Condolences, April 18, 2007

Though our hearts are breaking these students have gone straight to heaven.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Va • #16697

I feel very bad for all of this we just had a kid in our school commit suicide sunday and its just awful to know that people can do this. but all the families are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • lufkin, texas • #16698

"It will be the little things
that you will remember
the quiet moments, the smiles,
the laughter.
And although it may
seem hard right now,
it will be the memory
of these little things
that help to push away the pain
and bring the smiles back again.”

~Our prayers are with all those who lost family and friends in this horrific tradegy.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Pooja Patel, Wagner College-New York • #16699

I do not know any of you personally, but please know that my heart goes out to all of you at Virgina Tech. This kind of tragedy is what brings us together as a nation. I watch all of you brave young people, talking about the friends you lost and it brings tears to my eyes. It is so sad when one single person has so much sadness and hatred in his heart and mind, that he could carry out such an ordeal. My heart goes out to his family as well, as I can only imagine the heartache they are feeling now. Not only do they have to deal with the loss of their own child, but they are left to deal with the overwhelming guilt of what their son did and the lives he took. It is a sad state of affairs, no matter how you look at it. Thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you who have been touched by this senseless tragedy. God be with you and give you strenght to carry on and move forward with your lives.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Apache Junction, Az. • #16700

I pray that God’s joy will be your strength and that you will all find peace in your hearts. I did not go to Virginia Tech but right now we are ALL Hokies!

University of Florida ‘04

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Reno, NV • #16701

I am so very saddened by the tragic events of April 16. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families, friends, students, staff and everybody who was affected by this tragedy! Please know that all the students and professors who were taken from this earth, will live in your hearts, and through your loving prayers and memories.
Take your time to heal and find some sort of peace. Know that as a nation, we all our grieving with you.

With deepest sympathy,

Gayle R.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Chicago, Illinois/USA • #16703

The horror and tragedy is unimaginable but yet it has happened. May your souls heal with the love sent by everyone in the nation and the world.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Lake Park, FL • #16702

We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy. Please always know that you are in our hearts and prayers. You (Virginia Tech) are not alone in this, the whole world is saddened. Take care & God bless all of you. The Sarmiento family

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Virginia Beach , VA • #16704

America has been again hited hard..once more were bleeding and this injures will heal but will remain
but this has to makes us stronger and more United to confort those who had last a beloved one and share with them their pain, and pray to God for them to recieve his love and peace thrue this hard times.. WE ARE ALL TOGETHER IN BAD AND GOOD ONES

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • RICHMOND, VA • #16705

I am sincerely sorry for the events that have unfolded at VT this April 16th, 2007.  My family expresses their deepest condolences to the friends, family, students and faculty of VT.  Be brave and I promise you that GOD will keep you all safe.

Jerry, Megan and Sheila

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Roseville, CA • #16706

May we all recover from this, as individuals, as a nation and as a inter-connected world.

May we also find ways to solve the problems of gun control in our country.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Boulder Creek, CA • #16707

My deepest sympathies go out to all of the family, friends, and university members in this horrible time of loss.  I am a teacher and events like this weigh heavy on my heart.  Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless......May He carry you through to ease your pain and know that your loved ones are safe.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Hudson, WI • #16708

Please share with your family of students and staff memebers that we are deeply sadened by the regreful actions of one sad lost soul.  We have been truly moved and forever changed by the images that have been broadcast to the world. 

We are the employees of the Mississippi Department of Health, District IX Office in Gulfport, MS. We are praying for all of you.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • GULFPORT, MS • #16709

My Families thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was effected and hit by this horrific event -we are truely so sorry and will continue to pray for you all - you can over come this --with God all things are possible-- please lean not on your own understanding -god is with you all --God Bless

Gannon Family

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Springfield, Mo. • #16710

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. As a College student, Mother, Sister, Daughter. I know the heart ache you all must be going through. I have you all in my prayers. We are praying for you all. Know that here in California you are all in our thoughts. May the families and the victims of this awful act find peace.

Student at USC.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Los Angeles, California. • #16711

My husband and I were deeply shocked and sadened at the tragic,senseless, loss of young lives at your school. We have a son at the University of Virginia and a daughter at college in Minnesota.As parents of 2 college children, we can not inagine what the parents are going through.We have been praying for the everyone who lost a friend or loved one. We will also continue to pray for the students, that somehow they will be able to move forward. We just want to let you know we are thinking about all of you and will continue to keep all of the students, faculty and town in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:10pm • Neenh , Wisconsin 54956 • #16712

As a grandmother of 10 with 3 currently on college campus’s, I am agonizing with each family of the slain students and faculty.  I have witnessed the surviving students brave determination to carry on and only hope each of you can summon strength from them.  God love you.

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Sioux Falls, SD • #16713

Our family and Friends are praying for all of you and we are deeply touched by this terrible tragedy. May God continue to bless each of you with the strength to deal with the sadness. God loves you all and we do too.

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • P.G County- St.Mary's County, MD • #16714

On behalf of my family,friends & myself here in Johnson City, Tenn we want to say to each and every one that has lost a classmate,friend,child,mother,father,husband,wife or teacher you are in our prayers and thoughts. In a time such as this we all need someone. We dont know the pain you are feeling we can’t even imagine, but I know that in time you will heal you will never will forget. In Psalms 23 find comfort, Matthew 7 7-8 We pray much for you at all times.

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • johnson city,tenn • #16715

My thoughts and prayers are with all the families of current students, as well as those lost on April 16th, at Virginia Tech.  You are not alone in your pain and sorrow.

Stacy Collis

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Fredericksburg, VA • #16716

Me and Others like me out there in this country who had no relation with any of the victims, dont know why there was tears in our eyes when we read abt the news.

God Bless thier Soul , and give strenght to thier loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Sunnyvale, CA • #16717

I was utterly shocked to hear about what happened at Virginia Tech.  My heart was breaking for all of the Virginia Tech family. I can not even imagine what you are going through.  You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I wish I could do something to help.  I am a college Junior at Purdue University in Indiana and know that we are all thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers.  Stay strong VA Tech!

West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • West Lafayette, IN • #16718

May there be “31 NEW STARS” in the sky to represent the loved ones lost in this horrific episode.  I know deep in all our hearts that there “SPIRIT” will live on forever.
Francine Levey

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • New York, NY • #16719

I am a staff member at a small University in Iowa, Buena Vista University.  I would like to extend my greatest sympathy to all you at Virginia Tech, and those family members that lost their loved ones.  You have all been in my thoughts and prayers.

Buena Vista University

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Storm Lake, Iowa • #16720

It is sad,very sad.
I pray to God to bless my kids and to give streng to the families because is easy to said sorry,but you have to be close to the inocent victims to understand that there`s nothing that can give them calm,they just can find peace on God and I will pray for them.We also need to understand that we need to pray for the soul of Mr cho because He was very confused and was also a victim of His own emotions and sicotic problems,without getting the apropiated help on time and His parents.God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Puerto Rico • #16721

It was a rude shock to me and my Family when we tune our TELEVISION set to CNN station, to heard the breaking news of VT,it was our prayer at the night that may the LORD grant the departed souls an eternal rest.While I condole with the Rector,Lectrurers,Students and Fanily of affected souls of the VT, that may the almighty GOD grant them heart to bear the loss and may this type of tragedy never occur again in all over the world.Peace for VT and United States of America.OGUNDELE Olufemi Johnson from Nigeria.

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • FCT, ABUJA and NIGERIA • #16722


April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • CARMYAS...ELIZABETH,NJ • #16723

May god bless and hold the parents, sisters, brothers, aunt, uncles, grandparents, friends and the nation that these children and teachers belonged to and still belong to.

You are all in my prayers.

The Donnelly Family

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • FL-USA • #16724

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who lost a love one. Most days I bleed “blue and white” for Penn State, but today I’m a Hokie “orange and maroon”


April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Enola, PA • #16725

Dear friends and family,

I am so saddened by the loss of so many wonderful people just going about their business.  It is such a loss.  I am from India, and I noted the biography of Minal Panchal- and I was horrified to hear about her.  About 37 years ago I left Mumbai to come to the USA and my story reads just like Minal’s.  Although my Mom and Dad are passed on my heart just goes out to Minal’s mother.  I wish I could do something for these families.

May God bless each and every victim and their beloved ones and give them comfort. 

Shardul, Nathan and Aaron- Panchal

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Bellevue, WA, USA • #16726

I can honestly say with my whole heart that I’ve never been more proud to be a Hokie. 

God Bless

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Charlotte, NC • #16727

My condolences to the families that lost their loved ones.


April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • NY, NY • #16728

To All at Virginia

May god be with you all. My heart aches for you. I send my prayers and strength to help you get through this.

Love Cathy Tirado

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Brooklyn, New York • #16729

To all the families and friends of Virginia Tech students tragicaly taken we express our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Nichols Family

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Ahoskie, North Carolina • #16730

I cannot believe how someone can do this. I will pray for all the victims and hope that everyone recovers from this evil tragedy. God bless the victims and their families.

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Fresno. California • #16731

We would like to express our sorrows and extend our deepest sympathy to all students, faculty, and staff of VA Tech. We are a family of Virginia Tech alumni. As two sisters and two brothers, we have attended, graduated, lived, and been part of the VT/Blacksburg community for past 25 years. Even though we have come from far away and another side of the world, undoubtedly and with even more pride now than ever, we can say that there is no other place that we would rather have lived or live than here, our friendly community. There are no words that can ease the pain of loosing the loved ones to such a tragic event. Seven years ago, we heard the news of our Mother’s sudden and accidental death from thousands of miles away. Although, we will never forget such tragedies and we will always miss the physical presence of our loved ones, we can all hope that they feel no pains; they are all in peace, and in a safe place, and their memories forever remain with us.

The Mirlohi Family

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Blacksburg, VA • #16732

My deepest human caring to this stricken community. You are showing the world the grace and depth of humanity in us all! Janet Marlow and Family

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Litchfield, CT • #16733

My heart goes out to each and every family member that has been struck by this horrible outrageous event. The families that will never be the same, but yet have to try and go forward are the one’s who have suffered the worst heart aches. Your Children are still with you,in your hearts, but they have gone on to be with God now,performing an even greater job, than you or I could ever imagine, Keep them alive with your stories and wonderful memories.

Pam Scites

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Stafford, VA • #16734

I cannot stop looking at the faces of the victims and mourning the lost potential and wasted gifts all these people could have shared with the world. This is a huge lost for all of us. They were the best of society and I would have been honored to know any of them.

I pray that their families and friends can heal over time, and that they know how many people are thinking of them.

April 18, 2007, 3:11pm • Holly Springs, NC • #16735

My heart is broken from the tragedy at VT. I am praying for every person touched by this event. As a recent college graduate this event hits home in ways I would not have expected. Represent VT with pride and dignity and know the world supports you.

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • San Francisco, CA • #16736

At colleges everywhere,
there is unspoken
and Fellowship.
Sacred passions
no one can ever destroy.
Stay strong Hokies,
my thoughts and prayers
are in Virginia.

Amanda Allred

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • Knoville, TN • #16737

As a father of a daughter that wants to go into engineering I would hope and pray that she would be blessed to have a professor like Professor Librescu. For this “Hero” who had already been through so much in his life never took a second thought into putting himself in the line of fire so that his “children” could continue on with their lives. My thanks and prayers go out to his wife and family.

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • Austin, TX • #16738

when i first saw this on the news my heart sank
i cant even imagine what its like there actually having to see all he police and everything

my heart goes out to everyone at virginia tech and the familys of those who passed

your all in my prayers

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • Loganville,GA • #16739

My prayers are with all of you at this moment of sorrow.  Sometimes when events like these happens, we may do not understand why it happens, but remember that above all, God is with all of you at this tragic time.

Maridelia Bulloch

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • Summerville, South Carolina • #16740

I am an Englishman who teaches English part time in Argentina and I spent a week trying to contact a girl after a major nightclub fire here which killed 193 young people while scouring the ever-growing list of victims.  It is a terrible experience to have.  On that occasion I had a happy result.  She was alive and unhurt.
Having lost my wife suddenly and unexpectedly at a young age last years, I can understand your agony.
Don’t cut each other off when it hurts.  Cling together for every bit of support you can can.  Ignore those who, in a few months (or even years), will start saying “you should be getting over it now”.  They don’t understand.
Those of us who do are just praying for you, the families who have lost someone (including the family of the killer who have that additional terrible burden to bear), those who are injured or have to care for and support someone injured, and those who survived unhurt except for the mental anguish and the natural false guilt that survivors often feel.
You are in my prayers.  God bless you all

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • Argentina • #16741

Our daughter is a senior at VT, and by God’s good grace, is safe and well.  Our hearts just ache for the families and friends of those who were killed and we continue to pray for those who were injured.  This horrible day will remain forever in the VT community’s memory, but we are so thankful for the uniting bond that all the Hokies share, the incredible support that so many people have shown Blacksburg and the continuing prayers that are being raised on behalf of Virginia Tech.  Our hearts are with all of you.  Jean Lewis

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • Long Grove IL • #16742

Words can not describe the sorrow and pain we feel for the Virgina Tech family. I hope that God will continue to have his hold on you and your families thru out this ordeal! In support my office of 25 will be wearing Orange and Maroon on Friday to show our support. I may be a Tarheel fan but today I say with pride.....Go Hokies!!!

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • Elizabethtown, NC • #16743

My family and I want to express our deepest condolences to all the families who lost their loved ones on this tragic day of violence. Our prayers and thoughts are with each and every one of you as you progress forward after this terrible event. May all the victims Rest In Peace.  God Bless all of you. In our hearts, thoughts and prayers you all will remain forever.

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • Lexington Park, Maryland • #16744

I would like to send my thought and prayers to the family and friends of the loved ones who lost someone in that shooting we are thinking of you always

April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • Florida • #16745


April 18, 2007, 3:12pm • RHODE ISLAND • #16746