Condolences, April 18, 2007

This is one of my saddest days in my life. Innocent and beautiful lives--both young and mature--all wiped out by a troubled man.

When will we, the most civilized country, ever wake up and ban all guns?

My prayers are with all the relatives the innocent victims left behind.

May this kind of tragedy will never repeat anywhere, God bless Virginia Tech, and all the souls rest in peace!

M. R. Pamidi, Ph. D.

April 18, 2007, 3:50am • San Jose, CA, USA • #6484

Tie the Strings to my Life, My Lord,
Then, I am ready to go!
Just a look at the Horses -
Rapid! That will do!

Put me in on the firmest side -
So I shall never fall -
For we must ride to the Judgment -
And it’s partly, down Hill -

But never I mind the steepest -
And never I mind the Sea -
Held fast in Everlasting Race -
By my own Choice, and Thee -

Goodbye to the Life I used to live -
And the World I used to know -
And kiss the Hills, for me, just once -
Now - I am ready to go!

Emily Dickinson

April 18, 2007, 3:50am • Napoli, Italia • #6485

The world will never know why he did this. But for sure the world can stop it from happening again. We in the Middle East know the feeling of loosing a friend, family and child for reasons unknown. We share the pain with you. Hope in pain we get the strength to stand up to the truth and support efforts to save the children of the world from all kinds of violence. Hope we can start an international movement and amendment to stop the manufacture of all kinds of weapons and from small arms to nukes. This is the only way we will survive.  May Allah almighty give peace and strength to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 3:50am • Sharjah • #6486

Hokie Nation,

Today, we are all Hokies
FSU is in mourning for this horrific tragedy.

You are in the hearts and prayers of the entire nation. Stay strong and never forget.

Jeff Marsala
Florida State University

April 18, 2007, 3:50am • Tallahassee, Florida • #6487

Now i lay me down to sleep.
For my lost friends i shall weep.

If i should die before i wake.
I hope my friends are at the gate.

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • burbank il • #6488

Dear my friends.
I will pray for you always.
Rest in Piece in heaven.
Love you forever.

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • West Lafayette, Indiana • #6489

On the morning of April 16th 2007, exactly 13 years after my family moved to the US, I lost many friends during the worst massacre in US history.

To the victims and family, you are in our prayers.


Hokie nation united… WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH!

“Ut prosim”

- Veronica Lee, VT Alumni 2006

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • West Springfield, VA • #6490

I can;t even begin to imagine what kind of human being would do such a thing to so many innocent people. My heart goes out to the families and friends of all those who been affected by this tragedy.
May god bless you and give you the strength to cope with thsi tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • Pune, India • #6491

Students,Parents, and Faculty this event has been felt in waves of tortured hearts like your loved ones were a part of me. Even from Westminister, MD, I feel a personal attack and a personal botherhood of those that have shared their pain. I can only give my love and grieve their loss with you. My America’s love bless you in memoriam of your loved ones.

Ronald Noll

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • Westminister, MD • #6492

How this could happen…
feeling so sad for them…
i woke up as usual morning,and was ready to read news and having breakfast…

but i couldnt continue my breakfast...anymore
i forgot everything and was sitting here watching screeen read about this for several hours…

pray for them.......

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • Gothenburg Sweden • #6493

Ireland has all the students, colleagues, family & friends in there thoughts.

We pray that one day that you all will understand happiness again.

In your grief remember the world is with you.

Love forever

The People of Ireland

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • Ireland • #6494

Sincerest condolences to the families of the victims.  May we all learn from this troubling experience.

Eric F.

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • Chicago, IL • #6495

We express respectfully the condolince.

We hope again such thing not to happen.

I am really sorry.

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • Seoul, Korea • #6496

Our thoughts and hearts are with you from the middle eastern country of Palestine on this tragedy....
We send out our hearts to the families of those innocent victims who have captured our minds as brightful young flowers..

from Besan

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • Palestine • #6497

Dear Families and Students of Virginia Tech,
I would like to send you all my deepest condolences.  I think about you all every day and you are all in my thoughts and prayers!  God bless you all during this difficult time!

Jennifer Lehmann

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • champaign, IL USA • #6498

May God open his arms and embrace each and every one of you, students, victims, the school, and most especially the families of the victims, our hearts and prayers are with you.

Annette Pulido

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • La Union Philippines • #6499

I am not an alumni of Virginia Tech, nor do I have any family or friends that attend, however I wish to express my condolences to anyone and everyone that had to bear witness to this tragedy.  May God help you through these moments.  I have dedicated a slideshow on my myspace page to show my condolences to eighteen victims. If there is anyone that I am missing please feel free to let me know and they will be added.  Know that a lot of people share your pain. I’ve received several text messages to forward to friends asking for a moment of silience.  You’re not alone. God bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:51am • Lithonia, Georgia • #6500

So sorry to hear this tragedy. Hope the campus peaceful.

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Zhengzhou, China • #6501

The world grieves for all those affected by this terrible incident.  Thank you for the loving, civil, and uplifting response that you are demonstrating in this extremely difficult time.  This tragedy will ironically strengthen your community.

Take care.  We feel for you,

Dave Frankl

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Eagle River, Alaska • #6502

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them,

We will remember them.

‘Our country is mourning for those lives lost in vain’

Tegan Proctor

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Melbourne, Australia • #6503

My pryers and thoughts to people affected by these tragedy, May you all find peace and force to survive and may we all remember those who lost their life in this tragic accident.


April 18, 2007, 3:52am • France • #6504

No words can describe, what you all have to go through. My thoughts are with you and the victims. May God help you all to assimilate this horrible experience. All good wishes for your future!

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Germany • #6505

my prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • monticello,indiana • #6506

Our heartfelt condolences to the grieving families. Your losses are immeasurable and irreplacable. We pray that the God of all comfort will comfort you in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ and give you peace and hope in the midst of this tragedy.
The Joseph Family

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Dallas, TX • #6507

My heart goes out to you. May the support of those around you help you find the strength and compassion within you that you need for healing. I only wish I were near enough to help. - An alumnist living abroad

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Southampton, England • #6508

I thought tht the saddist day is yesterday since i have been born in seoul korea i have one daughter and one son. they are going to heaven certainly i will pray for victims for ever.

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • seoul ,korea • #6509

We express our condolences for the families and friends of the victims of Cho’s killings.

We pray for the relief of the entire Virginia Tech’s family

The Filipino People

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Manila, Philippines • #6510

Normal day with friends
Hoping it never ends

Next thing you know something bad
Hope it don’t become a trend

Smell of gun smoke in the aif
people dieing laying near

you may wonder why not you
could have been thats true

your been spared
never be scared

be glad that your still here
hold your loved ones very near

you must live on
for thats what they would want

remember the lost
dont forget them at any cost

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • burbank il • #6511

With deepest sympathy…

Umakanth Uppalapati

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Fremont,California • #6512

To the Virginia Tech Community,
I offer my deepest sympathy for your loss. I can’t even begin to comprehend the pain you are all experiencing. I offer these words of comfort.

Your loved ones have not gone away.
In your hearts they will always stay.
Look up at the stars so bright.
There you will see their eternal light.
Use it as a source of strength,
and a beacon in the rain.
Hang on to it tightly,
and let it raise you up,
from your pain.
Honor their memory by going forward with the future that you have planned.
For when you get knocked down,
You must learn again to stand.
Carry their unbreakable spirit with you
As you journey through life.
All the while remembering,
Your unwavering Hoakie Pride!

Michelle Erlandson

God Bless You All!

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Hastings, Nebraska USA • #6513

Dear Virginia Tech Family,

We are deeply saddened by this tragic event and we keep you in our prayers. We hope that you will find comfort from those around you, from God and from the many people who share in your sorrow around the world.

God bless you all,

Carmen D. Mandich (U.Va. 1978 alumni)
Francisco J. Carapeto (Professor and Head of Dermatology at the University of Zaragoza, Spain)

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Spain • #6514

I am sorry with every one whom unfortunate in this incident.

April 18, 2007, 3:52am • Hatyai Songklha, Thailand • #6515

Dear Virginia Tech,

My hearts and prayers are with you all at this time. When hearing of this event my heart was filled with tears. I pray that the Lord will be upon you all at this time. Lot’s of Love, hugs and prayers,

God Bless to you all, Love Richenda
23 year old female from Canberra, Australia

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Australia • #6516

We’re 2 brothers, 21 and 19 years old, and we’re students too. We feel deep inside your sadness.
Our condolences to the students, their families, the faculty… to everyone there. To who has lost his life and who has lost his loved one (or ones). And we pray that such tragedies won’t happend again.
Life is too precious to be waisted.
Life is too precious to be stolen.

Manuela and Luca Rossi

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Milan, Italy • #6517

I here by give my sincere condolences. My thoughts are with them.

Robin, Sharon, Sophie, Elieske

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Amsterdam, Holland • #6518

I am a former Butler Bulldog (Butler University, Indianapolis)! My thoughts are with you, the victems and their families. Go Dawgs! Go Hokies!

Sebastian / Coke

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Bremen, Germany • #6519

Since the begining of wars (, R. Kelly-"Warless societies and the origin of war") the POMPEIAN LATE SLEEP ADDICTION drives to AGRRESSION and DESTRUCTION. Can we teach our youth the centenarian early sleep health?

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • #6520

my condolences and respect to the familys and loved ones that have lost their life on this tragic, and incompriensable attack

Rodrigo Teixeira

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Lisbon, Portugal • #6521

The whole world is shocked and saddened by this atrocity. My family sends its condolences and hope that you all find the strength to pull yourselves back from this.With all our love and heartfelt prayers,

The Elvy Family

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom • #6522

Today we suffer…

However, when classes resume, lets turn the negative emotion into positive energy in everything we do.  Continue to rise in both academics and athletics.  Let the world know us by our excellent reputation, not by such a tragic incident.  Be proud of being a Hokie!

We still have many wonderful things in life yet to happen.

Ray, A 2000 Alum

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Alexandria, VA • #6523

I miss being a Hokie. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Tech community. Stay strong!

A Hokie from ‘98-’02

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Miami, FL • #6524

Middle Tennessee State University is praying tongiht for all who have lost their lives to senseless acts of violence. Our campus is holding an 8pm vigil on our front lawn.

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Murfreesboro, Tennessee • #6525

I, along with thousands of other people around the world are thinking and praying for you all at Virginia Tech.  My heart goes out to you.

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • British Columbia, Canada • #6526

Dear All,
There is no doubt that this horrendous crime has affected many deeply;it is such a sad day, not just for Virginia Tech,and not to the U.S. only but to the whole world.Students all around the world wake up early in the morning go to their classes with a destiny;they want to eductae themselves in order to create a better future for themselves,to be somebody;but now,their lives are cut short by one psychologically disturbed individual who not only stole away their dreams and hopes, but left a dark wound on their families, friends and those watching the news all around the world.
My deepest condolences goes out to the entire city of Virginia, and keep the victims memories alive forever.
May God Bless You All.

April 18, 2007, 3:53am • Kuwait • #6527

It is so hard to believe such horror can happen in such a beautiful place. Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with you in this time of sadness. May we learn from this event and cherish the memories of the lives that were lost.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Laura Skinner (former VT Army ROTC Instructor)
and Anthony Skinner (former Commander, RAAP)

April 18, 2007, 3:54am • Honolulu, Hawaii • #6528

Southwestern Virginia is an amazing place to grow and learn both personally and professionally. This event has made me understand where my roots are firmly planted. My heart, mind, and prayers are with everyone in the close-knit area that I called home for so many years of my life. Proceed with courage and mindfulness; positivity and love will heal wounds with more power than the mind can fathom.

RU Alumni ‘04
Always a Hokie.


April 18, 2007, 3:54am • Los Angeles, CA • #6529

Even though it could be done by anyone, I deeply apologize to all American as I am a Korean-American. I beg your forgiveness especially from the families and friends of the victims.
I know my teenage son and daughter will be in any college and it would be happened to them. Dear, all my brothers and sisters, we must know what evil wants from us. That’s the war, hatred and breaking all relationships among us. Let’s pray God gives us his strenght, Love.

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Redmond, WA • #6530

Dear All,

I’m speechless - I rarely am. My heart is bleeding and I feel like drowning. I’m miles away from USA and Virginia but being following happenings of VT on CNN’s website and listening to interviews, seeing pictures of the buildings, hearing reports about how it all took place - I feel like I was there.

I’m so feeling for all the victims and victims’ families and friends and I’m expressing my deepest condolences to them. I’ll be thinking of you!

Go Hokies!

Yours, Ms Inka Aalto

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Kotka, Finland • #6531

My thoughts and prayers are with the community of students and faculty of Virginia Tech., with the families of all those who were victims of the shooting, and with the family of Cho Seung-Hui.  There is too much suffering surrounding this event to feel much more than sorrow and compassion for all those connected with it.  May the peace and consolation of God be with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Nagoya, Japan • #6532

Words cannot express how very very sorry and sad that I am that this horrific act of terror has fallen upon your campus.  My thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families.  May you find the strength and ability to deal with this tragedy and overcome your pain. 

Donna Whalen
Alumni Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

April 18, 2007, 3:55am • Glendora, NJ Camden County • #6533