Condolences, April 17, 2007

Our family is praying for each and everyone who is affected by this tragedy. May God be with all of you.

April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • seattle, washington • #965

Hi, my names Jordan! I’m from Grundy, Virginia. About 5 years ago we had a tragedy like the one at “Tech.” We, the town of Grundy are just now beginning to recover from that tragedy. I can only imagine the pain the all the student body, parents, administration, and staff fell. But, on behalf of the town of Grundy...GOD BE WITH YOU ALL!

April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Grundy, VA • #966

We are Con Ustedes And Our Prayers Also Peace to The whole ATTE. Reinier Nuenez Rodriguez

April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Dominican Republic , Gaspar Hernanadez • #967

My condolences go out to the family and friends of the vitims, and the families. No one really can imagine the hurt you are feeling at this time. Keep your faith, and prayers strong and may god lead you through this time of pain.

April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Apollo, PA • #968

I want to extend to the families, friends and members of the Virginia Tech Community my deepest condolences. May God Bless all of you. You are in my prayers.


April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Cincinnati, OH • #969

My heart goes out to those who were lost that fateful day and to those who are part of the Virginia Tech family.  Even though I live no where close to Blacksburg it truely hits home.  Soon you will have to move on and honor those who were lost that day and forever keep them in memory. But Now it’s time to mourn your losses and recooperate after this catastrophic event.

Again my heart goes out to those who lost their lives and their familes who will now only have memories of them.


April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Manahawkin, new jersey • #970

I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of this immense and tragic loss of life, loss of youth, loss of wisdom and loss of human potential.  I extend my sincerest condolences to all the families, friends, students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech during this difficult time.  From the news coverage it is clear that this is a very resilient school and a proud, caring community.  You will all forever have only good spirits watching over you.  God Bless.  Let Love Prevail.

Diana Babor
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA

April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA • #971

Words cannot express how my heart is saddened by this tragedy. I will keep the entire VT community in my thought and prayers. I cannot even imagine what you are all going through right now and I am so sorry.

April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Buffalo, New York • #972

Virginia, my dear
by: Jake Sciacchitano
A new class with dreams to make it big/Didn’t even have a chance in the world to live/I know some things will never ever change/A life is something no bribe can truly exchange/When it’s taken there’s nothing more left to bluff/People don’t think that death is serious stuff/Until you take that life away/And end up down on your knees to pray/I’m looking at the TV, got home for nightly news/I slowly lay back and untie my Sketchers shoes/There were people there who just started off/And families who must now accept the painful loss/Someone’s anger and pain deep down inside/Feelings of shame that they couldn’t quite seem to hide/He pulled a weapon and took out all the pain/But on the burdened walls left scarlet red stains/The persecution was never ever meant to be/I wish that somehow this man could really see/He didn’t realize the destruction that he caused/He didn’t even take time to stop and pause/He just pulled the trigger with emotions in his head/And then took his own life away instead/So take hold of the simplicity of God/Believe it or not your life means a lot/So love your brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ/And don’t ever think to take a fragile life

April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Sterling Heights, MI • #973

We will never forget your sorrow. Your Pain. We share the heaviness in your hearts. Never give up the hope you have. A hope for a better tomorrow that you can build in the wake of this terrible tragedy.


April 17, 2007, 10:03pm • Winchester, Virginia • #974

Once a Hokie,
Always a Hokie…

Blacksburg and Virginia Tech are special places that will forever be in my heart.  While you are in Blacksburg, it might be hard to understand that the whole world is watching you, praying for you, hoping to help you in any way.  They are.

We are praying that God gives you comfort and strength.

Katie Gonnermann Randolph
VT class of 1998

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Manassas, VA • #975

” i lost a brother “ “ i lost a sister “
: i lost my teacher “ “ i don’t understand why
these this happens “ Verginia Tech our prayers are
with you !  “ share your life experiences about this “ keep the dialogue going… “ the view of the youthful spirit of VT’ers is awsome: “ peace be with
you all “ Ralph and Marguerite Gerwing
Vancouver. BC. CA.

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Vancouver BC.CA • #976

I am praying that God will see you through this time of sadness. And always remember God will not put more on you than you can bear. Look to the hills which cometh all your help, all your help cometh from the Lord.

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Moyock,NC, • #977

We are extremely sad all over Brazil. May God be with all of the victim´s families and friends. And I hope the students will overcome this horrible situation.

I´m extremely greatful for all the things the US has given me being a alumni from an American College. Be sure i spread the word on how great your country is.

Love from Brazil.

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Brasília, Brazil • #978

My heart is mourning and my tears falling for the trajedy that befell VT yesterday.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the VT community, victims and their families.

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Miami, Florida • #979

To All at Virgina Tech,

Our hearts go out to you all at this time of great sorrow.

“Kia Kaha” (Be Strong)our friends.


Lake Taupo New Zealand

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • New Zealand • #980

I know a couple people that went and do go to VT.  I can only say I was shocked at the news of yesterday, and it saddened and burddened my heart to know, hear , and see of such an atrocity towards humaity.  My deepest sorrows and sympathies, as well as my prayers, are with you students, your families, and the family of VT in entirety. 

The Bible says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.” -John 14: 1-2

Your school has been a testament to the Nation and the World.  Stay strong, keep your hope, your pride, and each other, and most importantly keep your faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Good luck to all of you on behalf of myself and my friends at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  God Bless

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Wilmington, NC • #981

Todo el mundo lamenta lo sucedido, es asi que les doy mis condolencias igual que todo ser humano por este hecho…

A la vez ver el futuro como el presente, no descuidemos a los niños que seran hombres mañana… libremoslos de todos los males hablandoles con amor y la razon asi como de
justicia y paz.

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Peru • #982

I am so shocked and deeply saddened with this tragedy that fell upon VTech community and their family. I cried and questioned WHY endlessly. My sincere condolences to everyone of us affected by this tragedy. Especially to all VTech community and family - you are not alone, you are always in my prayer. God bless each and everyone of you. Be strong for each other.
Kiran & Tarun

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Malaysia & India • #983

Dear Hokie friends,

The staff and faculty of Virginia’s public higher education institutions have you in our thoughts.  We grieve with you.

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Harrisonburg, Virginia • #984

We just want to say that each and every one of the students and faculty at VT are in our prayers. We stand beside each and every one with tears in our eyes. And no way to even make sense of what has happened on your campus. But always remember that your tears are also mingled with Gods tears. Stay strong brother and sisters with all are love the Beguin family.

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Redding, California • #985

this is travis bise from marion virginia. i could not believe it yesterday when i got up and turned on the radio and heard that at the top of the hour that they were going to be reporting about the terrible shooting at va tech. from one college student to all of you all i am so sorry to here about you alls losses. and especially to the families of the victims just remember that God is always with you, and myself just as the rest of the world we will continue to pray for all of you. it looks like that blacksburg is a close community and that will hopefully make it easier knowing there are people to lean on and help make it a little easier.

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • marion virginia • #986

What a tragedy that has fallen on such a great and proud school.  I don’t know how to express my sorrow and sadness.  It is truly a sad day in the United States and makes you wonder how safe anyone is.  I am a teacher and believe that our schools should be one of the safest places to be but sadly, that is not the case.  My prayers are with all who are directly affected by this terrible tragedy.  God Bless You!

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • A Penn State Graduate in PA • #987

The events that occured on Monday were completely tragic and senseless.  My heart aches for all of the students, faculty of VT and family and friends of those whom were loss.  I am so very sorry.  My prayers are with you all.  May God provide you with strength and comfort in your time of mourning.

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Buford, GA • #988

It has been 20 years since I have walked the drillfield as a student and yet my heart is so heavy. I don’t know the fallen personally but we are all Hokies. Please know the alumni community is wrapping you in prayer.
Class of 87

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Palmyra, Va • #989

In class today @ The Ohio State University my classmates, Professor and I discussed everything that has happened.  All of our prayers are with everyone of you and your families.  We are very sorry about your loses.  Everyone hang in there and we love you all!

April 17, 2007, 10:04pm • Columbus, Ohio, U.S. • #990

My prayers go out to everyone in the VT community.  My boyfriend is a senior @ VT and I absolutely love the entire Tech community.  The Hokie spirit is felt throughout the nation now.  We are all hokies.  God bless.

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • New Orleans, LA • #991

My heart goes out to all that were affected by this tragedy. This was a senseless act and I wish everyone were still here today. My prayers go out to those who perished and it consoles me to know that they are with the Lord now.

J. Fernandez - Key West Police Dept.

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • Key West, Florida • #992

Here in Honduras our faces have tears because our hearts are sad, Our prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech, our condolenses with the families and friends of the victims, we pray for their souls and for the healing of their hearts.

Rubesly Martinez

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras. • #993

The University of Memphis knows the great spirit of VT from our sports rivalries and we know your spirit will be strong during this tragedy. Our spirit is w/all of you and so are our prayers. Keep your faith in our Maker and Creator to get us through this even stronger.

Peace be with all of you,
UofM Alumnus

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • Memphis, TN • #994

I am amazed at the incredible poise and class the Tech students are showing when being interviewed on the news. Seriously, each and every one of the Hokies I have seen is composed, eloquent, together, and a vision to admire while talking about this tragedy. Everyone in America should be looking to these students for guidance and lessons on maturity and class. We will never forget this.

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • Raleigh, NC, USA • #995

I am angry and sad about yesterdays events.  I pray for all who have lost someone, and all who are recovering from this terrible tragedy. I hope that all of virgina tech knows that the surrounding areas of virginia, as well as the world grieve with them. stay strong hokies.. virginia loves you.  Kim Towne

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • chesapeake, virginia • #996

My prayers and my heart is with you through all this hard time we have to remember keep our heads up there are brighter days to come .and remember to tell all friends and family you love them always we never know when it is our time to be with god. and once again i am very sorry to everyone that lost a child or a friend but be strong please..

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • peoria, illinois • #997

Thoughts and prayers are with you all as you stop to mourn, then pick up and march on. The victims will not be forgotten, nor will the bravery of the survivors. Thoughts also go to the police, firefighters and paramedics who must stay strong to serve the public, and deal with the horror in private.
Mary Kate Haché

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • #998

Being in a neighboring area filled with VT family and friends, I am devastated to hear about the tragedy. It is just beyond belief to fathom the tragedy that has occured. My prayers and my heart are with all of you. May God bring you peace and healing soon.

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • Lynchburg, Virginia • #999

Our deepest condolences go out to all the familys and friends of everyone touched by this horrible tragedy. As you go through this very difficult time keep this prayer in mind, I pray it will give you some strength and peace of mind.

Serenity Prayer;

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change those things I can and wisdom to know the difference. Amen!!

God Bless You All!!!!

April 17, 2007, 10:05pm • Boise, Idaho USA • #1000

i did not know you,
but you are a friend.
I don’t know your touch,
but i have held your hands.
I don’t know you look,
but you are beautiful.
I have never met you,
but i have known you forever.
You are every person that walks by,
you are every tree that branches out,
you are every breeze that passes through,
you are every warmth on the coldest of nights.
YOu are everywhere, in every heart.
You are loved and deeply missed.
bless you andknow that heaven only borrows you.

we hold you in our hearts and prayers.
god bless.

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • ottawa, ontario canada • #1001

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all the students, staff & families of all who have lost someone dur to this tragic event. Ihave 2 children, one a grad. of KSU and one a frosh. at OSU. I can’t imagine losing a child.
God Bless each and every one of you.
The Moore Family

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • Canton, Ohio • #1002

Let the world lift you up in prayer: 

May we remember the victims and their families, may we find forgiveness for the shooter, and may all reach out to the shooter’s family and other Korean students so they don’t feel the shame was on them. We don’t understand many things in life but help us to know we will know the answers when you return.  We also ask you give strength to the Police helping them to accept they did the best they could.

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • auburn, wa usa • #1003

This is horrofic event. I was and still am planning to go to VT when i graduate(heh quite a while).VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS!

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • Williamsburg,Virginia • #1004

From the University of North Alabama, I offer my deepest condolences and prayers for our friends at Virgina Tech. May God Bless You All.


April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • Tuscumbia, Al • #1005

As a 4-year member of the Marching Virginians and a 1989 alum, it was very difficult to watch the tragic events that unfolded on the VT campus yesterday.  However, I have also been very proud as I watched students, faculty, and many, many others come together in various ways to share in their grief in an effort to begin the healing process.

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who lost a friend or a loved one yesterday. 

I am certainly very proud to be a Hokie!

Suzanne Marsh

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • Morgantown, WV • #1006

As a parent of two University of Iowa graduates, I cannot imagine the sorrow your campus family has endured the past two days.  Please accept my heartfelt condolences to all of the Virginia Tech family.  We have all become part of the Hokie Nation.  May God bless you and bring you peace.

With thoughts and prayers,
Paul Ruger

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • Crystal Lake, Illinois • #1007

From the bottom of my families hearts, our thoughts are with each and everyone at VT,and all the families and friends of everybody who lost their life to soon,you will all be in our thoughts and prayrs not only today but for a long time to come, sincerly the Clinton Winter Sr. family

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • Six Mile Run Pa. • #1008

My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to all who have been touched by this tragedy.  As a nation, we mourn…

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • McAllen, TX • #1009

To all the family & friends of those lost, my heart & thoughts are with you at such a difficult time and truly am sad for your losses. To those who have survived, may you have the strength to find peace through all the trauma you have experienced, my heart goes out to you all as well.

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • North of Boston, Massachusetts • #1010

As I sit here glued to the TV set watching in horror the events that happened at VT, I am in shock. I am truely saddened by this horrific incident and as a parent of a college student it saddens me deeply. My prayers and thoughts are with all that lost a loved one or friend. As I have heard many times in the last day, Today WE ARE ALL TRUELY HOKIES!! May God Bless all that carry this heavy burden on their hearts, now and forever.

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • Mt Jackson , VA • #1011

I watched the news yesterday in disbelief about what happened at Virginia Tech University where life for so many people is meant to begin.

My thoughts are with you all as you start to grieve and move through all the different emotions that such an event brings to each individuals life.

I can’t even imagine how each of you are feeling but I want you to know that my prayers and thoughts are with you all as you move through this very difficult time.

I want you to know that I may be far away but I feel your pain.

With all my love

April 17, 2007, 10:06pm • Melbourne Australia • #1013

I would like to share my sympathy to every parent, sister, brother and friend who has lost a part of themselves in this unfortunate incident. 

I hope that you all find peace and comfort in a higher power, during this most difficult time of your lives. May you remember your love ones as they where, for what they did, the moments in which they brought laughter, joy and happiness into your lives and the lessons which they left behind.  Try not to dwell on how they left you, but focus on how they enriched your life for the time that they where here with you, i will keep all of you in my prayers.

April 17, 2007, 10:07pm • Kansas City, Missouri • #1014

Your tears are our tears
Your pain is our pain
Stay strong


April 17, 2007, 10:07pm • Richmond Va • #1015