Condolences, April 18, 2007

We were shocked and saddened to hear of the tragedy on your beautiful campus.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you and those of the families of the victims.  We were all Hokies on that sad day as we watched the events unfold. 

Pate McCullough & family

April 18, 2007, 9:29pm • Arlington, VA • #23253

My thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families.

May God bless us all!


April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Philippines • #23254

We are heartfully sorry about what has happened to the students at VT. We as the whole Marine Corps deal with loss everyday but in a different way. Many Students here at our school know someone that was at VT that day. I personally know how bad it feels. My cousin was killed in the WTC and a fellow Marines wife died in the plane that went into the pentagon. It is a slow process to somewhat move on but memories will always be there. Stay strong, and united as one and you will never be defeated.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Marines • #23255

ON BEHALF OF THE STUDENTS @ ST.FRANCIS COLLEGE IN BROOKLYN: This tragedy has affected college communities all over.  I loved the way your university banded together during such dark and trying times.  I will continue to pray for all of you that are hurting and for those who are no longer with us.  I do hope that in time, you all will feel safe again on your campus because for many of you VT is your home away from home.

Best Wishes,
Kimberly Watson
St. Francis College
Brooklyn Hieghts, New York City.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Brooklyn, New York • #23256

We, the Grisales family have no connection with VT, but wanted to let VT know that we are with you, keep up the community spirit and hold on to the memories of those you have lost.  VT, we value your courage and wish you the best.  Every single student and community member are in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Dover, New Jersey, Morris County. • #23257

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their loved ones, to all fellow Hokies.  No one is untouched by this event.  May we all reach out to one another and join together.  Be strong for each other!

We grieve for the lives lost in this tragedy, and although we are fearful and deeply saddened, we are strong and will make it through these tough times.  LET’S GO HOKIES!!!
The Hughes Family

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Poquoson, VA • #23258

Hola a todos, solo nos queda decir y pedir a Dios de resignación a todos los familiars y amigos de loas victimas de esta tragedia, elevamos a Dios nuestras oraciones y el pueblo de México esta´ra siempre con ustedes, Dios los bendiga.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. • #23259

Please accept my sencere condolences.


April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Ellicott City, MD • #23260

My love to all the families of those who were lost.  I’m a pre-veterinary student at Columbia, and the story of Emily Hilscher was especially moving for me.  The loss of someone much like myself has reaffirmed my will to become a animal doctor. I am going to keep the candle I lit at tonight’s vigil on campus, and the day I graduate from vet school, I will re-light it in remembrance of her.  Perhaps I can live a dream for two.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • New York City, NY • #23261

Please accept our sincerest expression of sympathy to the families who have lost loved ones and the University who has lost part of their University family as well.
We have been so impressed with your students who have shown such bravery and integrity during this terrible ordeal. You at VaTech must be so proud of your student body - they are wonderfully articulate and so obviously dedicated to your Hokie Family!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Most Sincerely, The Merullo Family

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Danbury, CT • #23262

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all at VA Tech and even though we are in UVA territory we are all HOKIES today and forever.  Just remember he has plans for all of you and wants to give you hope and a future.

Yours in Christ,

The Combs Family

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Charlottesville, VA • #23263

My Condolences go out to all who have been effected by this horrible event. Even though this happened so many miles away from me it has had a ripple effect of anger & sorrow on all of us across the nation. I cant even imagine what all the families & friends of the victims are going through at this time. My only comfort to you is that I can say that everyone around the world is gives their thoughts & prayers to you during this difficult time. May all your hearts be filled with happiness again at your own time.

Crystal M

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Portland, Oregon • #23264

Words cannot change what has happened although many of us may wish that it could.  Only time can heal, but we will.  Your Hokie fans are here.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Buckingham, VA • #23265

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Tech and all who were affected. There are no words to make this easier to deal with.  May God help you through this sad and difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Broad Run, Virginia 20137 • #23266

“On a day of burial there is no perspective—for space itself is annihilated. Your dead friend is still a fragmentary being. The day you bury him is a day of chores and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken, of the immediate cares of mourning. The dead friend will not really die until tomorrow, when silence is round you again. Then he will show himself complete, as he was—to tear himself away, as he was, from the substantial you. Only then will you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you cannot detain.”

^quote / Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My deepest sympathies to all the victims of this tragic event.

Rene Katzenbeisser

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Vienna; Austria • #23267

It really shocked me what happened, and I am truly sorry.
These kids could have changed the entire world in a positive way and now they are remembered like this. My prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Pendleton, Oregon • #23268

To the families and relatives of those who have fallen I wish to express my condolences and asure you that God will give you the peace that you need at this hour as the voice of the innocent blood has cried to Him. Count me among those remembering you in prayers.

P. K. Kariuki

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Toronto, Ontario Canada • #23269

Although words could never heal a grieving heart, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the fallen victims.  I hope each and everyone find comfort and strength in these very difficult times.  I am very sorry for your loss.

Erin Sivil

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Houston, Texas • #23270

I do not attend this school, I’m not even in college yet, but this was something that shocked me incredibly. My deepest prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims. To all of you most deep condolences.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • New York, N.Y. • #23271

My name is Brian from San Antonio, Texas, I am a student here in SA. My deepest condolences are with all the students, faculty, staff as well as friends and family in Virginia and Virginia Tech. I hope all will continue to live with god’s faith and strength. you all have support from coast to coast, and around the world, our prayers are with you!!!

Brian P.

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • San Antonio, Texas • #23272

Pray not only for the victims but the troubled soul who brought all this devastation to bear. My prayers are with you all. God Bless
Janet Dowell

April 18, 2007, 9:30pm • Stroudsburg, Pa, USA • #23273

May all my prayers and condolences go out to each and every victim, their family, and the staff and students at Virginia Tech. Things like this only make you a stronger person. Each person is in a better place and will be better taken care of. They shouldn’t have been taken from this world in that way...but I guess it was their time...and we will miss them dearly and they will have our spots ready for us when it is our time…

-Yamila M. Rodriguez

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Grand Rapids, MI, USA • #23274

Fellow Hokies-

It has been said that this could have happened anywhere...but I never in a million years could have imagined this happening at Virginia Tech....your school, my school.  No, not at Tech.  Not at the place where some of my best memories come from.  But it did happen, as evil does seem to sometimes find a way to rear it’s ugly head in some of the most beautiful places.

But we all know that evil has not won at Tech.  Goodness will prevail.  Each and every one of you will prevail through your Hokie stength, courage, and pride.  You are in our thoughts and prayers here in North Carolina.  Stay strong Hokies!

Jessica and George Charters

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Jacksonville, NC • #23275

My prayers are with you, VT.
Be Blessed!

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Tampa, FL • #23276

To the students and family members of Virginia Tech. My family sends our heart felt condolences and prayers to you all. We pray that our God strengthens and comforts you all through these trying times. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless you all.

Michael, Veronica,& Quantavious Pigler

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Meigs, Georgia • #23278

To the Students and Faculty of VT:

As a beloved Hokie fan and VT Alumni from 2004, I like many, am heartbroken for the current state of my beloved Alma Mater.  Please know you have the full support and prayers of the VT Alumni Community. Please turn to God and each other during this time of grieving. Go Hokies!

With Love, Lindsey Roach

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Raleigh, NC • #23279

My thoughts and prayers are with you
May God be with you

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Dardanelle, Arkansas • #23280

Our tears, thoughts and prayers for all of you. Although we (before this tragedy) didn’t hear much of your school up here in the Northeast we have watched and listened to many of you on TV. We have developed a profound admiration for all of you. We will continue to pray for those lost at your great institution. Hang in there guys and gals. This too shall pass. Know we love and grieve with you. The Kennedy Family

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Old Bridge, NJ • #23281

To all those at Virginia Tech, you are in the thoughts & prayers of more people than you could ever know. Your entire University has shown great strength throughout this entire tragedy, and each and every one of you have demonstrated the true spirit of unity. I offer you my deepest condolences for the suffering you have all endured. The losses you have all experienced have reverberated around the world, and are felt by us all. May you continue to find hope and comfort in one another.

-Matthew T.

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Baltimore, MD • #23282

I want to let everyone know how sorry I am for what happened on Monday.  I guess we have to rely on our faith to get through this terrible time.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God Bless you.

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Midway, Utah • #23283

As I continue to watch the sad stories of all the innocent victims and the bright futures that were snuffed from us, my heart just aches.  I just cannot bear to think how the hearts of their family members must be just so sad & broken now.  My heart just “aches” when I think about those 32 lost “lights of hope”.  Perhaps Norris Hall can be totally renovated inside & turned into a Memorial Hall in tribute for those 32 victims with perhaps a museum highlighting their VT accomplishments, honoring those seniors who were just 2 weeks away from graduating & maybe a small chapel for pause & reflection.  Each April 16 can be a Day of Remembrance & Hope for VT w/classes being cancelled that day as a symbol of respect.  I don’t think anyone is ever going to want to take classes in that building again, but this way could honor their memory.  Some type of tribute chair or bench or some type of memorial could be put in that hall for each victim, that they shall not have been gunned down in vain.  We will never forget them & will always try to honor their memory.

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Elkton, Virginia • #23284

My thoughts and prayers are with all families of this tradgedy.

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • East Berlin PA • #23285

My thoughts and prayers are with each of the VT families and their friends during this very difficult time.  My heart goes out to each of you and to everyone that has suffered a loss of a loved one.  I pray for strength for each of you in the days ahead.
My sincere sympathy.

Kathy Weeks

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Mt. Pleasant, Texas • #23286

We are very shocked about what has happened in Virginia’s university. We also are university students and it’s impossible to imagine what all of you students, families and teachers have gone through, but we want you to know that we support you, we think of you and we want to encourage everyone that has been affected in some way by this disaster. Lots of love for all of you.

English filology students, 1st year.

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Lleida, Catalunya, Spain. • #23287

To the Hokie Nation,

So proud to be a Hokie! You are all in my prayers.  We are Virginia Tech.

Mike Kikuta
Class of 2002 & 2003

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Baltimore, MD • #23288

May God bless all.  When will we begin to recognize that our world has changed and that we must change our rules, policies and laws in order to deal with the very few who bring such destructive violence to the world of the innocent.

April 18, 2007, 9:31pm • Honolulu, Hawaii • #23289

what a horrible thing for VT to go through and the whole world to witness..God Bless all!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Southampton, Massachusetts • #23290

I would like to give my condolences to all the victims and there families. I will pray every night and hope that you all get through this and stay strong. My heart and prayers go out to all of VT students and staff.

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Decatur, GA • #23291

It was with deep sorrow that I heard the events of the day was with great pride as I watched my fellow Hokies respond to the event with honor for the victims, love for their comrades and pride in their leaders…

Paul S.
M.S.-Ch.E., 1980

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Florence, SC • #23292

Come stop your crying,
It’ll be all right.
Just take my hand,
Hold it tight.

I will protect you
From all around you.
I will be here,
Don’t you cry.

For one so small,
You seem so strong.
My arms will hold you,
Keep you safe and warm.
This bond between us
Can’t be broken.
I will be here,
Don’t you cry.

‘Cause you’ll be in my heart.
Yes, you’ll be in my heart.
From this day on,
Now and forever more.

You’ll be in my heart,
No matter what they say.
You’ll be here
In my heart, always.
phil collins

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • #23293

To all of the community that is “Hokie Nation”, especially to those who lost their dearly beloved children, my heart, prayers love and support lift you up and I will continue to prayer for grace and healing to find a way through this tragic event.

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Sterling Heights, Michigan • #23294

I have been a UNC Tarheel forever but I am now also a Virginia Tech Hokie- There are so many of us out here wanting to let you know we are sending you - the families, the friends, the victims, all students- past, present, and future- our support and endless prayers.  There are not words that could express how many individuals throughout the country that are with you during this struggle.
Marijake, Hunter, Hanna and Bart Caprell

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Raleigh, NC • #23295

Even though I live far away from VA, I’m deeply saddened with the lost of lives and dreams that this horrifying event had caused.

My prayers are with the families and friends of all the victims.

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Cavite, Philippines • #23296

Our prayers are with your entire college campus.  Here, in Northern California we grieve with you and pray for healing.  What a senseless act.
With love to all at Virginia Tech.
Wendy and Dallas Jackson

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Vacaville, CA • #23297

Please accept my sencere condolences


April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Ellicott City,MD • #23298

I’m really sorry that this tragic event occurred. My thoughts a prayers are with the families and students, who are deeply affected by this event. I wish i could be there to pray for everyone personally and guide them through this time of sadness.


April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Vancleave, Mississippi • #23299

My heart goes out to the victums Families . . . These people were Sons, Daughters, Mother, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Husbands, Wives, BoyFriends, GirlFriends, cousins . . . They all were apart of someone and now they’ll all be apart of all of us! HOKIES PRIDE SHALL OVERCOME!!!

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You are all in our prayers,
Tyree S. Ramos

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Springfield,Virginia • #23300

To All at Virginia Tech
We send our deepest sympathies to all the victims and their families, to those who have lost loved ones and to those who’s loved one were injured.
please know that we are praying for all the students and faculty, and pray that God will help all of you get through this very tragic time in your lives.
Roland and Jeannette Denoncourt
Feeding Hills, MA 01030

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Feeding Hills, MA • #23301

To all of the students, staff, family and friends at VT...I am so deeply saddened by what has happened. My heart goes out to you and I pray for you daily. I have cried with you here in Ohio and I am in such shock and don’t understand why this had to happen to such wonderful,talented, beautiful people. Try and stay strong and keep your hokie spirit. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

The Baker Family

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Monroe, OH • #23302

The grace of those who remain, not the face of a killer, will be the true testament to the spirit of those who lost their lives.

E. M.

April 18, 2007, 9:32pm • Royal Oak, MI • #23303