Condolences, April 18, 2007

Love and Prayers.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Orlando, FL • #16347

I hadn’t got this sadness news until I saw the pic of Burruss Hall as the Photo of the day on Webshots site. I was shocked. There’s nothing much to say than the share of feeling sorry and the pray for the victims and their families. I’m sorry.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Ho Chi Minh city , Vietnam • #16348

As an alumni, my heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of those touched by this tragic event. 

During this most terrible of moments, I am also touched by the stregnth and compassion shown by my extended Virginia Tech family.  May God Bless every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Easton, Maryland • #16349

Today Wednesday April 18 at Christ Church Parish (Anglican/Episcopal) Mexico City will be held a Memorial Service for the victims at Virginia Tech.

Our Prayers for all the victims, their families and all people at Virginia Tech.

Rev’d Vincen C. Schwahn

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Mexico City, Mexico • #16350

My deepest condolences to everyone effected by this tradgedy. My family extends our prayers to the victims and their families.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Madison, WI • #16351

With empathy:

Your child is not my child.
But, I have children. I have and will send them to college, to the grocery, on an airplane, to work.
In this, your world and mine are the same.
For this, I can glimpse your sorrow and your loss.

I marvel as I learn of the goals and lives your children led. They were and are remarkable.

N. B.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • Houston, Tx • #16352

To you all at Virginia Tech,our heart felt sympathy is with you all at this time of need,may the lord help to ease your sorrow and guide you to peace and understanding ,within yourselves...peter and boys.

April 18, 2007, 2:51pm • northamptonshire england. • #16353

We wish to extend our prayers to the families of both the students at VT and the families of the professors.  I wish I could even begin to communicate the outpouring of love and compassion that was so evident in the words expressed by our Middle School and High School students last night during our worship time.  We will continue praying for healing for the students, families, and professors.  May God be with you in a mighty way.
Pastor Robert Thomas
Legacy Community Church

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Clermont, Florida • #16354


April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • GLENDALE,AZ • #16355

To the parents and friends of all the students at Virginia Tech, I send my love and prayers for your recovery.  The sadness to me is overwhelming.  The tragedy of it all is shocking. This has affected me deeply.

Susan from Petaluma, CA

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Petaluma, CA • #16356

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and all those touched by this aweful tragedy that happened at Va Tech.  As a Hokie myself, I can’t believe that something this horrific could happen at my second home.  But I know that together, we can make it through this tragedy and come out on the other side.  Hokies Forever!

Jess ‘02

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Pr. Frederick, MD • #16357

We are a team of staff working in a school with children with Autism in Folkestone kent England and are still in shock over the hideous murders at Virginia Tech.  Hardly a moment passes where someone somewhere around our small school does not remark on the atrocious and complete waste of innocent lives.

We cannot for one minute try to understand what the survivors must be going through because it’s all to awful to try and get a grip on.

But we send our heartfelt and heartbroken condolences.

We also worry for the parents of the murderer, how must they feel knowing that their son who they must have loved soo much was capable of such an act.

It’s all so tragic.

with love x j

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • England • #16358

Deepest condolences to each and everyone of you that were effected by this tragic event.I cant even think of what you are going through at this dark time, just know My Heart is breaking just like yours and my prayers are with all of you.
Thinking of you all
Heather,Derek and Faith

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • West Mifflin, Pa • #16359

Others have expressed what I think and feel and have probably expressed it more eloquently than can I.  Take from my entry that one more person stands with you, supporting you, offering what strength I can.

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #16360

As a mother, I can feel the pain of those who have lost loved ones.  Please know that the nation and the world stand with you in this time of grief. As time goes by, may you always cherish the memories of those who left the world too soon.


April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Northridge, CA • #16361

Our sincerest sympathies are with all of the Virginia Tech students and their families.  God Bless All of You.

The Abbott Family

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Richmond, VA • #16362

I am praying for all you students and faculty.
May God restore you to new levels of faith… never lose faith in Jesus, and God....
We can forgive because it was one of your own students.  The best lesson from this tragedy is that we should include other students in our daily life as much as possible.  Caring for one another like you do right now. 
God be always with you on your life’s journey.

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Newton, NJ, USA • #16363

I will keep you all in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Pine River, Wisconsin • #16364

My thoughts and prayers go out to those and their families who lost their lives at Virginia Tech.  Such a disaster like this makes one realize just how much we as americans are more like family. We are there to provide a helping hand during the time of need.  No matter what college we attend, branch of military we are in, we are all the same.  We must keep on, and look forward.  Once again I would like to express my condolenses to all of those at Virginia Tech.  May god bless each and everyone of you during this time of pain.

Porfirio Arguellez III
Chemistry/Environmental Science Major
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Corpus Christi, Texas • #16365

We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers for each of them who have lost a near or dear one. We pray that the good Lord give the families and friends of the victims and all the students of Virginia Tech the courage to help them to bear this huge loss. Remembering each one of the deceased in our prayers.

May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

Jose Joy Thoppan and Family

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Neyveli, TamilNadu, India • #16366

I just cannot imagine the horror the students witnessed on Monday when their campus was being invaded by gunfire.  I am very saddened by this event and will pray for everyone from Virginia Tech.


April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Kentucky • #16367

We share your sorrow.  Several months ago, our community was devastated when a madman broke into an Amish schoolhouse and killed innocent children.  You think it can’t get worst than that, and then this happens.  The people who lost their lives at Virginia Tech were the best of the best.  Our world cannot afford to lose such people.  Our prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Oxford, Pa. • #16368

To all that have been affected by this terrible tragedy:

Hold on to your thoughts and memories
Open up and speak about them often
Keep thier memories alive
In times of doubt remember those that were taken
Embrace one another

May God Bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 2:52pm • Ontario Canada • #16369

From this Hoo fan, my thouhts prayers go out to the entire Virginia Tech Family. May the good Lord watch over and care for each of you.

J. R. Reedy

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Harrisonburg, Virginia • #16370

Hi my name is summer and I attend LNHS as a sophmore.I am very sorry for all the lost that have taken place all of the people didn’t think when they woke up that they would have to live like it was their last day and that is horrible. I cant believe someone could be so cold hearted and do that this tells you what is the world coming to so keep your freinds and family close and your enemies even closer… Dont judge anyone and always try to brighten up others day no matter what.. Hopefully this outrageous tradgery will be a eye opener....
Love and Hope

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Mooresville, NC • #16371

So very sorry to hear about this terrible tragedy. May those who have died rest in peace and may those who have lost loved ones find comfort in God’s presence.


April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Newcastle upon Tyne, England • #16372

Like the rest of the world, I’m deeply saddened and shocked of the shootings at VT.  It’s sickening to think that evil like that exists in this world....and even more sickening that our children and loved ones are reminded that such hatred and evil exists thru cowardly and heinous acts.  32 men and women lost their lives way before their time...from the stories posted by the media, these brave men and women left an impression on everyone they came into contact with.  I grieve for the families and the students and faculty at VT.  In times like these, I’m always reminded of the saying from John 13:7 - “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” I pray that the families can find solace in these words, that they can find strength and persevere to rise above this tragedy, and that god blesses the VT community and families that lost loved ones...god bless you one and all.

Heather Pobst

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • St. Louis, MO • #16373

Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts are with the Virginia Tech Hokies. We support you and are grieving with you.

Today, we are not the Fighting Owls, but the Hokies.

Florida Atlantic University

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Boca Raton, FL • #16374

Our hearts and prayers go to all the families, friends and students of the victims. How sad we all are in this tragedy. May Jehovah God be with you all and give you all the strength you need to endure.

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Bronx, New York • #16375

to the students and faculty at Virginia Tech thougths and prayers are with you.I know what it is like to lose someone you love at a young age because it happened in my family my brother died on November 18,1994 at the age of 27.It is something you never get over but you learn to live with it.I hope you can find peace in your heart someday.

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Canton,Ma • #16376

My deepest sympathies to the families & parents of the students who suffered and hurt in this tragic event.
I appreciate the University Administration, police department and other concerned who are handling this critical situation very well.
Its time for us to join together and to become strong. I hope Virginia Tech will soon come over tragedy and will maintain its glory among top US universities.
God bless you all !!!

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Gautam, UF-Gainesville. • #16377

Such a tragic event! Such a travisty that this country has seen. Innocent young men a women whom lost their lives at the hand of a mad man who had no reguard for life, not even his own. The people who lost their lives will always be remembered and this event will never be forgotten. My prayers go out to all who lost loved ones. I’m so sorry for you loss.

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Huntsville, AL • #16378

May my love, prayers and support be with the families and friends of the victims. May they rest in peace and their spirits be kept alive by the love we have for them. May God Bless you all
Peace & Love,
Christine Sauer

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Fort Myers, FL • #16379

I’m so sorry for yalls loss! I’ve been praying for everyone so someday yall can have some peace. I’ll continue to pray for everyone and all family members that have lost a loved one. Stay strong and you’ll one day be able to get some sense into all of this.

Stay brave and strong.
Go Hokies!
Love and prayers,

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Orlando, Florida USA 21 • #16380

I was shocked when I heard from a friend at track practice what had happened. I had hoped that senseless acts like this would just stop, but clearly that isn’t the case. My heart goes out to those hurt by this incident, including families and friends of the victims.

I live less than an hour from Heath High School in Paducah, where a young gunman opened fire on a prayer group in 1997. I have been touched by such acts and truly feel for those affected by this.

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Murray, KY • #16381

I am so sorry for you loss and my deepest prayers are with the families and victims of this horrible tragedy.  God Bless you All!!!

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Palisades Park, New Jersey • #16382

Just praying and thinking about all the whole country and specifically the family and friends of all the victims.  You will always be remembered!

Love Eric Hensel

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Thornbury, Ontario, Canada • #16383

I am a University of Virginia graduate, so in the past I’ll admit I’ve spent more time making fun of Tech than supporting it. But the way the students, police, and university responded to this situation deserves respect and all the support you can find. I am so sorry for your horrible loss and hope that the families and everyone in Blacksburg find a way to recover.

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Oregon • #16384

My family is praying for each and every student and faculty member, as well as their families. God bless you all!!

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Brockton, MA • #16385

The victims, their families and the Hokie family are in our thoughts and prayers at this tragic time.  May you find the comfort you need as you heal. The Warmkessel family.

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • San Diego, CA • #16386

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and injured. We are all struggling because of this trajedy, but know that God is there to turn to in these times. God Bless you all!!!

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Lee's Summit, Mo • #16387

My condolensces go out to the victims of the shooting. May God bless all the students and families of the victims at Virginia Tech. I
don’t know anyone there but I do feel horrible about this terrible incident. God bless everyone and take care.

The families of the victims are in my thoughts and prayers.


April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Chicago, IL USA • #16388

My Family and I are praying for each and everyone. Our heart is grieved for your losses.
God Bless you and Keep you close.

Love and Prayers
Darwin, Robin, Kory and Garret

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Lebanon, Mo. • #16389

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of this horrible tragedy. May God comfort you in your time of need and sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Vinton, VA • #16390

Your school, the victims, their families and friends all remain in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you all comfort, strength and peace during this very difficult time.

The Richardson’s

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Anderson, SC • #16391

to the vt family so sorry to hear about this god bless you all from lee vaughan

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • telford uk tf7 5pb • #16392

I would like to express my deep concern for the students at Virginia Tech.  As tragic as the events of April 16th were, I can only hope and pray that this will help to bond the campus in a way like no other.
It is too often that life is taken for granted, in so many ways, that we don’t see how quickly it can be taken from us.  As much as this has rattled a nation, I hope that it reiterates the fact that life should never be taken for granted.
I would also like to let you know that the campus of IUPUI will be holding a vigil for you, in the hopes to also unite in prayer for Virginia Tech.
We hope that someday, things might return to somewhat normal, but like Columbine, no one will ever forget nor be forgotten.
Take care of one antoher.

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Indianapolis, IN 46221 • #16393

I am Horrified a human being can be responsible for such Devastation
I am Disgusted with the Senseless loss of so much potential
I am Sorrowful that the lives of so many have been affected
I am Afraid of the upward spiraling violence in our culture
I am Mourning for the victims, their families, and friends
I am Embarrassed for the politicians who are using this event as an opportunity
I am Incensed with people who are pointing fingers at each other in blame; we can only point at one man
I am Impressed that the Virginia Tech community united to find the Love, Support, and Compassion it will need to get through this tragedy
I am Thankful that Virginia Tech has strong leadership to carry it through these Incomprehensible events
I am Appreciative for the support shown by so many people from all over America and throughout the world
I am Hopeful that the students, faculty and staff will move through this and continue to Enjoy, Invent, Learn, Sing, Teach and Impact the world
I am Learning to enjoy every moment
I am Proud to call myself a Hokie

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Zurich, Switzerland & Blacksburg, VA • #16394

Dear staff and students of Virginia Tech. I am deeply shocked, and saddened, by the events of April 16th. It is obvious that many people around the world, also share in your grief,and are there beside you in your darkest hour. God bless VT!


April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Kamloops, B.C., Canada • #16395

Stay strong Hokies! You are a loving, caring, community of individuals who will be there for each other. Never give up the drive to better youself and to make this a learning experience in which you can make the world a better place. Make the future understand! Make them hear your voice! Prayers for you all!

April 18, 2007, 2:53pm • Harrisonburg, Virginia (teacher) • #16396