Condolences, April 18, 2007

Condolences to the family of the victims...I can believed what’s’s really a sad moment

April 18, 2007, 8:04am • Montreal Canada • #9095

My heart goes out to, and my prayers are lifted up on behalf of, the families, friends, students, faculty, administration, and others touched by this tragedy that will never be forgotten. Only our Heavenly Father can comfort and give peace in times like these.

I commend the administration and police for making the best possible decisions at each timeline.

Cliff Hodnett
Class of 62 MATH

April 18, 2007, 8:04am • Danville, VA • #9096

To All of the victims Family & Friends,

It is with deep sorrow to condone such saddness. I don’t understand why God let this happen. I cannot imagine what the victims and those who survived went through. My deepest condolences to all. May God bless us all.

Michael Caldera, New York City

April 18, 2007, 8:04am • new york • #9097

To all the faculty and staff at Virginia Tech- My thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad and trying time. Although I can’t relate first hand to your grievance and loss, I am deeply saddened by this tragic event. May God be with you during this difficult time.  -Kat

April 18, 2007, 8:04am • Wilmington, Delaware • #9098

i’m sorry…

April 18, 2007, 8:04am • rep. korea • #9099

I wish to send my sincere sympathy to all of the families and friends of students/professors who lost a loved one during this horrible tragedy. I also wish for a speedy and complete recovery to all of those injured. May God bless you all. I will continue to have you all in my thoughts and prayers, as well as the family of Cho.

April 18, 2007, 8:04am • Nesquehoning, PA • #9100

Words can not begin to express the sorrow i feel for everyone involved,but lets not lay blame except for where it needs to be. healing is the only answer GOD Bless ALL the VA Tech community

April 18, 2007, 8:04am • vinton ,VA • #9101

As a proud Virginia Tech alum my heart is breaking to watch my “home” in mourning.  I cannot imagine the devistation and saddness that you are experiencing.  My prayers are with you.  May you all have the peace that passes understanding…

April 18, 2007, 8:04am • Duluth, GA • #9102

Everyone knows these messages do not lessen the pain of loosing a loved one, but when you read them we hope you know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  We, as a nation, are sharing in your sorrow and can only hope that we have learned from this horrible tragedy so no other families will have to experience what you are experiencing.  Stay strong and know you will be in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Torrington, CT • #9103

May God bless you in your time of grief.  We are all praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Jeanne Higgins Middletown Ohio • #9104

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Brisbane Australia • #9105

I am a proud parent of a Hokie.  While my daughter is now safe at home, I grieve and mourn for all of the families and friends who have been touched by this tragedy.  I have been awed by the spirit of the campus and the Hokie community that has been broadcast across the television networks and the internet. That spirit will live on and grow. I am the proud parent of a Hokie.

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Springfield, Virginia • #9106

Sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all at Virginia Tech. This is going to be a very hard time for you but I am sure that your spirit and strength will shine through. God bless all that lost their lives and all that have to live without them.

Amanda,England xx

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • uk • #9107

After watching the unity of the students and faculty following the massacre, I’ve become a fan of your school and community. The response of those in attendance of the service on Tuesday was moving to say the least. Stay strong Hokies! God Bless.

Gary Cheyne

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Burlington,NC • #9108

as we are the people share your sadness. we wish these events would never repeat

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • turkey • #9109

We share our condelences up here in Canada, our hearts and with you all, to the families who lost their dear children, and to the students who have to deal with this and live thru it..God Bless you all..

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Georgetown, Ontario Canada • #9110

Like everyone who has heard about this horrible act and so many heart breaking losses, we am so deeply sorry for your loss.  To all the families, and victims of this tragic act, may God be with you during this very difficult time and heal your pain.  May all the innocent victims rest in peace and their light shine as they watch down from Heaven.  Sending lots of love to all the families.
God Bless you all!  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Christina R.

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Baton Rouge, LA • #9111

My family was so sad to hear the news.  We are so very sorry and our thoughts are with you.


April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Leeds, England • #9112

What can be said at a time like this? I truly wish for you all the strength to make it through this most difficult time in your lives right now.  As a teacher, I have the utmost respect for those of you that faced the day with a bravery and stamina that many of you did not even know that you had within your being.  May you find the peace that many of you are so desperately looking for. JLBrent

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Scottsville, Kentucky • #9113

This was posted on 4-18-07 at FLTeach, a listserve for international language teachers. The writer requests that it be shared.
--Marcy St.John, Bowling Green, OH

She writes:
“I am the widow of professor Lyrintzis, one of the
three professors murdered by a student at SDSU 11 years ago. I have no words to express my horror and pain when I learned about the shootings yesterday.

I feel I should do something, but I am not sure what. If any of you know any of the victims family please forward this message to them, if you deem appropriate.

My heart goes out to you and your family. I know that little comfort comes from the words of others after the life of a loved one is taken in such a violent, senseless, meaningless and unfair
way.  The feelings of outrage and despair take a long time to dissipate and even though they fade away, it does not take much to have them
resurface. It is a tragedy that changes our lives in indescribable ways.

I am very sorry for your loss. May your memories of the love and support of your family and the knowledge that the whole country is mourning with you, help ease your pain.

In solidarity,

Deana Alonso
Costas Lyrintzis’ widow
SDSU school shooting in August 15, 1996
<deanaalonso@COX.NET> “

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Bowling Green, OH • #9114

What is a Hokie?  We now know.  A Hokie is a cherished, caring, intelligent, articulate member of the Virginia Tech community

A Class of ‘69 alumnus

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Pennsylvania • #9115

I am a graduate of Tech and was shocked and deeply saddened with the killings that took place.  I am extremly proud of the way our school has handeled this tragedy. I am and will always be proud to be a HOKIE!

Bill Gunderson

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Alexandria, Virginia • #9116

A mindless act that has dampened the hearts of the world,our thoughts are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Rep Of Ireland • #9117

No matter where we are in this crazy world, we all share your pain and sorrow today.  Please know there are many thinking of you at this horrible time.
Peace and love,

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Toronto, Canada • #9118

To all of you at Virginia Tech, My heart goes out to all of you. I sit here ,not knowing any of you, but I sit here and cry and mourn with you.For the last two days ,all my thoughts and prayers are with you.A hug to all of you from Wolfeboro ,N,H.My prayers and thoughts will be with you always.I carry your heart with me , I carry it in my heart, God Bless!!Donna

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Wolfeboro,NH • #9119

i’m very shock about the incident, i hope it will not happen again

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • jakarta , indonesia • #9120

There are no words to express our sorrow and pain.  Our hearts go out to all members of the Hokie Nation, wherever you are.  Don’t let this time of darkness dim the light of spirit that shines from your campus and community. Go, Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Rochester, New York USA • #9121

I am so saddened and cry every time I see something on the news about this.  All of you children are so brave and for those that died, my sincerest sympathy to those families.  I have one daughter, 16, and I would not be able to go on so I wish them strength to carry on. 
Kris Johnson

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Langhorne, Pennsylvania • #9122

To All The Faculty and Students,

My prayers continually goes out to everyone at Virginia Tech School, as well as the families of those who have lost their loved ones. I pray that during this terrible and distressful time that everyone seeks time in the bible for words of encouragement and strength.

May God Bless You All!!!
Sis Monica

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Palm Bay, Florida • #9123

There are no words to describe the sorrow or the pain. There are no words to help those effected by this horrific situation, but there is the thought that we, the rest of the world, greive for you and with you. As the days pass by it will not get any easier, but our thoughts will ALWAYS be with you and are prayers will forever go out to you.

May those no longer with us, give strenth to the familes left behind and may all those still here find peace and strength in the support from those around them.

We all are Hokies now!!!

April 18, 2007, 8:05am • Ontario, Canada • #9124

I’m from China and I was quite shocked when I heard about this sad event.(please forgive my poor English)At first I was told that the murderer is Chinese and I...felt quite ashamed about this… When the final news came that we are not guilty , nobody felt any “calmed”, instead , my friends and I felt more....
Dear friends,may you rest...I am quite sad....

ps. why don’t you make it a law not to allow people to have guns illegally?

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Ma'anshan,Anhui,PRC • #9125

God Bless you all I am sorry it had to happen to ones who did nothing wrong. But they are with God and he will take care of them.

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Pink Hill NC • #9126

To all the families and friends of those who have passed, we wish to send our thoughts and prayers and hope that in the future you will remember how wonderful those lives were.  The Cushman Family

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Mattituck, Long Island New York • #9127


April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Miamisburg, Ohio • #9128

God Bless you all!

I am a father of four with three children in University in Ontario. My heart is with all of the brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and students.

Your pain is a pain felt everywhere around the world.

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Toronto, On. Canada • #9129

The tradgedy you were forced to endure was senseless and achieved absolutely Nothing but the destruction of lives and families.
Hopefully you will all console each other, grow and be strengthened by this madness.
Live in the knowledge that the country / world stand behing you all.

My prayers are with you all…

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Boca Raton, Florida/USA • #9130

This horrific murder moves people all around the world to tears.  It is a cliche to say that we share your grief, but sometimes words fail and we fall back on such well worn phrases.  I’m moved by your dignity in the face of such loss, students, faculty and staff.  You will be in my thoughts in the hours and days to come.


April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #9131

As parents of a college freshman, we send our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the stricken at Virginia Tech.  Every family of a college student feels extra aware and sensitive to your pain.  We know that words cannot take it away.
Rest assured that prayers are being said in all corners of the country and world.
We wish you peace and love during this most difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Arlington, MA • #9132

Dear Virginia Tech,

Please accept my deepest condolences to all victims, wounded person and all of you in Virginia Tech, especially to my friend from Indonesia. My thought and prayers always be with you.

Teguh Muhammad Rahman and friends in Indonesia

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Jakarta, Indonesia • #9133

As a professor, mother, and military wife, my heart goes out to all.  The world will never benefit from all the ideas, inventions, discoveries, charity, love, and life that those taken from us had yet to offer.  This tragedy started in one quick motion, like a stone thrown in a pond, and just as the rippling waves meet the distance shore, this heartbreak has touched us all.

- Dr. Kathleen Kaplan

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Arlington, Virginia • #9134

My thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by this most unfortunate tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Las Vegas, NV • #9135

To all the families, to all the students and to the community of Blacksburg...I wish you peace in this time of deep, deep sorrow.  May your memories be fond and your hearts be full. 

Leah Collier

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Louisville, KY • #9136

To all this terrible tragedy concerned. May God gives you Power and courage. I include you all into my prayers also and i hope that AMERICA which weapons concern perhaps nevertheless times awake around such a thing terrible for all future will prevent!
DEAR MR. BUSH dont let your People alone and dont be afraid to be a Human let your People know that you got also human feelings.

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Germany • #9137

Just want to let you know that our prayers are with you.


April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Tours, FRANCE • #9138

Shocking news. Heartening to know that our beloved PSGian Prof.Loganathan is one amoung the victims of the sad incident.

Heart felt condolences.


April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Dubai, UAE • #9139

My thoughts and prayers with you today and always.

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Waldwick, NJ • #9140

To all Virginia Tech Students, Faculty and Families,

We are so very, very sorry.  You are, and will remain, in our whispered prayers and in our saddened hearts.  You have already shown to the world that you have the strength to persevere and the will to prevail.  May you feel God walking softly beside you all.

Carolyn Harding-DeLaere and family

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Warren, Michigan • #9141

To all The Innocent Victims, their Families, Friends and fellow students you have my deepest sympathies. I am truly sorry for your loss.

You are in the world’s prayers. Please let the World learn a lesson from this tragic incident.


April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Limerick, Ireland • #9142

To all of you at Va. Tech, mine and many others here in La. feel your pain, fear and grief in this horrific time.  The dispare is unmatched.  We all pray for your healing and strength during this time of need.  Our children, friends etc. are also in college here and the fear is there too.  We pray that the Lord will guide you in the direction you should go and to ease your pain and sorrow.  J.Matte, Louisiana

April 18, 2007, 8:06am • Jennings, La. • #9143

This is indeed a sad time for you and our country.  I share the awful pain you and your university are experiencing.  We need to remember that we have a living and loving GOD and we need to pray to our Lord Jesus Christ to give us comfort during this trying time.

April 18, 2007, 8:07am • Texarkana, Texas • #9144