Condolences, April 17, 2007

our hearts and prayers go out to all the students and there family’s on this horrific day in ammerican history,God speed to all.  Mr.Churchill

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • florida • #3369

to all staff and students of virginia tech, know that everyone in the rest of the world feels your sorrows and is extremely shocked that such a tragedy could befall on your institution. our deepest condolences for families and friends of those who were mercilessly murdered. may they find peace with God. hold strong to your faith and hope for a better tomorrow.

-a uni student in oz

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • adelaide, south australia • #3370

my thoughts and prayers are with the whole Virginia Tech University.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Vernon Hills, Illinois • #3371

My condolences to all the friends and families of the departed. It’s truly a very sad incident, and may the God be with all of you, all the time.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Penang, Malaysia • #3372

I know I speak for many Canadians when I tell you our thoughts are with you at this horrendous time. We have had similar events on a smaller scale in my hometown of Montreal, and we feel your pain.
Louise F.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Toronto, Ontario • #3373

Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. . .

Lara Katz
UNCG Equestrian Team

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Greensboro, NC • #3374

Fellow Hokies,

Such an unbelievable, unspeakable tragedy and pain have violated our university, our community.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.  Keep your head up--we will recover, we will remember, we will pick ourselves up and we will move forward.  Hokies, know that we absolutely love you all, we absolutely love this university, and we will support you to the end of this earth.  God Bless you all.  We’re praying for you!

Aretha Turner Ashby
VT 1996 (BA Chemistry)
VT 1998 (MS Food Science)

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Long Beach, CA (originally from Chesapeake, VA) • #3375

I am so sorry to everyone who knew anyone lost this sad day.  My prayers to the families and friends God bless them all

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • canton ohio • #3376

Dear Virgina Tech students:
I was shocked by the tragedy happened on Monday.I felt sad and upset. I hereby express my most condolences. But I know you will stand up, and fight against evils. Hope you all have a bright future!

Forever Hokies!

MSU Student

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • East Lansing,MI • #3377

Please no one ever take a day for granted.

I am so sad about everyone’s loss.

They are all angels looking over us now.

I wish you all the best.


April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Baltimore, Maryland • #3378

Your strength gives us courage.
Even in the midst of mourning;
you show the world your unyeilding spirit.
Va. Tech, you are without a doubt,
a collection of warriors and heros.
God Bless You.

-April Wilson

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Conyers, Ga • #3379

I am saddened by your loss.Please know we share in your grief as we are all children of Christ.I love you all and pray for all of you and your families.
Bobbi Davies

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Loveland,Co • #3380

mi mas sentidas condolencias a todas las familias q perdieron a sus seres queridos en este lamentable atentado soy peruano y me dolio mucho q un conpatriota mio haya perecido en este atentado pero pensemos q pasaron a una mejor vida no pensemos q han muerto ellos siempre cuidaran de los seres queridos cuidense y como dice la frase lets go hookies

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • coral springs florida peru • #3381

The Alamo Family would like to say a prayer to angels that left this world and ask God to give the close friends and family to strength to endure such sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Great Neck, NY • #3382

My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this event within your University.

-Kyle Swann

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • The University of Georgia • #3383

Sometimes we have to believe
God takes away those we love just because of his jealous mind.
Always we are shocked when life becomes as fragile as a snowflake, as transient as a cherry blossom.
Yet we still believe in its strength.
Let us prey for those in heaven and on earth.
Let the mourning river flow to its distance at night.
May you start moving on when dawn approaches you once again.

Yan Yuan
From China

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Chengdu, Sichuan, China • #3384

My heart is broken for you all.  My name is Marilyn… I am a 50 year old mother, grandmother from Cottondale, AL.  Today our Governor declared that all flags fly at half-mast.... our university, the U of A range the bells at Denny Chimes 32 times on campus in honor of the precious people who were lost in this tragedy… we love you all so much from Alabama… tears stream down my face because I want to hold each of you one by one and comfort you… We love you all in Alabama… WE WILL NEVER FORGET AND WE SHARE YOUR GRIEF… GOD HELP AND COMFORT YOU - Love, Marilyn

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Cottondale, Alabama • #3385

As I reflect on this senseless and horrible tragedy I am reminded that the tears I shed do not compare to those that have been shed by the families who have lost a loved one. My heart goes out to them in this time of heartache and I hope they find strength through the endless prayers that are with them now. This is a day we will never forget and the memories of those who have left us will remain forever. My condolences to all.

Amy & Jordan Daugherty

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Covina, CA • #3386

Cry all that you want. My sincere sympathy is sent to everyone. We are all human beings and we each live our lives with goals and dreams and when someone takes that away from those we love it is hard to deal with. I am praying for all of the students, the faculty, the parents, the sisters, the brothers, the friends. In a time like this we all must come together. Reach out to each other and ask for what you need. Know that there are so many prayers being sent your way. Know that it is okay to feel and to ask for what you need. Take care.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Claremont, CA • #3387

I still can’t believe that it really happened, I drove around for most of the day and just went to places and roads that kind of calm me down. I am just beyond words.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Woodridge, Illinois • #3388

To all effected by this tragedy (especially those at VT or know hookies) we send our deepest sympathies, sadness, prayer and hope for the future.  We pray we all find comfort in each other and our loved ones and what makes us strong.  All of our love, support, prayers and energy.

Ami and Andy R

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Portland, Oregon • #3389

To all past and present students, teachers, faculty and the families of those lost yesterday at Virgina Tech,

My husband and I send our heartfelt condolences to you. As a student who attended the University of Montreal in December 1989 when the shootings took place at the Polytechnic Engineering School, I sympathize with what you are going through and want you to know that everyone in Montreal and across Canada mourns with you at this terrible time.

Be strong for one another in the days, weeks and months to come. Make sure to tell those around you how much they are loved. For the families, although we can only imagine the depth of your sorrow, know that we are with you in spirit always,

Michèle Finn & Tony DaCosta

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Montreal, Quebec, CANADA • #3390

I pray that God gives courage and strength to all in the world suffering from the events of Monday. Heal, then never let us forget.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Gainesville, Florida • #3391


April 18, 2007, 12:31am • MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL • #3392

God bless all of those whose hearts have been hurt by this undeserved tragedy.  The entire Virginia Tech Community, and as importantly, their families and friends are in my hearts and prayers.  I wish you immense love and peace in your hearts.  I am so sincerely sorry for your losses.  --Amanda Hale

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Davis, California • #3393

I am from Puerto Rico, but I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I want to send my condolences to all the families of those students that loose their life in that incident.  My heart is crying too with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Milwaukee, Wisconsin • #3394

Dear Virginia Tech Students,

I cannot express the sorrow that is in my heart for your entire community. As a collge student, I mourn with you. My prayers are with all of you. May God rest all the souls of those who have died and may he comfort all of you. God Bless you all.

Shadi Boulos

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Jersey City, NJ • #3395

A Poem for Virginia Tech Family & Friends of this Tragedy

Peace sometimes comes in such beautiful forms,
When grief is felt deep in our hearts and those dorms.
Strangers shed tears because they all feel,
The parent’s pain, that’s unfairly surreal.

An early Spring morning, filed with such hope,
Explodes in terror, friend’s left there to cope.
Panic we feel, chaos abounds,
Echo’s of gunshot’s, and terrible sound’s.

How can we help from a place far away?
What can we do, what can we say?
To all who have lost friend or family ties,
We all share your grief with those tears in our eyes.

Gary Chase

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Clackamas, Oregon • #3396

Our thoughts and prayers go out to not only the victims of this tragedy but also their family and friends.
As a parent of a daughter attending university in North Carolina I cannot imagine what you are going through. The strength of each other hopefully will help, and knowing others are sharing in your Loss.
The Reid Family
Ontario Canada

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Oshawa Ontario Canada • #3397

This is a sad time for me, knowing that innocent people died in their classrooms. Young guys and gals studying to achieve their goals and dreams.

Suddenly death knocked on their doors and took them away from their loved ones. It took a second to stop a heart beat. This is an unforgettable tragedy, and may god bless the fallen ones and their families.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Ottawa-Canada • #3398

My thoughts,condolences & prayers go out to all victims who died during this carnage;I would also like to pay my condolences to Minal & Prof Loganathan,both of Indian dissent who also died in this gruesome incident


April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Bangalore,India • #3399

I am so sorry for your loss.  We are shedding tears for you across the country.  Your strength and spirit has been amazing and I’m sure you are making your fallen classmates and family very proud.  God Bless.

With love and support,


April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Chicago, Il • #3400

My dearest Hokies,

I’m a 2004 ag econ graduate.  My sister was a ‘99 civil engineering graduate.  We both feel deep sorrow and sympathy for what occurred this week.  Words cannot express how much this event has impacted me 400 miles away despite the fact that I don’t know any current students on campus.  What occurred was an anomaly.  An unpredictable, unpreventable event that undermined the character, dignity, and hospitality of the Hokie nation.  But just as quickly as our character and strength were tested, you rose to the challenge for all of us.  This is not something that will be easy to get over for any of you.  Yet day by day, interview by interview, you are showing the world what true Hokies are.  I am proud to call myself a Hokie and admire your courage in this difficult time.  My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

-Greg B.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Alexandria, VA • #3401

As an alumna and staff member at the University of Iowa, I understand too well the pain of the Virginia Tech community.  Mere words cannot convey the depth of your confusion and loss.  Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers, especially my fellow Alpha Chi Sigma brethren of the Gamma Iota chapter. 

At the UI, we have a saying - “We bleed black and gold” - but right now my heart bleeds maroon and orange.  May all of you find peace and solace in the coming weeks.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Iowa City, IA • #3402

I am so sad for those who have lost their lives or were injured and for their friends and families. I cannot describe the sorrow and pain hanging in my heart. I pray that the Lord Our God will guide us all through this horrible tragedy and its aftermath. Many lives were destroyed too soon Monday. Cho Seung-hui violated the sanctuary of Virginia Tech’s campus and also violated the Commandment of God. “For judgement is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgement.” James 2:13. As a graduate of VT and a hokie-for-life, I pray once again that we can push on through. “We are Virginia Tech” Prof. Nikki Giovanni.

God be with us all,
Tyler Jones, class of ‘98. Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Cullman, Alabama now living in Copenhagen, Denmark • #3403


April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Indianapolis, IN. Joey Farris........., Dr. T. G • #3404

I, like many others around the world, are praying for all you that have been personally touched by this tragedy; I am so sorry for your loss.  I also pray that those who may know such loneliness and desperation as did this disturbed young man will seek help and find understanding so that others can avoid this tragic heartache.  From the deepest sorrow we are all experiencing may we find the deepest strength and resolve to reach out to one another and change the world for the better.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Columbus, Ohio • #3405

To Virginia Tech, the community and those that have been affected by this tragic incident.... my deepest condolences are with you. From those of us who are looking at the situation from the outside, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Canada • #3406

As an American, my heart goes out to you all.  You are all in my prayers.  You will mourn, you will remain strong, and you will rebuild.  There is an old adage that says “Everything is always ok in the end.  If it’s not ok, then it’s not the end”.

-Wayne Dolezal
Houston, TX

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Houston, TX • #3407

Dear VT,

My thoughts goes out to all of you affected by this terrible event. I have a good friend who graduated from VT and he always remembered the peace and quite from the VT Campus. When I saw the news on CNN I was puzzled. I send my prayers to you all and hope God will give all of you the strenght to pass over this tragic event. Be strong and be united !

God Bless You,

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Bucharest, Romania • #3408

My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all affected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • New York,NY • #3409

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The University of Oklahoma

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Norman,OK • #3410

I pray that we are not overcome by the evil but strengthened with the spirit of kindness.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Ardison from Hongkong • #3411

My heart aches for everyone at VT, as a mother with 2 sons in college I can’t imagine the pain.You all are in my prayers & thoughts, be strong we are all with you.
God bless you all,

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Falls Church,Va. • #3412

As a college student, I cannot imagine the pain and suffering the VT community is going through, but the entire country is feeling the sorrow and thinking about you. Seeing the campus come together and unite during this awful time has really touched me, and makes me want to be in the “Hokie” family

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Toledo, Ohio USA • #3413

May God Bless each and everyone of you at VT. May heart goes out to you.

April 18, 2007, 12:31am • Menlo,Georgia • #3414

Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims.  As a 1999 alumni our memories of VT are still fresh and bring happiness to our heavy hearts.  Nikki’s words are right on....

We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on. We are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech ...
-- Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor, poet, activist

Geoff and Meredith DePersia

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • San Francisco, Califonia • #3415

Just thought id let you all know even in other parts of the country were all praying for you and the family and friends. its not easy to here such scary news but your all in my prayers tonight.

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Roseville California • #3416

Not long ago I suddenly lost my wife, although old to some of you she should have had many more see children married and grandchildren. Even those of you who have lost friends can’t begin to imagine the lost of these many families.

There is no such thing as “closure”. Months from now as memories of those you knew and love seem to be fading, you’ll fell like you’re losing them again. But you will persevere. How do you do this? You can’t, but you have to. And you will

From all over America and I’m sure the world, people you don’t know are with you, to pray with you and to cry with you and wishing that we could do more.

Tom Kennedy

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Boston, MA • #3417

Today...the entire world mourns with you....
Thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the Tech campus and to the families of those lost in this senseless tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 12:32am • Auburn NY • #3418