Condolences, April 18, 2007

Sorry I couldn’t be there in Norris to stop him.  I only wish I could have had the chance.  Stay strong Hokies…

Hubert Liu
Class of 2006

April 18, 2007, 5:15am • Philadelphia, PA • #7189

I am shorked when heard this news even it happened on the other side of the earth. Sorry for what happening and my condoleces to all those 32 angles who are in heaven now, even they are not ready to go.

Bo Lei

April 18, 2007, 5:15am • SH, China • #7190

My Prayers and thoughts go to all the mourning families and all the VT family. God Bless U. We r praying for u.

April 18, 2007, 5:15am • Beirut, Lebanon • #7191

I just feel concerned thinking that these tragedies occur at all and might occur again anywhere in the world, maybe here at the campus where I work, maybe at the campus where my children will study in 20 years.
My prayers go to the families of the victims. Do not let your pain turn to despair and your claim for justice to hate


April 18, 2007, 5:15am • Graz, Austria • #7192

Our deepest condolences to the family of the victims of that senseless killings in the campus of Virginia Tech. We are praying that God give you all the strength and the power to cope up with the tragedy.

D. S. Medina, Manila, Philippines.

April 18, 2007, 5:15am • Manila, Philippines • #7193

There are no words..... just thinking of you all.

April 18, 2007, 5:15am • UK • #7194

may they rest in peace

April 18, 2007, 5:15am • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • #7195

Lasst uns in dieser schweren Zeit der Gewalt zusammenhalten und an Gott glauben - denn er wird uns die Kraft schenken die wir benötigen um wieder in Frieden miteinander leben zu können.

To all people in the world!

April 18, 2007, 5:15am • VIENNA, AUSTRIA • #7196

Dearest Hokies,

Words cannot describe our deep sadness for all of you. We wish only the best for all of you and hope that you will embrace the love and support being offered throughout your community and our nation.

The Buckley’s

April 18, 2007, 5:15am • Suwanee, GA • #7197

Dear VT friends, families, and staff,

I was shocked and horrified to learn that such a horrible tragedy occurred in my home state of Virginia.  My heart is filled with sorrow for your loss.  All ya’ll are in my thoughts and prayers. 

~ James Brandt

(from Yorktown, Virginia)

April 18, 2007, 5:16am • Børkop, Denmark • #7198

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  I am so sorry that this tragedy happened.


Katherie Barker

April 18, 2007, 5:16am • Frederick, MD • #7199

To everyone who has lost a loved one in this terrible tradegy - No words can help ease your pain but I want you to know this senseless event has shocked people all accross the world. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all the families and friends affected.

Roz Evans

April 18, 2007, 5:16am • England • #7200

May god be with all the relatives of the lost ones. I hope you all grow stronger and stonger everyday. ÇÓÃá Çááå Çä íÓßä ÇÑæÇÍ ÇáÖÍÇíÇ ÝÓíÍ ÌäÇÊå...ÇäÇ ááå æÇäÇ Çáíå ÑÇÌÚæä
“I ask God to accept those victims in his heavens. We all belong to God, and we all shall follow those lost ones”

April 18, 2007, 5:16am • Safwa, Saudi Arabia • #7201

I am a student from iowa city.. University of Iowa

We are hawkeyes, but today, and for a while, deeper inside, we are all Hokies and proudly
we wear maroon and orange.  We remember those who died and pay tribute to their lives. 
We will remember each and one of them, and we are forever gratefull to the students that
barricade the doors, and to the holocaust survivor that gave his life to protect his
students.  I just hope that I will have the courage to do that someday.

I am one of the hokies, I proudly wear their colors.  For a moment and for a while I
don’t live in Iowa City, I live in Blacksburg, Virginia.  My friends were killed, my
professor died, but I stand up to violence and hate… I am a hoky and a hawkeye and I
stand proudly.

April 18, 2007, 5:16am • Iowa City, Iowa • #7202

Gary here, a university student in Ireland. Just wanted to share my sempities with the family and friends of the victims - our toughts and prayers are with you all from this side of the Atlantic.

April 18, 2007, 5:16am • Ireland • #7203

to all the students and families who were affected by the terrible tragedy my prayers are with you all, i dont even live in the usa but i am a mother and it broke my heart when i heard abouth this senseless act.

god bless you all

April 18, 2007, 5:16am • clydebank, scotland, united kingdom • #7204

For all those affected by this horrific tragedy, words cannot touch its scope or pain, so may the sense of love and support and unity help guide everyone through this time.  Thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Bless You.


April 18, 2007, 5:16am • Aberdeen, Washington • #7205

Words fail me at time, but i just had to say what words i can muster.

As i look at the picture of Emily Hilscher, i look at her bright wide smile, and those sparkling shiny eyes and i think “What a waste”.

I lost close freinds in a staduim accident 18 years ago, the pain and memorys are still felt.

My god take all who where slain into his house.

Andy Doyle Liverpool England.

April 18, 2007, 5:17am • #7206

I am very sory for everyone of you,
I was very, very shocked when I saw it on the news…

my wishes are going to all of the vicims family.

Marleen den Hartog, 16, the Netherlands

April 18, 2007, 5:17am • Bodegraven • #7207

God bless everyone affected by this tragedy.  My hearts go out to all the students, staff, and loved ones in Virginia.  All of us at Oakland University in Michigan are praying for you.  God speed.

April 18, 2007, 5:17am • Royal Oak, Michigan • #7208

My prayers and condolences go out to the Virginia Tech Family. This is an American Tragedy,but the Hokie spirit has long touched me even here in Southern California.  The Hokie spirit will live on. God Bless
Carl S.

April 18, 2007, 5:17am • Vista, Ca. • #7209


We are a small class in Wexford in the South East of Ireland. We were so shocked to hear what has happened on your campus. We have been following closely the stories as they emerge through the news and the internet. Your courage and strenght through this trying time has been an insiration to many. We all wish to offer our condolences to the families and friends of those effected by this tragedy and pray that your strenght will see you all through.

May God protect you all at this time and always as you face the journey ahead.

From all at the FAS Training Centre, Co. Wexford, Ireland.

April 18, 2007, 5:17am • Ireland • #7210

I still cannot believe how one of us could do such things. Nobody can decide upon other’s life. We all have the right to live and no one can take that away from us. And still...they do!
It’s so sad!
My heart goes out to all the victims and their families!

April 18, 2007, 5:17am • Bucharest, ROMANIA • #7211

Crying from Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada. May you stay strong and find strength in each others love, guidance and support. Our prayers are with your entire community, all of the affected families,friends,colleauges and survivors of Virginia Tech.

Mark S

April 18, 2007, 5:17am • Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada • #7212

My wife and I send our deepest simpathy and thoughts to all of Virginia Tech students. We feel empathy for all affected families.
May God Watch over you during this healing process. God Bless you always

Andia and Genci Duraku

April 18, 2007, 5:17am • Tirana, Albania • #7213

I would like to send my heart fealt condolences to all at Virgina Tech and their families.

Thinking of you all at this very sad time

Brian Purvis

April 18, 2007, 5:18am • Gosport, Hampshire, United Kingdom • #7214

Let’s hold our hands, just carry on. Thing will be fine. To all VTs - God is with you forever.

April 18, 2007, 5:18am • Xi'an/Lincoln China/Nebraska, US • #7215

What happened must be a disaster, but the whole world believe that VT will be more stronger
than ever before.

April 18, 2007, 5:18am • Chengdu, China, PR • #7216

My prayers and condolences to the families, students and faculty of VT.


April 18, 2007, 5:18am • Toronto, ON, Canada • #7217

I am really sorry about whats happen in your university and I wish that I can come and share your sad and be with you in every secound that you spend and I am all the time wishing the peace like student who live inside Israel an finaly

April 18, 2007, 5:18am • Rahat,Negev, Israel • #7218

I do not know anyone involved, but the sorrow rakes at my heart and spears my thoughts.
My thoughts and prayers to everyone there.
I hope my thoughts help just a little bit.
Daryl Woolfe

April 18, 2007, 5:18am • Grafton, New South Wales, Australia • #7219

it all seems so senseless and such a waste.  sending all my sympathies and love to everyone at VT and all the families affected. 

louisa brown

April 18, 2007, 5:18am • Glasgow, Scotland • #7220

I am soooo sorry for all of the losses that you have been through these past few days...My heart goes out to all of the families that lost loved ones in this tragic event. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


April 18, 2007, 5:18am • Buffalo MN • #7221

Dear VT all

Our thoughts and condolences go out to you as a result of this shocking tragedy. Be assured the whole world is thinking of you.

Aylward family

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Dubai, United Arab Emirates • #7222

The grief and sorrow you are going through is pain no one would understand; it is indescribable.  Unable to understand this reality, denial swallows you up.  Refusing to listen to the truth, you box yourself in a world where it is always night without stars; you walk on a road with cracked stones; you wander into a land where there is no water and no grass.  This time is hard and we know.  But you have to realize that there are many people out there feeling the same way as you.  They are hurting, too.  There are millions and billions of people who have lost their friends and family members.  The important thing is that they walked through it.  They had their faith and believed that they could do this, that they could get past this.

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Taichung, Taiwan • #7223

Many dreams are being put to rest today.  The dreams of those lost that would have shaped our world.  Those who were taken away are now Angels watching over you all.  Remeber thier dreams. Fulfill thier dreams by completing what they now can not.  Dreams are whispers brought to us on the wings of Angels.  As they whisper thier dreams to you, know that they will always be with you.  Bless you all. Please know that there are people out here who care and are here to help.  Love,

The Paul, Brenda and Dani Jo Keene

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Kuna, Idaho USA • #7224

have you ever heard Dream Theatre’s “finally free”?
it’s sounds strange today…
when I listen to this music I think about Your tragedy.


April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Piaseczno,Poland • #7225

I am so sad mainly because one of the victim is an Indonesian student who already study hard to get his PhD degree.

Yohanes Sudaryanto

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Surabaya, Indonesia • #7226

All over the world we have heard what happened at Virginia Tech. Incredible. There are no words to express how deep this tragedy is for you all. I want to share my condolences to you and pray that God will give to you all the strength you need.

Ina Verhoeven

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Stellendam, the Netherlands • #7227

My thoughts are with you at this sad time

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Matt, Bristol UK • #7228

We learn all too often in life that it is much too short.  Live each day to the fullest!  Ccntinue to celebrate the incredible and innocent lives of those who were taken so suddenly from you on Monday morning. Keep your wonderful Hokie spirit alive as an example for the world.  Ginny M. and Eddie C. be safe, you are in our thoughts an prayers here in Italy.  Take care VT community.
All the best, The Thibodeau-Sasso Family

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Romano d'Ezzelino, Vicenza, Italy • #7229

It breaks my heart to read about what these people have been through and not to mention how the families are going to feel for the rest of their lives who have lost their loved one’s, the whole world is thinking about you and praying for them who have lost their lives, why would someone do something so callais to innocent people. America needs to sort their gun laws out immediately or this could happen so easily again!

this is a devastating time for all, young people hurt for no reason, my prayers are with you all!

Stacey UK

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • UK • #7230

My heart breaks to watch the news and see the images of friends and families of those who lost someone. I hope you guys have the strength to make it through this and carry on because whoever you guys have lost would want you to carry on also.

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Irvine, CA • #7231

Sirs & Madams, The US must ensure there are adequate security checks in public places.  I was in the US myself several years and understand the situation well. In all possibility, the outburst of an angry frustrated individual could be fatal. The “art of living” by sri sri Ravishankar would be an excellent peace maker to help people in the US learn to understand themselves and control their negative emotions.

My heartfelt condolences to the families struggling to restore themselves from this horrific incident.

- Pandarinath, India

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Delhi, India • #7232

Hearing about the massacre on the news made me so emotional, I couldn’t stop crying! I grew up in Canada. The scary thing is that it could have happened to me too ... I could have been killed or something!

My heart goes out to everyone who lost someone in the tragedy that took place @ VT. You’re in my thoughts and prayers!

Love, Linda

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Sweden • #7233

In a sense, we are all victims of this horrible tragedy.  We must band together to mourn and we must band together to heal.  Although the day is dark, our school will again see light.  My prayer is our students have not died in vain.  Hokies, let’s take the leadership role and help make campus life safer for students and faculty at Universitys everywhere. May God continue to guide our campus leadership in this healing process.  May the grace of God be with our Virginia Tech familiy.

April 18, 2007, 5:19am • Woodbridge, VA • #7234

My heart is crying for you.....with you......just know that you are prominent in my prayers to our Father......

Your student body aquitted itself well in the last 48 not hang your heads.....

very classy............

I will forever be a hokie.......

Gregory Trotman
Federal Way, Wa.

April 18, 2007, 5:20am • Federal Way, Wa. • #7235

My condolences and prayers to all affected by this cruelty: students, professors, and families of the victims.

April 18, 2007, 5:20am • Valencia, Spain • #7236

You’re safe now my friends nobody can ever hurt you again,and to the families be brave and remember the good times.Chris John

April 18, 2007, 5:20am • Ottery St Mary Devon UK • #7237

RIP all those that have gone

April 18, 2007, 5:20am • winchester, england • #7238