Condolences, April 18, 2007

Although Virginia is a great distance from Texas, those of us here at Texas A&M are showing our support for those of you at VT...we hosted a vigil tonight on campus for those who lost their lives yesterday. May God continue to bless the victims, their families, and the rest of the students and faculty....all of you are in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • College Station, Texas • #4431

It’s hard seeing this.  It hurts.  It moves me in ways that I rarely feel in my life as I watch and hear of this tragedy.  I always wish for no harm to come to anyone with all my heart and being.  For now and much time to come my wishes and hopes will change, my hopes, for all there at Virginia Tech to have a loving and strong recovery.  Virginia Tech is a proud and noble school, and it is those attending and teaching that make it so.  With all my loving thoughts.  -Michael Alexander Joyce/Tempe, Az.

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Tempe • #4432

To the staff and student body of Virginia Tech, May God’s love and peace comfort you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families affected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Visalia, California • #4433

Dear VT friends and families,

No word can ever explain the pain that you are going through right now...We are in an offshore office of a US client and everyone feels really sad about this tradegy. Please hold on to our God and let us keep praying for the peace that awaits the loved ones you lost.

Rest assured, you will always be included in our prayers for fast emotional recovery and may you be blessed with more strength.

Love and Prayers,


April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Manila, Philippines • #4434

My thoughts and prayers to the families, friends,
entire student body and faculty of Virginia Tech,
regarding this tragedy.

As an alumni of California State University,
Long Beach, thousands of miles away, I feel the loss of my “fellow” students, as we all are
members of one family.

I know from personal experience that there is no
such thing as a “safe” campus, as I helped apprehend an ex-parole, who attempted a kidnapping of a girl near the dorms.  Due to my being able to identify the man, and with campus
police he was arrested, and sentenced to state
prison.  The outcome resulted in increased night
patrols/security, lighting of dark areas, and
more awareness that it could happen anywhere.
My own false sense of security changed that night.

Hopefully, any changes that will occur after this
tragedy, won’t take away the heart and spirit of Virginia Tech.  That will be the true loss.

God Bless-


April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Stockton, CA • #4435

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the friends and families of the victims.  God is always with you; He has never left you.  Continue to hold on to each other and onto God.  There are no words for your loss, but I do offer my prayers and condolences.  May God bless you all.
God bless and lots of love and prayers,

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Highland, IL • #4436

I watched in horror from my dorm room at Immaculata University. Our hearts bleed for you all at VA Tech. Forever on the day of April 16th we are all Hokies. We even held our own candle light vigil in soladarity with yours at 8. My prayers are with all of you at this grave time. God Bless Virginia Tech.
Samantha Rhubart- Immaculata University clas of ‘10

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Immaculata Pa • #4437

My heart goes out to each and every one of the victims and their family and friends. Stay strong and stand tall Virginia Tech. From all the way down stouh in New Zealand, and speaking for my fellow NZ’ers, you have done well to come together as a community and wish you guys all the best for the future, FOR UNITED WE STAND!

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • New Zealand • #4438

VirginiaTech Students,Faculty/Staff & Families:

I want to let all of you, fellow collegiate colleagues and families, know that all of us here at Midwestern State University are praying for you during this time. My department staff and fellow directors want all of you to know that you will be in our thoughts in the days to come and that our whole campus community shares their condolences.


Department of Recretional Sports/Wellness Center
Midwestern State University

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Wichita Falls, Texas • #4439

The thoughts and prayers of the Cougars of Brigham Young University are with you. As a college student, I cannot possibly imagine how difficult and shocking this time must be. Even all the way in Utah, you are being prayed for. May God be with you always.

-Adam Forgie BYU ‘07 Grad

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Provo, Utah, USA • #4440

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me besides the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD

May God Bless each and everyone of you.  The entire nation has felt your pain.

My Condolences to you all.

Pamela and Family

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Newark, New Jersey • #4441

Although I didn’t know a single soul who was physically harmed through the heinous acts committed April 16th, I am filled with grief and sorrow for the individuals who were unjustly hurt.  My sorrow also extends to the individual’s families who are now emotionally scarred due to such a traumatic event.  Words cannot accurately express how this criminal act has affected my emotions and thinking.  My thoughts are with you all, and may the souls of the fallen rest in peace.

-Benjamin James Uphouse
Student at Emory University

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Atlanta, Georgia • #4442

Please do not point fingers at gun manufacturers, gun owner’s, gun clubs,hunters or gun anything.  This was a pure and simple tragedy by a deranged young man and the only way it could have been prevented would have been to keep him under lock and key and without just cause our laws would not have permitted that.
Also do not blame University officials for a delay in action.  That would be positively stupid.

April 18, 2007, 1:16am • Harrisburg, Pa. • #4443


April 18, 2007, 1:17am • PHILADELPHIA,PA • #4444

I cant even imagine all the pain and suffering your community and your university is going through my heart goes out to all the families and friends of those who lost a loved one in this terrible tradegy..remain strong and you will all be in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Mission, Tx • #4445

My deepest condolences go out to everyone who had friends or family taken from them on April 16, 2007.  I have looked over all the profiles and they all were such beautiful, promising people.  Please keep God in your hearts, as you are in his.  Just know those who were taken so abruptly are in a better place, and are watching over you.  Stay strong for them.

Nicole Gustafson and family

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Duluth, Minnesota • #4446


April 18, 2007, 1:17am • POLLENZA,PROVINCIA DI MACERATA, ITALY • #4447

I’m very glad to hare my condolences with you. I’m a high school student from Chile, who got shocked with this news...I can’t belive that human can react to those acts…
The whole world is praying for the victims and their families…

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Coni, Chile • #4448

My heart goes out to all the families that were affected and lost so much on April 16,2007. My deepest condolensences are sent to the whole community whether it would be a faculty member,student or parent. Stay Strong as it has appeared that you will be able to get through this and the whole world will be there helping you out.

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • College Park,MD • #4449

It seems to me that it is just too easy for a college student with $571.00 in his pocket to obtain a gun - how very sad. In any case, what has happened has happened and I offer my sincere sympathy to each and every one of you who have lost friends, family and/or loved ones. God speed to all.

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Northwest Territories, Canada • #4450

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, the families, and the rest of the students at Virginia Tech! I am a junior at Radford University and I can speak on behalf of the students here that we are all continuing to pray for everyone and everyone will ALWAYS remain in our hearts!!  WE ARE ALL HOKIES!!  May GOD bless everyone!!

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Radford, Virginia • #4451

Sooners for Hokies!

Here in Oklahoma we feel your pain deeply. Our prayers and sympathies are with you in every way. We all wish we could be there to help in some way. We all know this will be a hard tragedy to get over but we have faith in you because you are Virginia Tech, Go Hokies!! God Bless You

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Norman, Oklahoma • #4452

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the families and friends of all those involved in the terrible incedent on the 16th.

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Hebron, Indiana • #4453

Our son, a freshman at VT, is home safe tonight.  How blessed we are.  We are grateful for the opportunity to begin to try to help him with his grief.  Although he did not know any of the lost or injured, he is profoundly impacted.  He grieves for the families and friends of the lost, and he grieves for the VT that he could not wait to go to, where he quickly grew to feel a part of the family.  These students are too young and innocent to experience such a horror.  Our prayers are continuous for the entire community, and we support the hard working, deeply caring administration and security support at VT.  May God cover you all with his peace, strength and comfort.

John & Beth Happick

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Bel Air, MD • #4454

UT Dallas grieves with you Virginia Tech....our prayers and thoughts go out to those who need them most…

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Dallas, TX • #4455

"My family and I are so very sorry for the tragedy that occurred at your wonderful university, and that you had to endure it. Our heartfelt prayers are sent to GOD for all of you, the victims, and their are one of our great American universities, and we feel you are part of our family. We wish we could help you in some way, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.”
With our sincerest sympathy,
Jan Johnston and family
Dallas, TX

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Dallas, TX, USA • #4456

my heart goes out to all of you i will pray for you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • ft stewart georgia • #4457

In memory of those who were lost and in support of those struggling to cope.  The Hokie Nation stands strong behind you, never to let you fall. 

Laura - Class of ‘96

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Seattle, WA • #4458

I am so very, very sorry. This is horrible- I can’t turn off the television.
I attended Tech for a year before transferring to the University of Maryland in 2000 for financial reasons- Tech is an amazing community.

I just don’t know what to say; I am so sorry.

Virginia Tech is a special place- remember that and stay strong for each other.

My deepest condolences to the families and friends of those whose lives were taken. You are not alone- we all grieve with you.

My thoughts are with you,
Jenna Allison

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • South Windsor, CT, USA • #4459

My prayers and thoughts are with al of the families that have lost loved ones and to the survivors, may time heal your wounds and soul, I hope nothing ever happens like this again, remain strong and have strength for one another, take care and bless you all.. 

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • NSW Australia • #4460

My deepest condolences and prayers go out to Virginia Tech students, faculty, and families.  Being the sibling of a VT alumnus, I will never forget the Hokie sense of pride and community I felt every time I was in Blcksburg, and I know that the unconditional love and support the Hokie community shares will help VT rise from this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Northwestern University, Evanston, Il • #4461

To all the friends, families and loved ones of this senseless horrible tragedy:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May GOD be with you and guide you through this time of grief and sorrow. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • White Pine, Tennessee • #4462

Je suis avec vous Je prie pour vous et avec vous WE ARE WITH YOU Your great professor and poet has said it so well ( I was impressed) You are «hokies» wich seems to be another name for courageous people who will accept to go through the stages of mourning and out of it will grow more strengh and then again will be standing up at their own height (which is the most that can be asked of anyone by the way) God bless you and may the Spirit enlighted each one of you. Honor to you.  C C Dubuc

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Quebec City, Canada • #4463

You didn’t wake up yesterday morning expecting such devastating loss. My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry that your lives have been forever changed by this tragedy. I pray God will bring you healing (both physically and emotionally), comfort and an unexplainable peace deep in your soul that can only come from Him.


April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Admore, AL • #4464

My condolences go out to the students, faculty, and families who lost their loved ones. It saddens everyone that this tragedy occurred and glad that so many people are gathering for prayers and support. We are praying for the entire VA TECH… God Bless each and everyone one of you…

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • HOUSTON, TEXAS • #4465

I experienced studying in VT in a summer exchange program years ago. VT is such a peaceful univ. I am shocked and deeply saddened by the meaningless shooting and deaths that happened. How much more for VT regular students? condolences and my prayers are with you. God bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Philippines • #4466

Our hearts go out to you and please know that we do feel your pain.  We will pray for Gods comfort and peace to fall like rain upon your community.

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Drake

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Tacoma,Washington USA • #4467

My heart and prayers go out to family, friends, classmates and others who have lost loved ones. Even with being across the country this tragedy has affected us here in New Mexico. We love and pray for you all and we know that the Hokies will make it through. God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • Albuquerque, New Mexico • #4468

I have heard the horror of what has happened to the people there in Virginia Tech. May prayers and hope go to the families of the victims. My heart goes to the lone Canadian who was killed. This has been a great lose and my only hope is that strength and love comes from this. Love is what is going to keep you all going. Hold each other close and make sure that hate doesn’t tear you apart. Canada loves Virginia Tech and their families. Stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 1:17am • London, Ontario • #4469

My heart cries out to each and every individual that has suffered through this enormous crisis.  I am lifting everyone up right now and praying for strength. The strength to mourn as you will do,and the strength to get up every day from here on and make your way through this.  You are an awesome group of individuals that are loved by many around the world!!  Go Hokie’s!!  Keep on truckin’!!  We love you!!!

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • Corpus Christi, Texas • #4470

I have so much to say, and so few words to express what I am feeling and thinking.... To the entire Hokie community, my prayers for peace and comfort in your lives. To the parents and families of the young people whose lives were cut short by this, I pray that God will comfort you. To all the students - I feel like you were suddenly robbed of the joys that come from what should have been a glorious end of year ... I only pray that what I have seen as a remarkably close-knit community, and what I know have been wonderful times in your lives will somehow be remembered fondly amidst these tragic days… Please know that the words we all say may seem cliche, but they are most sincere… We - all across the nation and the world - share in your sorrow. If we could lessen your heartaches we would. Just know our hearts ache also. PEACE ...

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • Rockledge, Florida • #4471

so sorry for the tragedy, loss and suffering for all.  my thoughts and prayers are with all affected by the ripple effect of the action of one.  the promise of so many ended by one. many angels now watch over others. keep the faith

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • us army, germany • #4472

My heart goes for every family members of the students who lost life and to all the students of VT.Hope The govt of US takes this horrible massacre into account and put a restriction on any sort of weapon.


April 18, 2007, 1:18am • UK • #4473

I shed tears watching live television yesterday at midnight and my heart expresses sorrow to the students, staff, and members of the VT community for the pain of losing so many innocents. I also sincerely wish speedy recovery to the wounded and wish them strength in overcoming such a drastic change that they have to live with for the rest of their lives.

-Bibush Bk. Rana

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • Kathmandu, Nepal • #4474

My thoughts and prayers are with those who were lost, those who have lost and those throughout that were affected by this tragic loss. The Hokie nation will become strong again!

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • Staunton, VA • #4475

To All of Virginia Tech and America,
We have all suffered a terrible loss and my prayers for all of the people involved and know that this is a loss not only for Virginia Tech but for the whold country.  I have done my share of crying over this event and do pray that nothing like this will happen again.
May you all have peace in your hearts and I do know that this will take awhile as it will for the whole country as Collinbin is still in our thoughts and prayer.
God Bless all of you

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • Palm Harbor, Florida • #4476

It is so difficult to express the sorrow I feel for my beloved alma mater and the lives of so many bright individuals whose light was snuffed out in a senseless act. My deepest sympathies and fervent prayers go out to the entire Hokie Nation especially those closely connected to the victims. May God and His Peace be with you all.

1978 VT Alum

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • Shenandoah Valley, VA • #4477

Bless all victims. Bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • afny, Tsinghua University, China • #4478

Students, Faculty Members and Parents
My family is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007. As parents of a recent Drexel Engineering student graduate, it is with a heavy heart that we extend our sympathy to the community at VTech.  Though you may feel you have lost your “safe haven”, it is through prayer, love, forgiveness and time that you will find it again. We pray for all of you.
The Sirianni’s

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • Erdenheim, PA • #4479

I am so sorry.  We will never forget. Our prayers are with you and the inspiration your hope and love gives us.

April 18, 2007, 1:18am • Costa Mesa, CA • #4480