Condolences, April 18, 2007

My heart is overwhelmed with sadness at the unbelievable extent of this tragedy.  The devastation one person can inflict on so many is incomprehensible.  Students, faculty members,families, and all who have been touched know that we as Americans stand by your side in grief. We share your in your devastation.  We will never forget.  May God be with us.

My family and all in California are by your side.


April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Bakersfield, CA • #18448

Jamie Bishop was a friend and former co-worker at UNC. He was gracious and generous with his time and help. He was multi-talented in a way which is best described as a true Renaissance man. I’ve missed him since the day he left Chapel Hill for Blacksburg. His wife Stephanie and the VT family are in my thoughts and prayers.

-Chris Calloway

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Carrboro, NC • #18449

If I knew the words to take away the pain I would say them, but know that you are in the hearts and minds of people around the world.  And dountless prayers are continously being offered on your behalf.  In your darkest hour know that you are not alone, that you are surrounded by loving hugs to give you strenth.  Those lost on April 16, 2007, will not be forgotten.

a resident of Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Dallas, TX • #18450

We are praying for you all.

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Kitchener, Ontario, Canada • #18451

As a native Virginian working in education I am horrified and deeply saddened that such an even should take place in a school of all places.

My heart goes out to the friends, family, and loved ones of the victims to didn’t deserve to be taken from this life in such a senseless tragedy.


April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Newport News, VA • #18452

To all of the families and friends of the victims of the April 16 tragedy, Our deepest sympathy for your loss and the sadness in your hearts.  We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, and will honor the memories of your loved ones.

The Klinefelters

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Barre, Vermont • #18453

All of us in Massachusetts are heartbroken over this senseless act!  Our prayers are with all of the families of the victims and all the students and faculty of the VA School!  Please keep the faith…
May all the students rise above this tragedy and go on to achieve their life goals in memory of all who lost their lives. 

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Grafton, Massachusetts • #18454

I cannot begin to undertand why this tragedy occurred. Please know that many people in other parts of the world are praying for you.
Roy Erzinger

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Adelaide, Australia • #18455

God bless you. Go on working hard for a better world.
Carlos Delasio (Montevideo - Uruguay)

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Montevideo, Uruguay • #18456

To all VT students, faculty, families and friends: Keep holding hands and praying for one another. We will all come through this, to a brighter day for our great University and for all the Hokie nation.
Robert Moore
Class of 1960

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Leland, NC 28451 • #18457

My condolences go out to the students, the familes, and friends of those who were lost and injuried. you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all, and be with you through this time of pain.

Andra Durace

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • binghamton, ny. usa • #18458

I just want to let everyone at VT know that u r all in my heart, thoughts, and prayers.  Alot of my family is from Virginia and I had a couple of cousins go to VT the shock of what has happened fills my eyes with tears every time I think of all the friends and familys that are affected.  Please know that I am thinking of all of u and may u turn to God for healing.

God Bless U All

Rhonda Webb and family

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Brogue, PA • #18459

I am a senior in high school and chose to attend Virginia Tech about a week before this incident.  I still plan to attend this fall.  After visiting the campus, I was hooked.  I can’t wait to begin classes in August and join the spirited community of Virginia Tech.  Surely no one will ever forget what happened on monday but let the world remember Virginia Tech in a positive way.  Show them how united you are and how many wonderful and caring students and professors there are on campus.  To all those that lost their lives, rest in peace, and to the families of those who lost their lives, the world is thinking about you and we are hurting with you.

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Louisa County, Virginia • #18460

I will continue to pray for the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech.  As a fellow educator and parent, my heart pours out to you and the families touched by this horrible act.  May God bring you comfort during this time of tragedy and confusion.

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Humble, Texas • #18461

My heart aches for those lost and effected by this tragedy.  It really makes me think what is happening to this world.  Everyone at VT is in my thoughts and prayers everyday.  When I lost my father at the age of thirteen one of my teachers came to the funeral and she said something to me that stuck with me forever.  She said this was the hardest thing I would ever go thru, but everyday it would get a little easier.  I hope they can all remember that and know that everyone in this country is thinking and praying for them.  God Bless you all.  Danielle G. 26

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Ft. Lauderdale, FL • #18462

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times.Our son, a Vt alum currently stationed in Ramadi, Iraq and alum. daugter-in-law currently in Sicily extend their heartfelt condolences to the whole Hokie Family.

April 18, 2007, 4:48pm • Greenwood, Indiana • #18463

To the entire student body at VA Tech,

My heart goes out to each of you who has lost a loved one. I am not a sudent there but I just wanted everyone to know that I have been watching CNN everyday for updates. While there is no way to overcome this tragedy, you are all in my prayers.
God Bless you all

Candace Horner

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Triangle, VA • #18464

As an ‘02 graduate of VT with a brother who is a current Hokie (class of ‘08), I am deeply saddened and horrified by this tragedy.  I can’t imagine what the families of the victims are being forced going through, as well as the students, faculty, and staff that were forced to witness this horrifying ordeal. 

My whole heart goes out to the family and friends who so senselessly and suddenly lost their loved ones.  May our healing begin together, with the worldwide support that has surfaced these past few days.

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Chicago, IL, USA • #18465

The Strength will come from the tears and the pain, all lot was taken from you Vtech, but you will raise up as the Sun and continue to shine with the help of those who’s lives were taken, together you raise, you raise, you raise. Thoughts and Prayers from a Caring person here in Miami Fla at Florida International University. Today we’re all HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Travis L. Stokes

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Miami, Florida, USA • #18466

Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every family at VA Tech. (((Hugs))))


Michael and Sandra B.

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Dittmer, Missouri • #18467

So many promising lives taken away before their time… Please carry on their legacy and the legacy of Virginia Tech, nay.. the legacy of humanity itself.. That We Might Serve.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • The Flaherty Family, Midlothian VAm • #18468

Sending you all lot’s of love right now.


April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • UK • #18469

My deepest condolences to all who have suffered at Virginia Tech. Please know that you are all in my prayers!

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Edison, NJ • #18470

Dear Virginia Tech,
God’s Peace to each of you and thank you for so patiently allowing so many of us not connected with your campus to express our shock and sorrow. As the father of a young woman who will herself leave for college in a few years, I am deeply shaken by this horrible act and can only pray that time will lessen the intense pain you now feel. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community--students, faculty, parents, and alumni alike.
In closing, I must share that several years ago, while designing research for my Ph.D. studies, I visited Virginia Tech’s website often to acquaint myself with the fine academic work for which VT is known.  Though not an alumni, perhaps this gives me some sense of solidarity with Virginia Tech.
May God bless you all,
Ray Barley

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #18471

My deepest condolences go to Virginia Tech and to all those that have been impacted on that tragic day. Today we all as one stand together as Hokies to pay tribute to those that we have all lost.

Nimesh Patel

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • New Orleans, Louisiana • #18472

I want to express my deepest symphaties for family of those lost or wounded in this tragedy,
I can immagine their anguish.
God bless you all.
A father.
Aurelio Novelli

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • MILANO ITALY • #18473

Viginia Tech family

I am deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

To those who lost thier lives, may they rest in peace.


April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Edmonton, AB Canada • #18474

I want pretend to know the pain that you are all feeling at this time, but know that we all in some way have gone throught it. Every cry you cry we are with you and every worry we are worrying with you. Yes you have lost friends and loved ones but as a nation we have lost as well. These were our leader for the furture or stenghts the we had not met yet and our bright tomorrows. Though the light has gone from their bodies they live on through us and are looking to us to make this not happen again.

My family is sadden by what happen and we as world are here for you. I have read the message each filled with love and carrying of only trying to make you all feel better in some way it is our way of helping. While we did not know these people truly we did know them lovingly. God has taught us to love one another and now days it seems hard to do but some day we will.

May God Bless you and keep you all safe and we are all here for you all you have to do it see.

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Fort Deposit, Alabama • #18475

Even though we didn’t know anyone from VT, Our Thoughts and Prayers goes to the entire campus and the victims families. Even though there will always be questions unanswered, just remember that God is only a blink away. He is always there and will never be gone. Again, our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

The Jones Family

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • West Haven, CT • #18476

To the faculty and students of Virginia Tech:
I can’t begin to express my feelings on the incident that occured on Monday the 16th.  I can only offer my prayers to the families and friends of the victims.  May God bless each and every one of you, and guide you through this. 


April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Star, ID • #18477

Your beautiful campus and welcoming community will once again enjoy the warmth of the sun’s rays and help heal your broken hearts as spring passes to summer.  Know that all of you are in our hearts and our prayers.

Tom and Cheryl Redmon

April 18, 2007, 4:49pm • Santa Rosa, California • #18478

On behalf of the entire University of Central Florida student body who held a candlelight vigil nearly 700 strong on our campus Tuesday night, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the families devastated by these tragic events. I have established the Virginia Tech Remembrance Fund based out of UCF and we will continue to collect donations from colleges state and nationwide. Expect to hear from us soon

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fl • #18479

Dear Parents, Siblings, Friends, Faculty and Staff,

I am so sorry.  You are in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Arlington, VA • #18480

My thoughts and sympathy to the staff,students and their families and friends. This is a very hard time for all of you and it will be for the next coming weeks and even months. I hope you all take care of yourselves and know there are places to go to help you cope with this horrible time in your lives. Always remember that no matter what feelings you are having at any given moment it is ok. Your lives will be like an emtional roller coaster and you may not understand the different things you are feeling but never be afraid to seek help to deal with questions you have. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you.

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Darlington, S.C • #18481

Words cannot adequatley express my condolences.
My brother was murdered and I know how it feels to be grieving for one taken away way too soon.
Cling to God and your faith as it will help to carry you through this tragedy.Rely on your friends and family and hold the good memories close.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers- Cheryl

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • New Smyrna Beach, Florida • #18482

May God bless you all and keep you strong in your time of grief.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The Rowe Family

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Brandon, Michigan • #18483

We are praying for you and your families.  Our hearts go out to all involved in this terrible tragedy, and we sincerely send our condolences to those who lost loved ones, friends, and family members.  May God spread his healing blanket of Grace, Love, and Peace on each of you as you deal with this difficult time.

The Akins Family

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Marysville, OH • #18484

Dear Hokie Nation

My family mourns with you.  We are not alumni, but are fans and we love the atmosphere of being on campus.  We are so sorry for the loss of such great minds and people.  We will never know what these individuals could have obtained had they have gotten the chance to go on.  There are not words that can make anything different or make anyone feel better, so all I can say is Let’s go....Hokies.

God Bless
The Pugh Family

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Wytheville, VA • #18485

To all the students,staff,and families of VT, my condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

May the Road Rise To Meet You.
May the Wind Be at Your Back.
May God Hold you in The Palm of his Hand.

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Cambridge , Ma. • #18486

Such a sad day...and I don’t even know anyone at Virginia Tech. My sincere regrets to those who lost family and friends...I can’t even begin to imagine what you must be going through.

Devala Janardan

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Washington, DC • #18487

My thoughts and prayers go out to you as you cope with this senseless crime and the loss of innocent lives. I pray your strength in the Lord.

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Rock Hill, SC • #18488

To all VT students and staff:

As a mother and Judge of Peace, I cried for all the students and the teacher that died on 16th. April.

May all whose lifes were taken that sad day, rest in peace, and I hope that their families can find in our good God strenght and hope to follow ahead.

God Bless you all!

VT Needs you.

Teresa Alsina

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Caracas, Venezuela • #18489

To all:

I wish to express my deepest regret in this situation at Virginia Tech.  It is a horrible situation that should have never occurred. I feel so bad for what has happened to you and how greatly this affects the nation.  Like some of the students that have died- I too hope to change the world someday in a positive way so situations like this will never happen again.  May the Virginia Tech, the city of Blacksbourg, the state of Virginia, the United States of America and the entire world become united and stronger because of this.



April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Milwaukee, WI- USA • #18490

to the Virginia Tech Community:

Please know that there are people all over the country praying for all of you.  Be strong and be there for each other.

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Greenville, SC • #18491

I would like to send my condolences to all the families affected by this week’s tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Akron, Ohio • #18492

My heart is broken and heavy for the lost of these beautiful young students that were so promising to our society.  May God be with all the students, faculty and families of children at VT. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and we as a nation grief with you for your loved ones.  My son goes to college and this is very close to my heart!
May God Bless you! and give you strength to deal with all the pain.

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Florence, Kentucky • #18493

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

Please accept our deepest condolences in your loss.  We had two children graduate from VT (1995 and 2000) and we grew to love everything there is to love about the school.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim and Ruth Franconeri

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Fairfax, Virginia • #18494

I’m a french student, and I live next to Paris. It is a huge tragedy, that we didn’t miss here in France. My sincere condolences and prayers to the families, peers, and students of Virginia Tech.

May their souls rest in peace.
God Bless America, and the World.


April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Paris, France • #18495

To all students,faculty, and the piers that have left us,
I am griving with you sharing hope and grace among all. I might be 12 years old but I understand what you are going throgh. At my school campus in 2006 there was a murder, of a highschooler. She was killed while classes were resuming.About 5 min fter the suspect left she was dead and police cought him. All of my prayers go out to all that have suffered from this surprising lose. Half of my life I lived in Norfolk,Virginia. My future plan is and will alwas be to go to Virginia Tech.Nothing will change that.All that has suffered pray with me. “ All dead or alive please lord help the ones that were blessed in all this confusion.And help all that did not see you let them see you. Amen” You will get through all of this. Just wait everything is in the lords hands.

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • #18496

Two Hokies from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado want you to know how close we hold all of you in our hearts and how proud we are of your response.  We pray for your continued strength, unity, and comfort.

Sharon and Mark Monroe
Class of 1982,Psych., Class of 1981 ME, 82 Masters

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Boulder, Colorado • #18497