Condolences, April 18, 2007

To all the families and friends of the victims of this terrible tragedy...I feel your pain.  Billy Shaw

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Culpeper, Va. • #24356

Our family would like to share our condolences to each and every one of the families. This was a senseless act of violence that no one should have to go through. God be with each family and the whole VT family at this time. God Bless!!

The Carty Family

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Coeburn, Virginia • #24357

I’m a student at Temple University and I would just like to take time to express my condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this tragic event. I pray that God will give you all comfort during your time of bereavement. Temple University is encouraging all students to wear your school colors this Friday to show our love and support, and share in your sorrow. Take care and God bless.

Peace and Love,


April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Philadelphia, PA • #24358

God Bless you, Virginia Tech. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and so is the rest of Queens College.

As you are grieving the tragic loss of your fellow students and professors, just know that you are not alone.

Today, we are all Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Flushing, New York • #24359

Please know that our family was deeply saddened to think that such a troubled young man could not get help in time before he committed such a horrible act.  We have cried many tears for all the losses, and we will never forget. We will
always be supportive of the Hokies close family. May the Lord bless you and keep you in his loving care.

The Witherspoon Family

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Newton, North Carolina • #24360

My husband and I are praying for all of you.  As the coming days and weeks begin to pass, we must never forget this tragic event.  We must work together to find ways of preventing madness like this from ever happenning again.

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Norman, OK • #24361

The tragedy at VTU opens up the wounds and scars of the Columbine tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty and everyone’s family during this time.  The healing process is long, but healing does occur.  We should never forget this tragedy and will be forever changed because of it.  May God bless VTU and the surrounding community.  Jane Berg

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Arvada, Colorado • #24362

My heart and prayers go out to all the families and friends touched by this tragedy.  I pray your heart finds comfort and healing quickly.  That wonderful memories help to ease the sadness you feel.  VA TECH helped our displaced students from NOLA after Hurricane Katrina...we will always remember you...your students and faculty are wonderful...may your sprit get you through this hard time.
Much Love and God Bless all of you. +
Ziggy...Z. Silva

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • New Orleans, LA • #24363

I give my deepest condolences to the students and teachers of Virginia Tech. The Families and friends who lost a loved one over the horrible tragety that stuck Virginia on April.16th. May god be with you and your families.

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Greenfield Park, Canada, Quebec • #24364

My family and I would like to say, may god be with you at this time in need.  My prayers and heart goes out to everyone.  We need be strong and never forget and always remember.  WE ARE ALL HOKIES!!!  God bless all.

The Noble Family

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Woodbridge, Virginia • #24365

I would like to say all of yall are in my prayers. My Coldonces go out to the families that lost there love ones. God Bless to everyone. May God be with you in your time of need.

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Fort Worth Texas • #24366

Dear Students,Parents and Faculty.
My name is ebony am a college student from Washington,DC. My heart and condolences goes out to every person that was effected by the tragedy. I pray for every victim’s family and friends to stay strong. i hope everyone find strength to help each other and pull together during his hard time, may god bless every.

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Washington,DC • #24367

Hi my name is Lisa Barker my family and I would like to send our love, hope and prayers to all of you who have lost a friend and love one. I am a 30 yr old mother of 2 attending an local college and do not understand any of this. My heart goes out to you. May God Bless You and your families, and we will be praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Vero Beach Florida • #24368

It is heartbreaking to see images of my beloved campus tainted with blood, fear, and tears.  My thoughts and prayers are with all current and former students and faculty.  I am, and will always be, PROUD TO BE A HOKIE!

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Ballston Lake, NY • #24369

Our heartfelt prayers are with those families that lost loved ones in this devastating tradgedy.  The events that unfolded this week are incomprehensible, and the hurt and sadness has affected the entire Hokie Nation.  Through this most difficult time, we have never been more proud to be affiliated with this school as it is truly amazing at how the Virginia Tech community has come together.

May God Bless all.
Phil 4:13

Barry and Amanda Webb (Class of ‘97)

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Charlotte, NC • #24370

This is such a horrible thing that happened this week. 32 people died. But they did not die for nothing. They died for others. they died so that other people could live their lives. They died for the sake of all their colleagues, for their state, for our country. These were brave and noble people and you should be proud to know them. My prayers and heart is with you, and my friends’ also. Your family and friends were so loved. You should feel blessed to be surrounded by such a kind, caring community.

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Cape Cod, MA • #24371

My heartfelt condolences to everyone who suffered from the tragidy..I think such barbarian acts are taking all of us far away from the civilized society that we all intend to live in..Such acts can never be forgotten.

God should bless and give strength to the families who have lost their near and dear ones.

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Delhi, India • #24372

Never give up, stay strong, stay united.
Follow your dreams and don’t let this tragedy be an obstacle.

God Bless Virginia Tech

Francois G.

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Québec, Canada • #24373

My prayers go out to everyone that has been touched by this horrible event. Turn to eachother for support and know that there are people all around the world thinking about you. God bless.

Alison D

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Whitby, Canada • #24374

My sincere condences and heartfelt sorrow go out to all the students, teachers and administrators of Virginia Tech.  I can’t possibly know what you are going through, though my thoughts and prayers are with you.  To all the parents and siblings of those taken in such a senseless, unforgivable and vicious moment of anger and rage; the entire nation weeps with you, I weep with you and keep you in my prayers.  Find the courage and path to tell the world about your special loved one, introduce us to them so we might know all that they stood for and were striving to be, and not their passing that makes them known to us.  We will listen; shout loud and clear!!  Don’t let them be robbed of all that THEY stood for!!!  I honor their innocense already.  The Elliott’s

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • St. Louis Missouri • #24375

To all the families involved in the Virginia Tech tragedy:

No words can express what you are feeling, and at this time no words can be spoken that can make your feelings subside, however, keep Presidents Bushs words in mind that people all over the world are praying for you and your family. I am very impressed with how well the student body is holding not only themselves up, but all their fellow students as well. Keep your heads up and remember what ever doesn’t break you makes you stronger! Your in my thoughts and prayers!
Stefanie Power

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Oxford, North Carolina • #24376

I am the mother of a college student and the first thing I did when I heard about this horrible tragedy was to call my son, first to see what his day was like and second to ask about his friends that attend V Tech.  Thankfully, they were all safe.  What has struck me the most is that I am lucky enough to be able to do this and my heart is so heavy for all the moms and dads that will no longer be able to check in with their sons or daughters. I grieve along with all of America for all the lost lives and all the promise that will never be fullfilled.  I am also awestruck by the bravery of so many.  May all those lost be embraced and celebrated by all who knew them and may all the injured be healed both in body and mind.  My thoughts and prayers all with all of you.
A Mom

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Owings Mills, MD • #24377

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

David & Ryanne Brown

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Lakeland, Florida • #24378

I would like to offer my deepest heartfelt prayers. I have lost young friends and family in car crashes and drownings. May I share your burdens as I cry and grieve with you. God is still Holy, God is still on the throne during this tragedy as He was when Jesus died on the cross for my sins and your sins. Life is short, tragic, heart wrenching and sad, but eternity is forever. Will we choose eternal life with Jesus or eternal death with Satan? Jeremiah 17:9 reads; “The heart of man is deceitfully wicked above all things, who can know it.” Let’s stop pointing fingers at everyone else, the shooter committed this heinous sinful crime. We teach that whatever feels good do it, and there are no consequences. Jesus Loves us and will heal us, if we ask :]

Kevin Jaynes

April 18, 2007, 10:36pm • Fort Scott, Kansas • #24379

My thoughts, prayers and sympathy for all families and friends who have lost so much, every person brings so much to this world, and the loss of each person can leave such a void in those left behind.

My heart is touched by the strength, support, and love shown by the survivors at Virginia Tech and families who have lost loved ones. Stay strong, succeed, find peace within yourselves, I’m sure that you are making those that lost or gave their lives so proud!


April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Nevada, IA • #24380

Together we will overcome all obstacles: as individuals we grieve, as students we help eachother by greiving together.

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • University of Vermont-Burlington • #24381

Sincerest condolences to all at Virginia Tech and the families who’ve lost their loved ones.

I still can’t get my mind around this horrendous, senseless act of violence.

God only knows the reason why this has happened.

He made the old
He’s made the new
He’s made all
here on earth and when
we are sad
He gives us renewed mirth.

He gives us renewed mirth.

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Syracuse, New York • #24382

It’s so sad to here what happened to such bright, talented, and unique students and falculty. Although it seems impossible to heal, there is comfort knowing that we can Pray to God for strength and that he is with us always. The Virginia Tech Tradgedy Victims, their families, survivors, and the wounded are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Virginia Tech<3

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Olney, Maryland • #24383

On Behalf of the East Carolina University Gospel Choir, I would like to send my deepest sympathy for the loss of your friends family, and loved ones.  Remember that Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.  We are praying for God’s love and hand will shine upon your lives. God is whatever you need him to be during this time. He said he’ll be a friend that sticks closer than a brother. May God continue to keep you as you continue on this journey.

Cordes Jones
c/o The East Carolina University Gospel Choir

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Greenville, NC • #24384

I would like to share my condolences to each family, or friend involoved around this incident.
My heart goes out to all of you as all the others
have also. Injustice has hit your campus this week, but you must stand up hold your head high and make something good become of the evil that has surrounded you. This young man took lots of bitterness to the grave. Such a sad tragedy for all. But hokies will rise above and shine once more. A whole nation is behind you backing you up.
So Godsped your recovery to life again.
We!re thinking of you in Missouri.

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Alba, Mo. • #24385

An atrocity of monumental proportions has forever altered the lives of those involved in this horrible event. Young lives stolen, innocent breaths stricken away and forever silenced. I feel a void for those lives and breaths. I will mourn for Virgina Tech. friday April 20. I will wear my maroon and orange. I will have a moment of slience. These small gestures are my way of offering my deepest sarrow filled condolences to the familes of those lives stolen.

A Man cried in Ohio
In Kansas a child wept
In Virgina the angels opened their wings,
for 32 souls guarded and forever kept.

Philip A Walters II

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Cincinnati, Ohio • #24386

To everyone at Virginia Tech and family: You are in our family’s prayers and thoughts. May you find peace in your hearts and be surrounded by love.

Our Deepest Condolences

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Oceanside, CA • #24387

My family and I send our condolences, God Bless forever in our thoughts and prayers

Jennifer Hernandez

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Baton Rouge, La • #24388

My family and I offer our thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims of this tragedy.  Being a Virginia native, I feel especially sorrowful at this senseless horror.

I pray for the families of all the victims. 

God Bless Virginia Tech!

Oklahoma State University Alum

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Phoenix, Arizona • #24389

I would like to take the time to offer my deepest apologies to all the families and victims that have gone through this ordeal. I have wrote a blog on about this..If you wouldlike please read it at I live in Massachusetts and I attend college for Mechanical Engineering and this has affected me in some way and to let you know everyone will remember this day forever and our hearts will always be with everyone.

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Quincy,MA • #24390

Dear Virginia Tech Community,

My condolences go out to you in this time.  Words are not sufficient to express the horror and fear the nation has felt in the midst of this tradegy.  May the God of all compassion suffer with you and hold you during this time.

Joshua O.

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Hastings, NE • #24391

I’m deeply sorry for your loss,but please remember that you are not alone. When you are grieving, know that the entire nation is with you. We will get through this together. May God bless the friends and families of the victims.

Your friend from the"Bulldawg Nation”

April 18, 2007, 10:37pm • Athens, Georgia • #24392

Your strenght as a community has given me strenght, your love has given me love. I am so inspired by you all. You are the light in this darkness.  What a beautiful group of people you are.


April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Manassas Va • #24393

Aun no puedo creer todo esto que esta pasando, es dificil de creer que haya pasado esta tragedia en un lugar como Virginia...un lugar que lo unico que inspira es paz y tranquilidad.....Mando mis mas sinceras condolencias a todo el cuerpo estudiantil,a aquellos que perdierdieron un ser querido y maestros...y a todos mis compañeros de Chatham High School deseo de todo corazon que esten a salvo....

Guys stay strong...Good Bless The Hookies

Now a’m a HOOKIE 4ever

Avelina Nuñez-Amador

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Java, Virginia/ Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas, Mexico • #24394

So very, very sorry for us all, because we are all affected. Just too much hatred and violence in the world, and I hope Love, Compassion, and Intelligence can someday be our standard.

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Jersey City, NJ • #24395

My family and I would like to send our deepest sympathy to all of the families that lost their loved ones.  We want you all to know that we are praying for you and your families. May God be with you! 

The Turner Family

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Attalla Alabama • #24396

My heart goes out to Virginia Tech and all the families of the victims who lost their lives on this horrible day. I sit here with tears in my eyes thinking about the families who have lost their loved ones. I can not even begin to imagine what the campus and the families are going through right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kayla Everett

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • JT, Pennsylvania • #24397

Fellow Hokies,

Our deepest sympathy to all Hokies, those currently in Blacksburg and those elsewhere. As a VT 90 grad, I have always considered VT my home and now that home has been rocked with tragedy. But I know Hokies are strong and they will grow from this sorrow and be stronger on the other end. You are in my prayers every day. GO HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Guam, USA • #24398

I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and heartache being felt by those directly affected by this tragity at VT… I watch in disgust / read in fear / and wish this tragic event never would have taken place.  It is so very obvious that you are a strong community and will make it through this, I commend you all for that!  Those who have passed have gone to a better place, and all I can hope is that we learn something from this, get one step closer to ending this kind of violence in America!  To those who suffer, those who fear, those who did not make it:  You are hero’s and make me proud to be and American!  Evil does not represent our country, it is all others that make this place what it is and what it will be!  Be strong, be brave and keep representing our Country the way you do:  AS WONDERFUL AMERICAN citizens fighting for a better place for all.  God bless!

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Hillsboro, Oregon 97123 • #24399

God sees the good and the bad. 
He knows your sorrow and despair. 
He allowed this to happen, but did not
approve of it.  It wasn’t his idea.  He isn’t associated with evil. 
He will see you through it, if you allow.
That’s what he does in tragic situations. 

May he bring his peace and understanding in this tragedy to VT students and faculty.

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Kansas City • #24400

My family and I would express our deepest sorry for the loss of innocent lives you have experienced. Our prayers go out to the families,students,and staff members. The blessing’s of Allah are with you. You will prevail.

The Jackson Family

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Cairo, Egypt • #24401

Hokies, I have shed many tears over your tragedy.  I am so sorry for the events that have befallen on you.  I hope you know that my fellow Catamounts and I are praying for you and the families of the victims.  Again I can’t begin to express my sadness for your school.  We will back you no matter what, We are behind the Hokies
Sarah Ingle and all of Western Carolina University

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Cullowhee, NC • #24402

Our thoughts are with you in this time of tragedy. I am a student from UT-Arlington, a school of comprable size as VT and I can only imagine what it is like. Please know that you will all be in our prayers. God Bless.


April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Arlington, TX • #24403

To All the Families and Students:
May u know that you are in our hearts,
May God Bless in your hour of need,
We send u our deepest condolences,
With all the HUGSSSSS and LOVE
From The Smith Family

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Wichita,Kansas • #24404

Life is Beautiful is the title of a movie. It was not a happy movie though. The beauty of life is not revealed when all is well but when we are confronted with adversity.

Life is beautiful because people survived the holocaust and went on to live, have jobs, marry, have children, be happy, be sad, be human.

Life is beautiful because we can be certain at least some of us will most certainly outlast any evil that is thrown our way.

Life is beautiful because of the man in front of the tank. The man who would not let the tank get past him during protests at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. He knew why the tanks were on the move. He decided to simply stand in front of them. He did not shoot. He did not strap explosives to himself and explode himself underneath the tank. He simply stood in front of it. A man-only a man-armed solely with his dignity, as the only obstacle to evil.

When I think of that man I remember the men and women who have lost loved ones at the hands of evil and I know their story did not and does not end there. Most survive. Many go on to have productive lives. A few will act to relieve the suffering of others and demand a better life for themselves and their fellow human beings.

That is why life is beautiful.

April 18, 2007, 10:38pm • Canada • #24405