Condolences, April 18, 2007

Dear all,

This tragedy is being felt by all around the world, Australian hearts and minds are with you all. Please please think about reviewing your gun legislation for all future generations of young Americans.


Joe Milsom

April 18, 2007, 7:00am • Sydney, NSW, Australia • #8094

We´re so schocked...we pray for you...and light a candel..that their light may always shine…


April 18, 2007, 7:00am • Germany • #8095

I pray for all the families involved in this tragic event on Monday, that the God of peace will comfort your hearts and souls. Please know that he is with you in times of your mourning. I will always pray for all those who have lost their love ones, for all the students present in this tragic event, and also to the staff of the university. I pray for serenity and that your vision for a better future will stay strong.


April 18, 2007, 7:00am • Vienna, VA. • #8096

Our condolences to the entire Virginia Tech community.

A. Libien

April 18, 2007, 7:00am • Darwin, Australia • #8097

From a Vietnam vet and his family in south Texas, we send our prayers and express our sadness.  May God be with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:00am • Schert z, Texas • #8098

May God bring you all peace and comfort as you grieve.  May His strength heal your spirit and His light guide your way from the darkness of your sorrows.

April 18, 2007, 7:00am • virginia beach,, VA • #8099

Dear Brave, Courageous, and Loving Students of Virginia Tech: 

Our Family (the Celotto’s and Cellini’s) are horrified by the way your love and trust in humanity has been shaken.  We are crying with all of you.  From the bottom of our hearts and souls, we are so very very sorry for your pain, anguish and sadness.  We have created a Memorial for you in our very own Garden.  When sadness and despair comes into my Life, I go to my Garden to pray and to create beauty for the loss and sadness I am feeling.  I am again crying for you and your Family and Friends.  Every student that I listen to from Virgina Tech has such a beautiful spirit of courage, respect and a commitment to help and love one another during this most difficult and horrifying time.  We Love you, we Honor you, and we are here for all of you to lean on and Love you.  Love and Friendship to all of you.  Joe and Lorrie Cellini.

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • Media, Pennsylvania • #8100

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • Philippines • #8101

I’m from VietNam. I am so sorry to hear about what happened. You are in my prayers. Rest in peace…


April 18, 2007, 7:01am • VietNam • #8102

I have two cousins attending Virginia Tech who were thankfully unharmed.  My heart goes out to all students, their families, friends and not forgetting the staff at Virginia Tech who have lost someone close to them in this unbelievable tragedy.  Theres just no words to describe how awful this tragedy is.  No words to help ease to hurt and pain that everyone is going through.

You are in our thoughts and prayers

Ann-Marie Keating
Bray, Co Wicklow

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • Wicklow, Ireland • #8103

Dear Virginia Tech Hokies,

Our prayers are with you all and with the families who lost their loved ones.

May the spirit of our Lord and Savior be with each and everyone during this sad time.

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • Chesapeake, Viriginia • #8104

Deep Condolence.
On behalf of my country INDIA.

I express my deep sorrow on the unfortunate event of campus shoot on 16th April.

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • Jamshedpur,Jhdakhanda ,INDIA • #8105

I am so sorry for all of you..I could not imagine the pain and hurt everyone must be dealing with.. I am a Security officer/campus cop
for our school district, and seeing this happen is frightening.. I want all staff, students,families,etc. to know that each and everyone of you are in my thoughts and prayers..Its heartbreaking watching footage on TV but i do it and say a prayer each and everytime i see it or hear about it.. I was never at VT but the compassion and support you offer is amazing.. May God be with each and everyone of you in this sadened time and always… God Bless& Love,
Ann Marie Stoner

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • Ruffsdale Pa • #8106

my condolences go out to all the people who died and hurt by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • zwolle, the Netherlands • #8107

I wish you much strength in this difficult time.
God Bless you All Anthonia

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • Holland • #8109

As a former Ph.D. for a 4 years a Blacksburg Campus

I really shocked and horrified with this tragedy on one of the best and safe place I ever know.

I want to extend my deepest, sincerest and my endless sadness to every one of you including my self.

May Allah forgive us all

DR. Abdel Rahman A Khatib
Assistant professor @ University of Ha’il
P.O. Box 2440,Ha’il, Saudi Arabia

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • Hail Saudi Arabia • #8110

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragedy of 16th April.  May you find comfort in each other and remember the laughter of days that are past.  Schools, Colleges and Universities should be a safe place for our children to grow into adulthood .  This tragedy has affected people from all over the world.  Love to you all xxx

The Dobson family

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • Hartlepool, England • #8111


April 18, 2007, 7:01am • VIRGINIA BEACH,VIRGINIA • #8112

To all Virginia Tech Students, Faculty and Families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this terrible tragedy.
Sincerest Condolences
Charlotte and Dave Paquette

April 18, 2007, 7:01am • New Brunswick , Canada • #8113

Do the postings on this website immediately lesson the pain of the families and friends of the victims?  Absolutely not!  Is there anything that anyone can do to make things better?  Unfortunately, no. Do we want to help?  YES!

Perhaps with time the wounds will begin to heal, memories will be cherished, the pain will lesson, and all of VT will know that an entire nation mourned with you.  We sat by our televisions and watched in stunned silence; we cried; we held our children tighter; we lost sleep over this nightmare; we prayed for you.

We can grieve as one, as Americans not separated by race, sex, or religion.  We can get angry at this senseless violence.  And hopefully at some point, we will be galvanized into action to prevent this travesty from ever happening again.

VT:  May you find peace in this time of pain.  My heart breaks for you.

Fawn Sachleben, military wife and mother of 2
Spokane, WA
LaGrange, KY
Memphis, TN (Christian Brothers University)
North Little Rock, AR

April 18, 2007, 7:02am • Spokane, WA USA • #8114

I am deeply saddened and shocked with the tragedy that happened at Virginia Tech. Our children should be safe at school. My hearts and prayers go out to the students and faculty and families of Virginia Tech. You will be forever in my heart. We are also mourning Your loss and feel Your grief.i Cant not even begin to comprehend the pain and sense of loss You are going thru.

April 18, 2007, 7:02am • Howell New Jersey • #8115

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their relatives. I don’t have words to express my sadness. It is indeed a very tragic and heart breaking incident. May god help us all in this trying time. May god give us enough strength to cope with the loss of our dear ones(pieces of our heart) and forgive that one poor soul. Amen.

April 18, 2007, 7:02am • San Jose, CA • #8116

To all the familys who have lost loved ones.Iam very saddened about this horrible and cruel insident.Iam so sorry my prays go out to all of the familys in this very sad time.everyone is in our prays.From a miltary spouse.

April 18, 2007, 7:02am • lajes Field Portugul. • #8117

I lie in bed and images of the day flash in my head
Gunman, massacre, people dead
Va. Tech, Va. Tech, Va. Tech

These aren’t the images I associate with Va. Tech.
The images should be the drill field,
sisterhood, classes,
Corp of Cadets, football, friends,
Purple passion, tailgates,
A piece of heaven on a sun shining day.

But Hell showed up on Earth instead and
Now many people are in Heaven.
Why?  We may never know.
My heart swells and my tears over flow.

The world will now know the university I love,
But the name will be a reminder of a dark side.
I will remember Ut Prosim;
I will serve my alma mater,
I will support it during this loss,
I will wear the colors boldly and
Continue to be filled with Hokie Pride.

April 18, 2007, 7:03am • Jennifer Nelson Class of 1990 Hickory, NC • #8118

Like many people across the country we are thinking of all of you in the Virginia Tech community. Our prayers are with you. Be strong. Some day the sun will come out again.

April 18, 2007, 7:03am • Concord, MA • #8119

I used to be a visiting scholar at Virginia Tech, in 98/99. I never got back to Blacksburg, just because I didn’t have the chance, since I have always loved those places and saved a good memory of a wonderful experience. Going back to a gorgeous past through those present terrible images, gives me such a pain that I can only try to convince myself that there is no explanation to all this tragedy. There is no logic into mental insanity. And I know that sorrow and anger grow up inside ourselves along with impotence.
I will keep on being proud to tell people, here, in Italy, about my experience in VT, about the strength, the pride, the intelligence and beauty of a people that arises again from blows inflicted with even more strength.
My prayer goes to all the innocent souls and their families and friends and I wish I could be there with them for joining their sorrow

April 18, 2007, 7:03am • Messina, Sicily, Italy • #8120

May time ease the pain you all carry on your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the
staff students and families that have been touched by this disaster.

The Tuckers

April 18, 2007, 7:03am • Carbonear Newfoundland Canada • #8121

One Love, from your D.C. family.

April 18, 2007, 7:03am • Washington, DC • #8122

To the entire VT family,
We are also saddened by your tragedy, and are praying for you, here in Israel

April 18, 2007, 7:03am • Kibbutz Shamir, Israel • #8123

Written with sadness and determination . . .

No End

No end to the evil
one man can do.
No end to the good
needed from me,
needed from you.

--John A. Robinson

April 18, 2007, 7:03am • Athens, OH • #8124

Toutes mes condoléances, je ne sait que dire face à un tel drame … ce message en français pour vous montrer que cette tragédie touche de nombreuses personnes au delà des frontières.

April 18, 2007, 7:04am • France • #8125

It is absolutely beyond comprehension what has happened at Tech.  My heart goes out to all the students and families at Tech and the community, and most especially to those most personally affected by this senseless tragedy.  My prayers, hugs and tears go out to each one of you.  My special hugs go out to the mothers most especially.  As a mother, I send you special love.

April 18, 2007, 7:04am • Richmond, VA USA • #8126

To my beloved Hokie Community:

Together we are stronger than the fear and tragedy created by any one person.  Lift your heads up and show the world that we are proud to be Hokies and that we will not, under any circumstance, be made to live our lives in fear.  Together we are strong.  We always stand together.  Hooah!

We are The Hokies!


Lee Harless

April 18, 2007, 7:04am • Blacksburg Virginia • #8127

I work at Hillsdale College in Michigan.  I work both in the residant halls and public buildings.  I would just like all at VT to know that students, faculty, and staff at Hillsdale College were shocked by the news.  We are wishing you all the very best as you move on.  I can’t help, but wonder how Hillsdale College would have dealt with something like this.  While I would like to think we would handle it well, I would like those at VT to know that in a time of should have, could have,and would haves I have nothing, but respect for the way VT faculty and students alike have dealt with this.  You are all models to us.  I think Hillsdale is a close campus as far as student, faculty, and staff relationships.  Even so, I was moved to tears as I have watched the way you have all come together in this time of crisis.  Even those who lost loved ones seem to support the college.  This isn’t the time to criticize.  Nobody can plan for this.  This is a time to mourn those lost and heal those still here.

April 18, 2007, 7:04am • Hillsdale , mi • #8128

I don´t know how to put into words how horrified and worried I feel for all those involved in the tragic events of April 16th. Please be strong for eachother and know that you are not alone. The whole world is around and beside you. I cannot imagine the shock you all must still be going through.. Don´t be afraid.
Life must go on.

April 18, 2007, 7:04am • Lisbon, Portugal • #8129

May the good Lord give you all courage and strength in this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all. God bless.

April 18, 2007, 7:04am • Karachi, Pakistan • #8130

Everyone at Virginia Tech is in the prayers of my family.  As the parent of a college student, I know how proud the parents are of the accomplishments their children made by making it to the college level.  I cannot know the heartache each of the families must feel right now but can only pray that God keeps you in his arms and gives you the strength to get through this horrible time.  Keep all memories of your loved ones alive now and forever. Your pain at the loss of your loved ones will never go away but will become less severe day by day. My prayers are also for all the students, faculty and friends left behind to grieve and question the events of 4-16-07. Remember that you are not alone as you travel down this road.
Carol McSwain

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Fallston, NC • #8131

Thinking of all the victims families and friends and all of you at VT. I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you are all feeling right now. I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart. Be strong.


April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Sydney, Australia • #8132

I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine your pain. God bless. - Andrew, sophomore @ University of Notre Dame

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Notre Dame, IN • #8133

I feel for all those who have lost loved ones.

R.I.P you will be sadly missed.

Tracy xxx

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Newcastle England • #8134

We send our Prayers and condolences to the families, Staff, and Students of this tradegy of Virginia Tech. And that the Lord provide you with comfort of his Love and Peace. In the Name of Jesus.  Milton Livings,Jr. Louisiana Tech College

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Lafayette, Louisiana US • #8135

Knowing this all is very disturbing for all of us. May ALLAH gives courage, hope, and patience to families who suffered from this bad incident.

Rizwan Abbasi

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Karachi, Pakistan • #8136

What an inapprehensible tragedy! Sincere condolences.

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Salzburg, Austria • #8137

My heart weeps for your losses.  I can not imagine the pain and anguish you must be feeling.  I am saddened for this terrible event.  It is so unfortunate.  My God reign his love down upon all.

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Guntersville, Alabama • #8138

Dear lord jesus i pray for all of those people afected by this. i pray lord god that only good can come from this and that hearts will be at peace.amen............

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • bangor,northern ireland • #8139

As I watched my TV screen in utter disbelief, tears streamed down my face.  May each one of you find comfort in the days ahead and know that with some time your sadness will become easier to live with.  Please know that the world has embraced each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Mount Olive, New Jersey • #8140

I just wanted to send out by profound condolences to the family and friends of the victims of this horrific tragedy. This was not just a tragedy in Virginia.  This has touched the entire country.  May God Bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • Davie, Florida • #8141

Wish there be peace forever. My heart is with yours.

April 18, 2007, 7:05am • China • #8142

Volevo esprimere le mie più sincere condoglianze ai parenti, amici, conoscenti delle vittime coinvolte in questa tragica vicenda e porgere simbolicamente a tutti gli studenti di Virginia Tech un solidale abbraccio. Vi sono vicina .

Chiara Mazzoletti

April 18, 2007, 7:06am • Geneva, Switzerland • #8143

We are with you all in spirit and in prayer! Hold on tight to each other! 
There are no words that adequately express my deepest sympathy!  My love to you all!

April 18, 2007, 7:06am • Hampton Virginia • #8144