Condolences, April 18, 2007

I was very shocked when I heard the news and I simply just couldn’t believe it. I live in The Netherlands but I watched CNN at night and I watched it with tears in my eyes. My deepest condolences goes out to all the students, familys, teachers and all the other people involved. I hope you all find comfort and strenght in eachother to overcome this horrible tragedy.


April 18, 2007, 1:56pm • The Netherlands • #15747

Condolences to all the families and friends of the victims of VT. My prayers and sympathy are with each and evryone of you. May God take us all under his wings as we live in this sometimes horrible world.

God Bless

April 18, 2007, 1:56pm • Glassboro, NJ • #15748

As part of my job, I remember sending AP (Advanced Placement) scores to Virginia Tech for your talented young people. The world has lost a community of individuals who could have truly impacted the future. These young adults will never be forgotten and they will be missed.

April 18, 2007, 1:56pm • Princeton NJ • #15749

All of our thoughts and prayers are with the whole campus and the families of those whose lives were taken.

April 18, 2007, 1:56pm • Cleveland, OH • #15750

In time your griving hearts will heal, and just know that our hearts and prayers will be with you through these though times. Keep GOD in your heart and remember that they are always with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Spangdalhem,Germany • #15751

To the VA Tech Family,

I am deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place at your school. The entire VA Family is in my prayers and especially the families of the victims. Gob Bless You All and may you all find the strength in one another to move on. Its heartbreaking to see all of the young vibrant faces and the loving stories about the faculty. Seeing the entire school come together makes me want to be a HOKIE. Stay srong and be blessed!


April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Washington, DC • #15752

I only found out about the shootings after a night out with friends, and seeing the images of grieving students, it came home to me how I might feel if I was in your situation, if these were my friends- I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling, but the thoughts and prayers of myself and those around me are with you all.

Dan Cuffe

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • England, UK • #15753

From the Official Cadillac Rock Box Band Website-
Tuesday - 17 April 2007-"The Day After”
Cadillac Rock Box sends their condolences to the 33 families who’ve lost their sons, daughters, husbands, wives, loved ones on 16 April 2007 at Virginia Tech University.

We sat and talked about the loss at practice, how? Why?

We also send our thoughts and prayers to the wounded. We wish you the best of get well wishes.

A young student walked through this school of higher learning and ended their lives because of his own vicious mind, which we will never get the answer, “Why?”.

He got off light.

We are putting out the call to everyone to donate money to the families for helping them in the sad task of laying their loved ones to rest.

We send our love and prayers out to the families, friends and loved ones of those lost.

We are going to put together a show for you guys down there to cheer you up, it’s the least we could do!

With saddened hearts
Jeff Erickson - Jeff Letzerich - Greg Slader - Matt Wilde
Cadillac Rock Box

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Alexandria, Va. • #15754

To all the family members who lost a child at VT.
My heart crys for all of you. My son graduated from VT in May of 2006. The first thing I said to myself was, Thank God, my son was not there. But, then I thought,what would I have done if he had been there? No words… can help the pain a mother or father would experience in a murder of this kind. My son and I feel for each of you as you go through this unreal experience. But each and every child that has gone to or is going to VT is still proud of their school and to say they are a “HOKIE”. So lets keep our collage proud and don’t let one person steal that from the ones here or the ones we have lost. They are so proud!
They are Virginia Tech. “Our Hokie’s” Our children!
The Mitchell Family
Rocky Mount, Virginia

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Rocky Mount, Virginia U.S.A. • #15755

In a moment of unbelievable tragedy, the students who have recounted their experiences and shared their grief with the World, have done so with poise,grace and compassion. Even in the darkest hour, you have all shone through as rays of hope for the future of America. You have become a beacon of hope, not just in the U.S. but to every student in every continent of this planet. we salut you, we pray for you and we will never forget you! Malcolm G Bexhill on Sea , England

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Bexhill On Sea • #15756

I would like to send my condolences to all family, friends, and loved ones of those injured or killed in this horrible incident.

As a graduate student, it is hard to understand how an environment of learning and motivation can become a nightmare.

I am so inspired by the great amount of forgiveness, love and pereverance that is evident among Hokies. I will remember Virginia Tech for that. God bless you all.


April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • St. Louis, Missouri • #15757

Our deepest sympathy to all those affected by the tragic events.  You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Greg, Maria & Katherine

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Houston, TX • #15758

Dearest Students, There are no words at a time like this to express what is in my heart. It is just not fair that you have to experience this horrible tragedy. I am so sorry for you all and pray to God to give you the courage and strength to face the days ahead. Carrie Hamer

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Stockton, California, USA • #15759

This is a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this very trying time.

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Elizabeth City, NC • #15760

My family settled there (Price’s) back in the 1700’s (Price’s Fork), and have had many family and friends to graduate there over many years.I feel very, very close to that school and would defend it in a heartbeat. I want you to know that I support you (students, school, faculty, Blacksburg Police, Dr. Steger, etc.), and am behind you 100%. Just know that there are people out there that care very much for you and will be there if you need us.  Stay strong and focused as best you can and do NOT let the media tear you down. You are the very embodiment of a true community that cares for one another and the media will try and rip it apart.  Stay strong. Much love to you all and God Bless.

Robin Price Scott

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Roanoke, Virginia • #15761

My heart was fulled with a deep sadness when i had heard of the tradegy that had occured. I was brought to tears as I watch while other wept over the lost of their loved ones. I am a Canadian and I have a lot of respect for my fellow neighbours the Americans ,,, i wish their was some way that i could easy your sorrow but unfortunely i cannot. So i would just like to say to you who are carrying the huge burden of losing a loved one remember that we will all understand it someday and that the Father in heaven has your loved one wrapped oin his arms to comfort them.. Lean on God for he say “blest are those who mourn for they shall be comforted”..

My Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time and i will be praying for you guys in the days that lie ahead ...

Shawn Corbett ..

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Canada • #15762

My prayers and thoughts are with all the students,who lost their friends and also to all the families that lost their loved ones at Virginia Tech.I hope time will heal the pain and thoughts just as time healed the families who lost their loved ones at the Columbine tragedy in 1999.
Rebecca E.

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Sioux City,Iowa • #15763

My heart goes out to each and everyone affected by this horrible event. I especially would like the family and friends of the victims to know it is an extremely difficult time now going through the loss of loved ones, but God is in control of everything in this world and please do not blame Him for what occurred. Each individual killed is now in His presence and they are much happier as they live in a paradise we as mortals could never comprehend until we are reunited with them. Just remember, the Lord is our best friend in getting through times like this! May God bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Phoenix, Arizona - U.S.A. • #15764

I just want to say you that you will never be alone.  We’ll never forget what happened. Dont lose your faith in God.

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany • #15765

Our continuing thoughts and prayers are will everyone that was affected by the events on April 16, 2007.  Always know you can lean upon the shoulders of the entire Hokie Nation for support. May God continue to bless the Hokies!

Brock & Stacey Tibbs

April 18, 2007, 1:57pm • West Palm Beach, Florida • #15766

My thoughts, prayers, and feelings go out to everyone who suffers from this terrible event.  I pray that the families and friends who have lost loved ones will be able to find peace.  I also pray that every person in the VT community will be able to recover somehow.  The world is watching you and we love you all.  You are all vey brave.

The Johnson Family

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope and fear;
But grateful take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
John G. Whittier

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Hawaii • #15767

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all affected by this terrible tragedy. 

If Tears Could Build A Stairway


Pauline Rosensteel,

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #15768

I have been following everything since this horrible story began. This senseless tragedy has touched everyone around the world. So many talented and smart people have taken before their time. My heart and prayers are with everyone involved.

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Corpus Christi, Tx • #15769

When I heard of the heroic actions of Ryan Clark and the professor who barricaded his class door while his students escaped through windows, I was reminded of the words of Jesus when He said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13.) What a comfort it must be to the families of these two brave individuals who put others before themselves in an attempt to save lives.
My prayers are for all the victims of this senseless tragedy.
Although I am a Clemson Tiger, today we are all Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • South Carolina • #15770

Dear Virgina Tech Family,

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not put it out.”

L. Hull

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • San Francisco CA • #15771

Our thoughts and prayers are with you here in New York. There is no point in trying to make sense of such a terrible, hate filled act. I heard a quote that I feel is appropriate. “If he brings you to it, he will bring you through it.” May God Bless You all who are coping with this tragedy.

Joe Grauso

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Ozone Park, NY • #15772

Only 2 1/2 hours down the Blue Ridge Mountains from you in Boone, N.C., our child attends APP STATE. You have had to endure what all parents fear. God Bless you VIRGINIA TECH for showing us how to handle this trajedy with your strength, maturity, and indomitable spirit. What a wonderful school and community you must have!

Mountaineer Alumnus

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Elk Park, N.C. • #15773

We are praying for all of the students,teachers,families and the law enforcment our thoughts and prayers are with you from NC

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Taylorsville,nc • #15774

It does not seem like enough to say how deeply sadened, and sorry we are for the loss that the Virginia Tech family experienced on April 16th 2007. We are praying for all of you. We send our condolences out to the families who lost loved ones, and we are also keeping in our thoughts the students and faculty who are recovering in the local hospitals. We will remember to keep them in our prayers, for they will live with the grief and horror of that day forever.

Bless the tears that we will cry,
It shouldn’t have been time to say good-bye.
Forever you’ll be by our side,
A light from heaven as a guide.

God Bless VT

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Deltona, FL • #15775

All of our hearts are aching for those of you personally touched by this tragedy.  Remember God can heal a broken heart, but first you must give him all the pieces.  Please know each and everyone of you are in our thoughts and prayers.  There is no answer to the question “Why?”, it is unfathomable the amount of talent and possibilities for the furture that were taken on Monday.  Please know we all care.  May you find a small amount of comfort in knowing you are wrapped in this country’s embrace.

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Houston, Texas • #15776

I work at a small college in Vermont, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.  I hope that the knowledge that many people across the world are thinking of you, combined with the condolences of family and friends, comforts you in this terrible time.

Meg Whittle

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Brattleboro, VT USA • #15777


April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • CHURCHVILLE VA • #15778

May God be with all of the victims and thier families!  It is to our dismay to watch such a tragedy unfold on television but the Lord is there with all those who lost their lives and gave of themselves for the safety of others!  We will continue to pray for everyone healing!  God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 1:58pm • Virginia • #15779

Our thoughts are with you all
God Bless…

The Hattam Family.

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom • #15780

As a mom of a college senior, and 2 other sons, I want to express my deepest and most sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the victims.  I pray that God, our Heavenly Father, will comfort all those who mourn, and will give strength and healing to the Virginia Tech community as well.  God Bless those whose lives were ended in this senseless tragedy!  May they rest in peace.

Mrs. Cheryl Bonifant

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Silver Spring, Maryland • #15781

I live in Alaska, and we want you to know that our prayers and hopes are with you. You have endured more than most of us will in a life time, and I hope your sorrow and strength can help this country become a better place.

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Alaska, United States • #15782

Our prayers and our love are with you!!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Mexico, City • #15783

My thoughts, concerns & prayers go out to the campus, friends & families of the victims of this tragic day.  Being a native Virginian, I know VT spirit and I know VT will rally together and become an even stronger close knit community despite of this tragic event.  Please know the entire country mourns with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Lincolnton, NC • #15784

Today is the day for mourning and remembering. The Creator who names the stars also knows the names of the souls we mourn today. I believe that all of our human beings will stand together fighting against the evil.

Xi Chen from China

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • China • #15785

All my thoughts goes to the families & students at Virginia Tech.
God bless you all

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Denmark. Europe • #15786

I am so sorry for all the people who lost their loved ones in such a terrible way.Also,I still don´t understand why people can get guns so easily in the country; guns shouldn´t be legal for anyone.
Paulina Michel

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Mexico • #15787

Several years ago, we adopted a soldier in Iraq - he was a HOKIE - and he conveyed his Hokie Pride to us.  As we have continued our friendship through the years, we have gotten to know his Hokie brothers and sisters.  They have always embraced us with the warmth and affection they have for one another.

Because we have the honor of knowing these Hokie’s, we are confident that your community will unite to help one another in this most difficult time, and from it you will rise.

Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you now and will be with you for sometime.

The Heeren’s

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Bend, Oregon • #15788

In the midst of it all..God will see you through. Stay strong he will comfort you.

The Thibou Family

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Tallahassee, Florida • #15789

vpi was “home”...and in part remains home to all of us alumni who have carried it dearly with us.

the distance in no way mutes the pain...we’re all brothers and sisters, and among millions, i’m sending all of my love and prayers.

let love bring us together.
let this make us stronger.
-steff chanat

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • albuquerque, NM • #15790

From Canada with love.

Our prayers are with you. I have a candle burning in memory of the people who have lost thier lives. I am deeply saddend and shocked and the world is sharing in your sorrow. I wish words could ease your pain.


April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Courtenay, BC Canada • #15791

I feel profound sorrow for this matter
there is something that we should learn from this event,something that can prevent such things from happening again

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • chongqing,china • #15792

The words of your terrible tragedy have reached all the way to Vancouver, BC.  No words can describe the shock and sadness I feel from this event.  I want to send my support to all of you and my prayers for those fighting for their lives and for the ones that are no longer with us.

Alon Weinberger, engineering student at UBC

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Vancouver, BC Canada • #15793

I would like to add my voice to the thousands and thousands who mourn with you today.Each of us in some way, relates to the fear, horror and shock you are experiencing. We all have loved ones and friends whom we want to protect and keep safe when they are not near to us. I pray with the rest of the world, that you will find comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone.This website just goes to show that love is always a more powerful emotion than hate, and that we are all united in that love.
Mary, Glenn, Maggie and Carin Fraser

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Clifford, Ontario, Canada • #15794

We are the proud parents of one VA Tech alumni and a son who is currently a sophmore at VA Tech.  Our thoughts and prayers go out for each and every one one of you at this extremely difficult time.  We love you all.
The Doughty Family

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • Burke, Virginia, USA • #15795

Here in CHICAGO we are praying for all of you, do not give up, have faith and your college will come back stronger and better than ever!

please take care of yourselves and each other!

----margaret from chicago

April 18, 2007, 1:59pm • chicago, illinois • #15796