Condolences, April 17, 2007

May the generation of our young that has seen the worst of humanity also see the best of humanity. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Virginia Tech family.

April 17, 2007, 9:43pm • Port Arthur, Texas • #715

I would like to send my deepest sympathies and condolences to all the victims and their families. This is indeed a tragic event,one that will be forever etched in our minds. The country of Canada is with you at this time of mourning. God Bless.

April 17, 2007, 9:43pm • Ottawa,Ontario,Canada • #716

may peace be with everyone..

April 17, 2007, 9:43pm • KC,MO,USA • #717

Just few words to tell you how saddened we are in France, even we are so far away from you. Sincerely

April 17, 2007, 9:43pm • Hervé Le Béchennec, Nort sur Erdre, France • #718

You are all in my prayers this week. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain and sorrow you must be going through right now. But know that students, parents, and citizens all over the world are in support of Virginia Tech tonight. No matter which school a person attends, this week, we are all Hokies. God bless you all, and I pray that time will one day heal the wounds you are suffering. Stay together, and stand strong. United, you can make it through. You’re in my prayers.

-- adriane ferbezar --
University of Kansas

April 17, 2007, 9:43pm • Shawnee, KS • #719


To Their Excellencies Heads of State or Government

I have the honour of presenting to Your Excellency the text of this common agreement, convinced that these ten propositions can inspire the political and social action of your government.

I observed that those who took part in the Assisi Meeting were more than ever motivated by a common conviction:  humanity must choose between love and hatred. All of them, feeling that they belong to one and the same human family, were able to express their aspiration through these ten points, convinced that if hatred destroys, love, on the contrary, builds up.

I hope that the spirit and commitment of Assisi will lead all people of goodwill to seek truth, justice, freedom and love, so that every human person may enjoy his inalienable rights and every people, peace. For her part, the Catholic Church, who trusts and hopes in “the God of love and peace”
With gratitude to Your Excellency, for the attention you will be kind enough to give my Message, I take the present opportunity offered to assure you of my prayerful best wishes.

From the Vatican, 24 February 2002.


April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil • #720

May the families of the victims know your loved ones are not suffering anymore, and that God will help you heal. My most sincere sympathy. I just can’t believe what has happened to such a beautiful campus.

April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Richmond, Virginia • #721

Just remember to pray and trust in the Lord . He will provide comfort where there seems to be none.

April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Augusta,Ga • #722

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. GODSPEED!

April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Vestal, NY • #723

Virginia Tech, you will be in my prayers. It’s horrible and devestating, i can’t imagine what i would do if it happened to me or my son’s school. You are very courageous students. Stay strong.


April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • #724

My thoughts and deepest prayers goes out to everyone in the Virgina Tech Community, especially the friends and families of those whose lives we lost on the tragic moring. Words can not explain how many people all over the world shed tears for the Hookie Nation.God Bless you all

Michael Pyle

April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Ormond Beach, FL • #725

What a profound sorrow it is
To think of this world
Without you
Without your presence
Shaping the day
Focusing our thoughts
To think
of your silence
your presence
in this world
no more

A. Capelle

April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Chattanooga, TN • #726

My 6th grade students are praying for peace, patience, and understanding through this tragedy for all of you.  Know that America is praying for you and you are in our thoughts constantly.  I am so sorry for your loss.

April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Oceanside, CA • #727

My heart goes out to those that have lost there loved ones and those that are still in the hospital. I just can’t believe that this kind of thing happened. I just don’t know what else to say that this will take a long time to get over and just pray that this will not happen again.

April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • houston tx • #728

I wish there was something that could be said that could take away the pain for the families and friends that lost loved ones, were injured or are emotionally impacted by this tragedy.  As a Hokie this hits home and I feel as though I have lost a part of myself.  This was our home.  My heart goes out to all Hokie families.  Please know all Hokie nation is behind you and always will be at your side when you need us.

April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Jersey City,NJ • #729

Hi, my name’s Pete Jensen.  I can’t believe the tragedy what has happened to all of you. I’m from North Dakota; which is far away, but our thoughts and prayers are with you.  We share your pain in our hearts and are especially greived for all of the victims families.

April 17, 2007, 9:44pm • Hazen, ND • #730

our thoughts and prayers are with you all, nothing we can say or do will bring back your family members, friends, brothers, sisters, but you will move on, never forget, always remember.......god bless

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • baldwin, wisconsin • #731

Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, “I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction”.
Tryon Edwards
(1809 - 1894)

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy.
Brenda V.

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Minneapolis, MN • #732

I continue to stare at the television in utter disbelief~unable to pull myself away from the images.  Overwhelming sadness and confusion.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of the students, staff, and families.

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Georgia • #733

Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire Hokie nation.  We will be praying for the families of those who lost their lives.  Let us remember the good times of each of them.  Blessings to you all.

From alumni of the University of Florida Gator Nation......

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Lakeland, Florida • #734

May God Bless the family and victuims of this tragic event.

Ours hearts and prayers go out to you.

The MFEMFEM and Bates family of Tacoma Washington.

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Tacoma, washington • #735

To the Virginia Tech Family:

My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with all of those affected by this unbelievable tragedy.  I graduated in 1988 and feel like I am walking across the drillfield every time I watch the news coverage.  The reason for this feeling is because Virginia Tech made me feel like such a part of a great thing during my tenure there.

Godspeed, Nancy White

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Kernersville, NC USA • #736

My thoughts, prayers and heart goes out to everyone affected by this horrible nightmare. My God bless you and keep you.

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Queens, New York • #737

it’s really sad to hear that in such a great university those terrible moments,are now part of your story. it’s impossible to understand that so many had to be sacrificed for no cause. WE all here in my country are sending our condolences. May all of your students,teachers and staff stay together, helping each other to get through this lost.And may God keep theirs families in all moments.
Stay together, beacuse you will always be the great Virgina Tech!!!
Tarciana Oliveira

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Recife,PE-Brazil • #738

To all of you involved in this horrible tragedy, I just wanted you all to know we are praying for you and yours, for all of you on the campus, and know that God will give each of you the strength and comfort and the peace that only He can give.

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Brighton, Colorado • #739

As a daughter of two Virginia Tech alumni, and a prospective student (as a Junior in High School,) I express my deepest condolences for those involved in the tragedy and the members of the Hokie family. My prayers, heart, and mind are with all of you.

I only hope that one day, I too can be a member of such an incredible group of people, the Hokie family. There really is no place in this world as wonderful as Blacksburg.

God Bless

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Cary, NC • #740

I am so saddened to hear of the tragedy at Virginia Tech. What a senseless act of violence? My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, their families and fellow friends, students and faculty. There are no words that can help but my thoughts and prayers are with everyone that had their lives turned upside down. I wish you all good luck and my heart is with all the Hokies.

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Maryland • #741

You are in our thoughts and our prayers. May God be with you in your time of sadness and mourning. We will never forget you.

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • North Ogden, Utah • #742

Just know that the whole student body, faculty and staff are in everyone’s thoughts.  As a fellow professor, this event has moved me more than most.  I can’t imagine what you have gone through as an institution, but I am willing to give my support in any way possible.  Stay strong, look toward a brighter tomorrow, and remember the fallen.

Lindell Ward
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Indianapolis

April 17, 2007, 9:45pm • Inianapolis, IN • #743

I’m sorry.

April 17, 2007, 9:46pm • Frostburg, Maryland • #744

I am a teacher in a private post-secondary school, and I am extremely saddened by what has happened at Virginia Tech.  I wish to expressed my sorrow and condolences to the entire VT community and know that all educators are thinking of you.  Be well in your hearts, you are not alone.

April 17, 2007, 9:46pm • Sacramento, California • #745



April 17, 2007, 9:46pm • ORANGE CITY, FLORIDA • #746

It was very hard but you will get through just keep praying and god will answer them and for the lost one that were killed i hope there in heaven with jesus and i know you will get through By

April 17, 2007, 9:46pm • Jacksonville,Florida • #747

I came home from work and saw the news and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

It’s time to embrace’s just time…

April 17, 2007, 9:46pm • Toronto, Canada • #748

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been impacted from this terrible tragedy. Only God can give you the strength to overcome this nightmare. Hang in there and stay STRONG!

April 17, 2007, 9:46pm • San Antonio, Texas • #749

My heart aches for everyone at Virginia Tech.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at school and their families.  May God Bless You and keep you all strong. 

Carol Hubbell

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Cougar, Washington USA • #750

my heart goes out to all of you.  I’m so sorry for all of the losses you experienced. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Boston, Massachusetts • #751

Une pensée pour vous… Une pensée aux victimes, aux familles, aux amis…

Que Dieu les acceuille.



April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Paris, France. • #752

Our hearts go out to each and everyone one of you living this terrible tragedy..You are in our prayers, forever you will be rememberd, GOD BLESS!

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Vancouver, Canada • #753

words cannot express the grief i feel for those who have lost someone, this was a terrible thing to have to go through.  my prayers and thoughts are with all of you.


April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • pittsburgh, pennsylvania • #754

My heart goes out to all of you that were affected by this terrible tragedy. You all are so brave and strong. Shine on for all the fallen. They would be so proud. God Bless!!

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Holly-Fort Walton Beach, Florida • #755

My deepest condolences.  This tragedy hits close to home for all collage students, and I think everyone is with you all in your grieving. We share the collage experience, no matter what campus or school; we share this with you too.

God bless

Ryan M. Caron
MacEwan Collage

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • #756

All of the friends and families of VT are in my thoughts and prayers.  Stick together and lean on each one another.  They will never be forgotten.

-Sarah Cleveland

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Philadelphia, PA • #757

Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers in this time of incredible sorrow.  The students in the media demonstrate such grace and maturity beyond their years.  I applaud your outward support of your school leaders, particularly your university president.  You are showing us worldwide how a united student body can support each other in such amazing ways.

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Hamilton, ON, Canada • #758

From the West Coast: Prayers for everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. We are lighting candles and holding moments of silence for you.

Greg Hoofnagle, Wilma Hendren, Ruby Bollmeier and many others

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Vancouver, WA USA • #759

It is with great sadness that I write to you, the Virginia Tech community. As one student to another and one administrator to another my thoughts and prayers are with you all during the tragic and difficult time.

Jackie Bennett-Hanning, BSC
Ohio University ‘04
Records Management Associate
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Ohio University

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Athens, Ohio • #760

I come not from Virginia, never have I stepped foot on the campus of Virginia Tech but I am from a small college town, nestled in the mountains and my thoughts and prayers go out to you all, the families of those who lost their lives, the students who lost friends and loved ones but who will return to a campus they love so much and who will prevail, the professors who lost coworkers and students but will return to lead those still standing to invent the future.  My prayers are with you all that God will give all Hokies the strength to carry on.  For today, we are all Hokies!


April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Weaverville, NC USA • #761

I am a TECH alum, so is my father and son. I have been crying on and off all day. My thoughts and prayers go out to the killed and wounded students and their family members.
Also, as I have watched TV, I have been so proud to hear our students as they have expressed themselves with such grace, caring for each other and support for our University.
Finally, my heart goes out to those in law enforcement and those in the Administration who are also hurting, having to deal with this horrific event.

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Smithfield, VA • #762

To all the Hokies in Blacksburg and throughout the world my heart goes out to you all. May God be with you now and forever.

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Emory VA • #763

My tears dont have value in todays material world, but I offer them along with my prayers for all those that have lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy. It reminds us to live each day for God, because one day we will return to Him. Only He could make something good come out of this insanity. May He do so in the months ahead.

April 17, 2007, 9:47pm • Chesterfield, MI • #764