your loss. My family’s thoughts are filled with your wellbeing and wish to lend your community our support in your grieving time. May the victims of this senceless action be recieved into whatever glory thier beliefs hold. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Mark and Vicky Yearout Family

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Stockton, CA. • #395

May God take the souls of the victims lovingly into His arms, may He provide strength and comfort for the family and loved ones of the victims, and may He have mercy on the young man’s soul.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Bellefonte, PA • #396

To the entire Virginia Tech family:

I do not know any of you, or have ever even been to Virginia, however, I would like you all to know I share in your sorrow.

Please take comfort in the prayers and thoughts from the entire nation, and know you all will become stronger because of this.

I know that words will not heal your pain, and time will only dull the hurt, but know we are standing with you all the way.

May God bless you all.

Katey Morse

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Grand Rapids, MI • #397

My deepest condolences go out to your campus and everyone affected by this tragic event. Even though we are thousands of miles apart, please know my heart does weep for you. I sincerly hope you find the strength to move on with your life, which I am almost sure you will. I think I speak for all of Cal State Long Beach when I say you will be in our thoughts, prayers and that we wish you luck in the healing process.

Warmest Reguards,

Ashley Brown

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Huntington Beach, CA • #398

Condolences and prayers from England.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • England • #399

I´m from Costa Rica, and I´m really sad for this tragedy. For all family´s victims, I send a prayer for them. And for the rest of the VT students, too. Now the victims are angel in the sky, and they´re really heroes. The life goes on but this people can´t forget. Remember them with all your love every day and every moment. God Bless you.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Costa Rica • #400

What can you say..
I have shead so many tears watching all this on CNN and Fox News. It’s so heartbreaking to watch all of you beautiful students in so much pain and sorrow. It shouldn’t have happened, but it did.
Don’t let this individual person ruin you lives anymore than he already has.
Stand strong, hold your head’s high and study and do what you came to that campus to do. Accept help when needed. Don’t loose your youthful spirit.
Remember those that have passed with a smile on your face, not sorrow. They would want that.
I’m not a religious person, but ‘God Bless you all’.
May your future be bright and meaningful. Use this to change the world for the better.
My thoughts are with you all at this time.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Newcastle, Australia • #401

Who can name the horror and the loss you feel?  My thoughts are with you.
Jamie Baker

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Staunton, VA • #402

We share your sorrow and though we must move on those that have passed will never be forgotten! Today,we are all Hokies!

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA • #403

I just want to share my deep sympathy and sorrow with all of those struggling because of Monday’s tragic events.  You do not grieve alone.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Valparaiso, IN • #404

Our hearts go out to the victims, parents, the faculty and staff - this was such a sensless tragedy.  We are praying for you all!!!

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Richlands, VA. • #405

is sad to know that one person can do such harm to many lives. but good to know that everyone is reaching out for eachother. across america. we are praying for you. from kansas, to new york, to texas and california. no one deserves this. yet this will show us to grow. and need to heal. may god bless you virginia tech. as we will be praying for you and your families…

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Olathe, Kasnas United States of America • #406

My heart is broken for the families of the all of the victims and all of those who have loved ones affected by this horrible act. I said a prayer for you today…


April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Shreveport,LA • #407

I am a professor at NC State and a UVA alumnus.  I am writing to express my condolences to the Virginia Tech community for the April 16 tragedy.  Virginia Tech is part of the larger community of academia, and we all feel close kinship during this difficult time.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Raleigh, NC • #408

Our Hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with all of you.

April 17, 2007, 9:04pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #409