Condolences, April 18, 2007

i am deeply saddened by the tragedy at this school.  it should never have happened.  that young man had been crying out for help. 

i feel that i need to do something.  i own a promotional items business and i will be making memorial car magnets.  i will be donating all the profit to the hokie memorial fund.

you can purchase one by emailing

they will be ready for sale in a few weeks

April 18, 2007, 8:20am • boyds, maryland, usa • #9445

I am an alum from James Madison University and although I went to JMU, I was accepted to Tech first. I have many friends who went to and graduated from Tech and my heart broke when I saw what happened on the 16th. I work in student affairs at Northwestern University now and believe me when I say that we are all thinking and praying for everyone at Tech.

- Casey Yu

April 18, 2007, 8:20am • Chicago, Illinois • #9446

To all of you and your families. Our deepest sympathy. Such a terrible and senseless tragedy. All the wonderful lives we lost. Our hearts and prayers go out to each and every one of you and your families. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Sincerest Condolences,
Bev Brady & Mark Pfeil

April 18, 2007, 8:20am • Clarence Ctr, NY • #9447

Our family’s thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected. We are so sorry for your grief, and wish you love and strength to help everyone in your community get through this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Warwick, Pa. USA • #9448

To all the people that were affected in this tragedy let it be known that you are in our prayers.Words cannot express my sorrow and sadness. As a fellow college student that goes to a campus similar to Virginia Tech I was touched especially by the events of April 16. Today and now on ALL college students will partly be Hokies.

- Kevin Jones

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Ball State University - Muncie, Indiana • #9449

A partir de l’Afrique et de mon pays le Cameroun, je formule mes sincères condoléances à toute la communauté universitaire de Virginia Tech et aux parents de victimes.Il faut souhaiter que de telles horreure ne viennent encore gâcher la conscience d’une jeunesse qui a besoin de vie et d’espoir. Courage!
Yaoundé, le 18 avril 2007

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • #9450

To the students,the faculty, their families and their friends,
it is with disbelief, horror and heartache we watched your story unfold on the news - words alone cannot comfort you. Know that world wide- our thoughts, prayers and hearts go out to you all- may you find comfort in the days ahead surrounded by the love of family and friends; may you find the strength and courage to face the days ahead and may the memories of your friends though they are gone, warm your heart always.
my deepest sympathies.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Toronto, Ontario - Canada • #9451

My prayers are will you all. Please know that God is with you all, stay strong!

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Tallahassee, FL • #9452

We are deeply saddend by the events of April 16. I send my condolences and prayers out to the friends, staff and family of those at Virgina Tech.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Toronto, Canada • #9453

God Bless all the families and loved ones. You are in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Bethlehem GA • #9454

I want to send all the prayers and thoughts to all of you in the tragic time. Please know the country is holding all of you dear to our hearts. For all of those that have lost loved ones, have strength at this time

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • richfield, MN • #9455

I am sadden, and send my deepest condolences to all the students, families, and friends that will be enduring this tragic event. May the victims rest in peace, and may God be with all of you.

Heather Smith

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Columbus, OH • #9456

My cousin attends VT for egineering.  He was in the engineering building on the same floor that the shootings took place.  By the grace of god he was physically unharmed!  The stress my family has gone through is miniscul compared to those who have lost their loved ones.  I will continue to pray for your families.  God bless all of the VT students, faculty and families!
With my deepest sympathy~Jessica

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Lancaster, PA • #9457

Our Prayers go out to each and everyone of you during this sad and tragic time.  We know that through GOD you will be comforted and through the love, support and prayers of the rest of us, you will be ok.
God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Stephenville, TX USA • #9458

To all the Virginia Tech boys and girls:
You are the best of your nation to endure such a tragedy,
You are the best of the world who will conquer this difficulty,
You are the best of our hearts and make sure you will enjoy your life from now on, not only for yourselves, but also for the ones you love.

Wen Lianggong from China

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Harbin, China • #9459

We have a son who is a senior at VT. He lost several friends.  We deeply grieve with all the families. Our prayers are with all the VT community and that God will bring healing to all. 
With deepest sympathy, Jim and Jane

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Elkton, VA • #9460

We are chocked with this tragedy. We want to express our condolences to all the families. You must remember that all must be united to overcome in this difficult moment.

Familia Ribeiro

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Guimarães Portugal • #9461

My prayers are with the victims’ families, friends, colleagues and acquaintences through this difficult time, and people affected by gun crime worldwide - I pray that the Lord will comfort them, hold them and support them through this difficult time. You’re in our hearts guys.

Rob Redpath,
Youth President,
The Methodist Church Of Great Britain.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Manchester, UK • #9462

To all the friends and families of the innocent victims whose lives were taken so tragically, my prayers and condolences go out to you.  May God help you to be strong through this crisis!

-Ken D.-

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Chicago, Illinois US • #9463

Although I don’t personally know any of the victims, I am deeply saddened and as a parent, my heart aches for all the parents who lost their children in this tragedy. May you find the healing necessary to deal with this.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Manassas, VA • #9464

This tragic and senseless act has made headlines for the wrong reasons around the world.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those involved.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • London, England • #9465

We are all hurting during this very difficult time because all of the victims are our brothers and sisters within God’s creation.  I will continue to pray for the families of the victims, as well as for the family of the very disturbed young man who committed this awful tragedy.  I promise that the sadness in your hearts will lessen as time goes on, but the wonderful mememories of your friends and family members will live on forever.  God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Sterling, Virginia • #9466

Why did this Happen
We will Never Know
What makes people think
The have a Right
To take life so

Can we Forgive Them
That’s hard to do
But God Make us Stronger
Do deal with such too

So torn Apart
From Broken Hearts
Tears of Sadness like a blindness
To never see that loved one
Taken so callously away
But hopefully taken into a brighter Day

My thoughts are with you all. I have written this in memory of all the people taken away and the people left behind. God Bless You.

April 18, 2007, 8:21am • Dawn Englishby, Kells Co. Meath Ireland • #9467

To all members of the Virginia Tech Hokie family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Our deepest sympathies for your losses in this totally senseless tragedy.

Karen Hitchcock & Betsy Blackard

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Atlanta, GA • #9468

Im sorry to hear about the horriable news.  It is very sad and i cried when i heard about it. Just to imagine all of the horrific scenes you could have seen. I am sooooo sorry. Ill pray for you everyday but nothing can make better losing a loved one or a friend. Im sorry for the terriable news. But you’ll do okay. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Let God lead the way.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Tennessee • #9469

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  May you find peace and strength deep within your hearts.  The entire nation supports you.

Tony, Cathy, Trei, and Makayla Crowder

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Roanoke, VA • #9470

To all of those families that lost a loved one; my deepest condolences and I am praying for all of you!

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Orl, Florida • #9471

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the victims and families of this great tragedy. I offer my heart-felt condolences to you in this time of great tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Boston, MA • #9472

To the Famlies, Students, Faculty and Staff at Virginia Tech

My wife and I are proud Hokie parents of our daughter Shannon who will be graduating next month. Our hearts ache for each and every one of you that are grieving and trying to cope with this terrible tragedy. We pray that God will extend His Holy Hand of Healing over your campus, your families and your lives and that He light a path that will lead you to peace.
Virginia Tech is an amazing Institution and you should feel proud for being a member of this beautiful family.

Dennis & Wendy Begle

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Sterling, VA • #9473

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at VT.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Mount Pleasant, Michigan • #9474

As a graduate of Virginia Tech and a proud Hokie, I extend to the students, faculty, and staff of the university, as well as the parents and friends of those who lost their lives, my deepest sympathy.
My thoughts are with you, and my prayers are for you and for surcease of the grief that you suffer.  I am so proud of the student body who has shown the true Hokie pride and solidarity.  All Hokies stand with you.  Let’s go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.A. • #9475

My prayers go out to all the grieving families.  may God help you go through these difficult times.


April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Haiti • #9476

We pray for all of you, as well as our nation as we deal with this horrible tragedy.  Our prayers especially go to the families.  Stay strong, Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • La Plata, Maryland • #9477

... what a precious tribute, ... very well done.

Thank you for accepting our embrace, and tears ..

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Waldorf, Maryland • #9478

My best wishes to all victims, their families and every single student and staff in Virginia Tech.

In sad times, people bind together and see light out of tragedy—and the good times will soon return.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Hong Kong • #9479

No words can express the deep sadness and pain we all feel from your loss.  It is our prayer that the students, staff and family members who lost loved ones will unite and carry each of the victims’ spirit with them forever.

May the light shine in your hour of darkness.

Erik V.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Anaheim,CA USA • #9480

I’m very sorry about what happened. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the families. It’s very upsetting to hear. RIP all of the victims! You’re with the Angels now. Families and friends they’re looking down to you.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Pa,USA • #9481

I share your devastation and utter bewilderment that such a thing should befall young students and faculty members at an institution of learning.  There are really no words to express my sadness and sorry and sympathy for everyone impacted.  I trust you know that this has touched eveyone in a special way.  We may not understand why this happened, but I am positive someone’s life will be changed for the better as a result of this tradegy.  Hold on to your faith, God is always there with you. 

Carol Taylor, esq.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Southfield, MI • #9482

I was born in Virginia and grew up 10 minutes away from there and I would never think of that to happen I live in Indiana now but I am very sorry for everyones loss I knew one of the students in critical condition.

Tyler Costigan

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • New Palestine, Indiana • #9483

Our prayers are with you at this fragile time. There are no words to express the depth of this loss - just know that the Lord will carry each of you through the valley to higher ground.

Ferris State University

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Big Rapids, MI • #9484

To Virginia Tech students, faculty, family and friends:
We deeply feel your pain and sorrow. We extend arms full of love, compassion, hope, care and much faith. May the peace and light of the universe surround your souls to lift the burden and pain. We continue to pray for your healing and for a better tomorrow.

Alvarez family.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Miami, FL • #9485

As a mother of a graduate of VCU and College of William and Mary, I have never known so many kind and wonderful people from the state of Virginia. People in your communities know the importance of what and how to come together in times of need for each other.You are the ones that we can learn from. Our heartfelt prayers to all of the students,faculty,and parents of Virgina Tech.May God watch over all and guide you with the strength to move forward and do what you do best. We will keep you in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Chicago, Illinois • #9486

I am a Virginia Tech Alumni and I have been forever humbled by this event.  I just can’t belive that something so tragic could occur. If I remember nothing else about my VT community, they are strong, they are together, and they are survivors.  I am still proud to wear my hokie colors and know that something as horrific won’t keep that community down.  If anything, you will be stronger.  God Bless!

Heidi Asbury

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Fredericksbury, Virginia, USA • #9487

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and families of all the victims of this horrible situation. God Bless you all


April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Lancaster, Pa • #9488

I send my sincere condolences to all relatives of all who were killed so tragically on Monday . As a former teacher I am sure that the thoughts and prayers of all in academic circles in the UK are with you at this sad time .

Graham W. Swift

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Newcastle-under-Lyme , Staffordshire , UK • #9489

I can’t find any words for this horrible drama but all my thoughts are with the victims, their families and all of you at Vriginia Tech.


April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Nuremberg, Germany • #9490

In my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!


April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Walsall, England • #9491

May a higher power be close to comfort you and help you all get through this time of sorrow. As a mother of an American soldier, I know the paralyzing fear of an injured child. Please know we are all with you, shedding tears and send our love.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Asheville, NC • #9492

Our prayers are with you.

Mary & David Schnopp

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Dale City, Virginia • #9493

Although I have since moved away, I spent the first 23 years of my life in the Roanoke Valley. When I turned on the news and saw what was happening at Virginia Tech my heart absolutely broke. For the lives lost, for the students injured, for the entire community. Most of my family are Tech graduates. Because of that, I know the love that so many hold for Tech and I hope that that love can bring you all through this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:22am • Knoxville, TN • #9494