Condolences, April 18, 2007

Our deepest and most sincere condolences go to all affected by this senseless tragedy. As college graduates, we understand the special union that exists between students, familiy, faculty and administrators in a university setting. This unique bond cannot be broken by one individual. It is our hope and expectation that in the days to come your hope be restored, your conviction be renewed, and your dreams be realized as you pass through this period and beyond. 

Terry and Marisa Smith
San Diego State University
Class of 1998

April 18, 2007, 2:53am • San Diego, CA • #5934

Sconvolti dall’accaduto preghiamo per tutti Voi. Abbiamo seguito con grande dolore e partecipazione emotiva, tramite i media, il grave lutto che Vi ha colpiti.
Il nostro pensiero è per gli studenti caduti e per le loro famiglie.
Dall’Italia Vi giungano sentite condoglianze.


April 18, 2007, 2:53am • Marsala, ITALIA • #5935

I truly think it is so sad what happen that day and to think that no one knew what was going on but the great one up above he had all ready made a place for all of them up in heaven. All of those victims and they are in his loving arms forever more now where no one can hurt them again.....

April 18, 2007, 2:54am • Jacksonville florida • #5936

to everyone who was deeply affected by this horrendous tragedy,

my deepest condolances to all and to the students. I know that, as a student at an American university, most students never really consider school shootings in college. This horrible event has made students all over the world be more cautious and aware of our surroundings. It is such a shame that this is what had to happen to make other universities realize that noone is ever truly safe. My prayers are with you all. SFA in Texas is sending its deepest wishes for an ultimatly brighter future for all of you.

April 18, 2007, 2:54am • switzerland • #5937

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone, who was involved in this horrible act of violence. Nobody will ever unterstand what was going on in the mind of the person who brought all this pain above so many familys.
Even here in Germany we are with you in our minds and hope you’ll have the strength to get trough all of this.

Simone Hofmann

April 18, 2007, 2:54am • Fuerth, Bayern - Germany • #5938

There are no words that resolve pain, in an individual or a community. No matter how one affects another. No tragedy is full of more sorrow than another. There’s is no measuring cup that can accurately measure distraught. We’ve no need for a constant update on who’s responses were inadequate. We’ve only the need to hold the wounded and mourn those who are gone, for they are the only ones who have truly seen the horror which has set itself upon us.

With Love,

April 18, 2007, 2:54am • Charlottesville, Va • #5939

I can’t comprehend the imeasurable feelings of loss and saddness that you are feeling at this moment, and the tears that I have shed may be few, compared to the many you have shed. A nation and world now sheds a ocean of tears for the loss of your loved ones.  While we may all be from different backgrounds and beliefs, today we stand together as Hokies. 

Joseph Wood

April 18, 2007, 2:55am • Lincoln, Nebraska • #5940

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Valentin

April 18, 2007, 2:55am • Bucharest, Romania • #5941

Hokies, we are all a family, and always will be. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:55am • Zack Nassir, Class of '04 • #5942

My deepest condolences to all the families who have lost a loved one in this senseless tragedy

Gail Danks

April 18, 2007, 2:55am • uk • #5943

To all the families, friends and loved ones of those who were senselessly and inhumanely slain yesterday, and also to the survivors and the entire Virginia Tech community, please know that we are with you. All of humanity, worldwide, is with you. For this act was not one borne by humanity but rather by selfishness and cruelty, which I truly believe are not inate human qualities.
Although we may never gain any knowledge as to why this tragedy had to occur, I hope you will all eventually not only heal yourselves, but reach out and help to heal each other. Perhaps, in time, we may all find peace.

Kate H.

April 18, 2007, 2:55am • St. Pete Beach, FL • #5944

Dear fellow Hokies,
ALthough this tragedy can only seem to bring grief and relentless anger towards those who attack our freedoms and seemingly ruin our peaceful town, it’s me that cannot help but thank God that this can only bring us closer together and show this country that we can fight through anything, I’ve a believer that God is the only way to heaven and by his saving grace we’re redeemed. It was a senseless act that brought people with no affiliation at all in harms way, God has a reason for these things, we can’t question why, just turn to God and ask for forgiveness… I pray those people are on their way to Heaven right now, HOKIE HOKIE HOKIE HIGH!!

April 18, 2007, 2:55am • Charleston, SC, USA • #5945

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families, faculty, advisors, and students at Virginia Tech. This was a terrible tragedy and I never thought that it would effect me this bad. God Bless you all and take care of yourselves.

To all of the victims taken, may you rest in peace. You will all be greatly missed.

April 18, 2007, 2:55am • Fredericksburg, VA • #5946

I have read throught just the first few pages of these condonlences and I cannot think of any words that have not yet been spoken. The sympathies to families, students and staff come from all over the world, what saddens me is it takes a tragedy like this or any of the other recent ones in our memories to bring forth not only a nation but a world to stand together. Hopefully one day we will all learn to be kind and to express every day our thoughtfulnes, caring, and compassion for mankind in life and not only at times of sorrow. How many more loses will it take for us to wake up and stand together before another tragedy???? As our sympathies and prayers have gone out to those who have lost before our sypmathies and prayers go out those who have lost again. May God be with you.

April 18, 2007, 2:55am • Victoria BC Canada • #5947

We just held a candle light vigil in our student union for the VT students.  We had speakers of all different faiths speak and students as well.  You should know that we, The University of Nevada, Reno, and every other University worldwide is with you.  We stand with you hand in hand.  We, like you, do not know what to make of this act.  We can only imagine it happening to us.  In a way, it has.  Be strong and know that we, and the hole world, are behind you.

Evan Gurnee
NEVADA Wolf Pack

April 18, 2007, 2:55am • Reno, NV • #5948

I am French. I don’t speak english very well but I want to tell you that I’m very sad. I think of you and victims of this tragic event. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


April 18, 2007, 2:55am • Amiens, FRANCE • #5949

We here in Russia are abysmally shocked of this terrible tradegy… Can’t imagine the scale of pain and helplessness… Let the God be with you…


April 18, 2007, 2:56am • Moscow, Russia • #5950

It is a sad time and my heart and condololences go out to everyone at Virginia Teck, the victims and their families. I hope all the wounded recover from their injuries and may all the victims rest in peace.

Nathan Smith

April 18, 2007, 2:56am • Australia • #5951

I live on the west coast.  I am a college graduate as are my two children.  I am heart-broken over this tragedy. Cling to each other and help each other through this horrible ordeal.  Your best friends are made during your college years and with your love and support of each other, healing will come.
Please hug each other for me!

April 18, 2007, 2:56am • San Clemente, CA • #5952

On Monday as I sat by my television, less than an hour from from Blacksburg I could not believe what was unfolding before me. Like everyone else in southwest Virginia I thought this part of Virginia was far from the violence that we see on television.  All the experts that seem to be on the TV now seem to forget one thing Hindsight is 20/20.  The administrators of Virginia Tech are as much a part of the family at Virginia Tech as the students and they didn’t want this to happen and I wish the media would quit implying that they are at fault and instead help with the healing. 
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech we are all Hokies in Virgina no matter where we graduated.  Many of my family went to Virginia Tech or Radford.  My mom and those of her generation went to Radford when it was part of Tech so she has always considered herself a Hokie and now I consider myself one too, not just a Highlander. 
I hope that the healing process can start soon and the media will soon find a new stories to report such as the stories of lives that were saved by hero Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 2:56am • Salem, Virginia • #5953

So many of us over here are grieving along with you. Our tears are your tears.  Our kids are your kids.  I wish that you all be strong, hold each other...and thank the Lord for the gift of your children, and know they will watch over you from heaven.

Karen Kudlo-Treasure Island Thrift

April 18, 2007, 2:56am • Milolii, Big Island of Hawaii, USA • #5954

Virginia Tech Family,

Today, we are all Hokies!

Today, we are all family!

Today, we have united as one to morn the terrible events and loss of life.

Today, we pray to God for peace, comfort and guidance.

Today, we are all Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 2:56am • Stephens Family, Fresno, California • #5955

Coming all the way from Canada I want everyone at Virginia Tech to know that the feelings of sorrow from tragedy is not only contained at Virginia Tech Campus. Everyone in Toronto sends their condolences and will continue to keep all of the Virginia Tech community in our prayers..

I am from Leesburg Virginia, but I have chosen to go to school in Canada, so although I am far away this tragedy strikes my heart directly.

I will pray for everyone daily…

Kimi Holloway

April 18, 2007, 2:56am • Toronto, Canada • #5956

I’m from Turkiye and when i saw this tragic event from CNN,i was shocked and so upset.The Turkish people heart and prayers are with you and sharing sincere condolences.


April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Ankara / TURKIYE • #5957

To the families and friends of the victims and the entire Virginia Tech community, I extend my sincerest condolences. Students like myself all around the country are holding you up in prayer. May God Bless and Keep you as you mourn your losses.

Shaquita Murphy

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Stanford, CA • #5958

I am really really sorry for this evil and unbelievable accident. As a korean, I’d like to express my deep sadness to those families and the lost. I even feel guilty and responsibility even though I live in Korea. Most of Koreans are in shock and feel responsible on this terrible accident. But we do not know exactly what to do and how to do… It is very hard time for American and Korean, too. I’ll continue to pray for God’s mercy and peace on the families and those who are heartbroken, shocked and injured. I am So Sorry.

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Puchun, South Korea • #5959

My heart truly aches and I am truly saddened by this terrible and senseless tragedy.  My condolences to all those who lost a loved one and those who witnessed this horrifying event and who will bare these scars forever.  May you find peace and comfort in your friends, family and in the knowledge that a stranger in another country is thinking of all of you.

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Edmonton, Alberta Canada • #5960

pray for the repose of the deceased

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • SUWON / KOREA • #5961

As a Mother,a Mother of a Virginia Tech alumna and an Alumna Sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma my thoughts are with you all and pray you find comfort in knowing that so many truly care. The memories of friends and family will be the precious treasures to hold in your hearts. Please use all the resouces available to bring you strength and healing.  God Bless You All.  Teri Davies

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Coronado,California • #5962

It is truly a tragedy to see so many people vanish in a blink of an eye.  It makes each and every one of us open our eyes and realize how precious ife really is, and how often we take it for granted.  I can’t imagine the sorrow and pain that the victims families, friends, and loved ones must feel.  I offer my condolences to each and every one of you.  May the victims of this tragic event rest in minds, our hearts, our souls, but most importantly, may they rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Carlsbad, California • #5963

Teck Friends Our deepest condolences from canada the affects are being felt up here as well. it never hit me until the moment of silence at game three of the calgary flames and detroit red wings our prayers are with you and always remember YOU ARE VIRGINIA TECH

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Calgary Alberta Canada • #5964

You are all in our thougths and prayers. You have also shown the country what great support you have from your community by coming together comforting each other in a peaceful way.

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Chula Vista, California. • #5965

Our family sends to you our most heartfelt condolences.  No human should have to endure such a tragedy.  May you be showered with the strength you need at this difficult time.

The Burul Family

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Dublin, CA • #5966

There really are no words. My heart aches just thinking about what happened. It has felt heavy ever since I heard the news. I can’t imagine how those who lost loved ones feel. I hope that in some time they find peace, I hope their loved ones have found peace. Be strong and be kind. It is so clear how short life can be, hopefully something positive can result from this… I sincerely hope that these 32 innocents did not die in vain. The entire Hokie family is in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • Miami, FL • #5967

SDSU sends our thoughts, our prayers, and our deepest condolences. May your hearts be full of strength and hope. Every student who stepped foot on their campus today did so with a very heavy heart, and a very bothered mind. We took you all into all of our classes, through all of our commons, wondering the same tragic thing-Why you? May tomorrow bring you brighter days!

-SDSU Aztec, and fellow college student!

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • San Diego, Ca. • #5968

Hi my name is Brandon, i live in California, and i am a senior at San Dimas High School.<>
I’m deeply sorry for all the loses of friends and family members, when i turned on the TV when i got home, i could not believe what had happened..NOT AT ALL! When they said this “Cho Seung-Hui” guy was killing/hurting people and going crazy, my eyes and ears wide open, to see and hear what was going on, because i just could not believe someone would take their anger out on innocent people. What did these students/professors ever do to you? What did you get from killing other people and then killing yourself? NOTHING-ZERO! If he wanted to take his anger out, he should have left, ran away, something other than this. Instead he ran to the nearest gun store, bought 2 guns,a .22 semi-automatic and a 9mm pistol, with enough magazines to take out a lot of people and goes on a rampage.<>
i am praying for all of you out there, god bless you and you and you....!

April 18, 2007, 2:57am • California, US • #5969

Dear Families and Friends
My heart is broken over your tragedy and incredible loss.  I light candles for you as I ask God to bless you and take care of you.  Please accept my deepest condolences, and try to believe that God never gives us more than we can handle.
With love and prayers
Barbara Lawson

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • La Jolla, California • #5970

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims in this senseless tragedy....I know words are not enough but know that we deeply care…

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • Canada • #5971

I will continue to pray for you in hopes that the wounds caused will heal. It might not seem that the pain will ease, just continue to pray and it will.

Tiffany Booker
Memphis, TN

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • Memphis, TN • #5972

You hear about thousands of people dying in Indonesea too often because of natural disasters....

....But hearing about 32 completely innocent people who 1 second were, learning and the next second, dead. That broke my heart.

Reading the tale of the 4 survivors out of a class of 20, really, really...broke my heart.

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • Sydney, Australia • #5973

God bless everyone

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • P. R. China • #5974

God may they rest in peace.

Timothy Zahavich

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • Canada • #5975

To the Dear Familes who lost loved ones.........
I’m sure when the time is right, you will be reading these condolences that many pepople have left for all of you.  Being a wife and mother, I can only imagine your grief, and even then, it would not come close to what you are feeling. 

May the souls of the departed be at rest.  May their memory be eternal.  May God’s grace be with you as you begin a life unimaginable.

Prayerfully, Maria C.

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • South San Francisco, California • #5976

I offer my deepest condolences to the friends and familys to the victims. It is a very horrific occurence and my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech.

May the victims in this horrible tragedy rest in peace.

God Bless,

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • Perth, Western Australia • #5977

As you continue to come to grips with this horrible trajedy in your midst, know that a grieving nation shares your sorrow.  We share your tears, our hearts are broken.

Holly Matthews
San Antonio College

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • San Antonio, Texas • #5978

Dear Virginia Tech Family,

Although we are thousands of miles away, we are deeply saddened by this tragic event.
Our prayers will always be with you.


April 18, 2007, 2:58am • Chennai, India • #5979



April 18, 2007, 2:58am • CAMP HUMPHREYS, SOUTH KOREA • #5980

Ohh God, where are u? Its just unbelievable that bad things like this happen to good people. I guess God is up there, looking at us all and hoping that we believe in him and that we trust and console ourselves since he’s the only one who knows best. I send my condolences to all Virginia Tech students as we are all one family and am personally affected by this, because who knows? can happen anywhere and to anyone. I pray that God strengthens us to be strong and survive the more harshfull and stressfull days that are yet to come. We ask for his guidance in evrything that we do, because as we can see,there’s no better security as his, since human security can let us down. Let us rely on God in this moments of our lives for everything. God knows best. I love you all and i’ve you in my prayers.
Awo Norvisi Letsa

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • Montreal, Quebec, Canada • #5981

There is no gun in Heaven

Condolences from China

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • China • #5982

I want to say something that we were discussing about in English class today:
Our journal topic today was Gun Control, the question asked, do guns kill people, or do people kill people?
*My opinion is that having possession of the weapon, makes it easier to kill man, without the weapon, Cho might have been overthrown, if that’s the correct word, by the out numbered students. And also the point that they do not kill people by themselves; they require a human to pull the trigger. Well off to bed, i have school tommorow. Good Night Bless you all!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 2:58am • California, US • #5983