Condolences, April 18, 2007

God Speed Vrginia Tech.  To everyone effected by this terrible event, our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Lean on each other and trust in God, you will get thru this, do it for your lost friends.

Andree Bodemann

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Mississiaga, Ontario, Canada • #4631

I am sadden to see such a horrifc tradegy. I feel for the families victims and wish my deepest and utmost sincere condolences.

God Bless You All.

Jennifer Esquieres

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Edmonton, Alberta Canada • #4632

It’s painful experience, words can not describe what happened this Monday,16 2007.My condolences, thoughts, and prayers goes to the families and friends who lost their loved ones, and to all of you, that affected by this terrible tragedy. Be strong VT.

God bless you all.

Abdoul R. hamissou

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA • #4633

I am so sorry about this tragedy. I offer my deepest condolences to the victims families and everyone at VT.....

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Seoul S.Korea • #4634

Hats off to all heroes from VT.... Vinod K. Singh

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Nepalese in South Korea • #4635

It it not Virginia Tech, it is a lost soul who found evil who commited these horrible acts.  God Bless all of the VTech community and may you find strength and come through this stronger and and better community.  I am simply sorry, and the thousands of you are in my thoughts.  To the families and friends who have lost those closet, may know words cannot heal, but may the word and prayers of a country give you a piece of mind, knowing your friends and children will never be forgotten
Jonathan Heppner

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Woodstock, NY • #4636

I express my deep griefs for all those who lost their lives in one of the most unfortunate incidents , and I pray for their souls to rest in peace. May all the injured, and traumatized be cured and healed soon.
All the HUSKERS are praying for you.
Abhinav Pandey, University of Nebraska

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Lincoln, NE • #4637

To the Virginia Tech Community:

Our prayers go out to all VT students, staff, faculty, and families in your time of mourning. We all know that a similar tragedy could happen on any large campus or in any community in America, so we must avoid finger-pointing and just support each other through this difficult time. ASU is holding a candlelight vigil on April 19th to honor all those affected by this tragedy.

Your spirit inspires us all ~ please stay strong and know that your hearts will heal over time.

Your Friends in Spirit at ASU
Go Hokies! Go Sun Devils!

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ • #4638 fragile. LOSS… so sudden. In the wake of such loss and tragedy, we’re haunted by things we don’t - and may never - understand. There are no words that could convey the pain and sadness surrounding this horrific tragedy. My prayers and condolences go out to everybody at Virginia Tech. You guys will find the strength to overcome this and you’ll always have the people of this nation behind you for support. Stay strong Virginia Tech

Rob M

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Deptford, NJ • #4639

Dear all Virginia Tech Student,

I hope that all people feel better soon.
I also korean. When i heard this news i was so suprised cuz killer was korean.
But think about it, All Korean is not like killer.
Most korean is good.
In other word, Cheer up!!!
And God bless u.

Nick Kim.

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • NorthVancouver B.C Canada • #4640

I am so sorry to the students, teachers and everyone involved!! Our hearts in OHIO go out to yall!!

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Columbus, Ohio • #4641

Four years ago, when I entered UVA, I could have scarcely imagined a time when I would feel so close to the students of Virginia Tech. I want you to know that today I watched your convocation and when you chanted “Let’s Go Hokies,” I chanted with you, and I cried and cried and cried.

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Charlottesville, VA • #4642

It’s hard to comprehend that something like this could happen. When I couldn’t get a hold of my friend at VT, it all hit too close to home, even though I am halfway across the country. My heart is broken for your entire community and aches for families and friends of the victims. Please know that the entire world supports you, as we are all united as Hokies today.

Peace and Love from the University of Oklahoma,
Katie G.

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Norman, Oklahoma • #4643

Our deepest condolences go out to all the families, friends and classmates of the victims and the injured vicitims in this horrible ordeal. Please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers today and forever and we ask God to comfort you and be with you during this time.

God Bless.
The Simmons, C. santa Cruze, & Karlin’s

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Altadena, CA USA • #4644


April 18, 2007, 1:26am • SAN ANTONIO TX • #4645

Driving into Chicago tonight the flag in Grant Park was flying at half-mast.  What has happened still has not sunk in.  Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the Virginia Tech community.  God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Chicago, Illinois • #4646

There are no magic words that will take all the pain away, but I hope it helps a little bit to know that so many people around the world have been touched by this horrible event, and are reaching out in support of all the families of those lost and to the survivors. May you all find peace and strength to get you through the challenging days ahead, and many happy memories of those lost to make it easier.

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • cochran, georgia • #4647

I can’t help but imagine such tragedy that just happened on 16th of April and how it impact not just Virginian but people from all around the world. Deepest condolence to the families who have lose their loved ones. I just want to share my thoughts on this because when I watched this horrible incident I couldn’t at first believe it. I was watching from the morning that this tragedy happened until now I’m still looking at the people gathering together with morn and pay their homeage to the one that have lose their lives. Their will always in our hearts and in prayers. THEY ARE OUR HEROES A AND THE BRAVE ONES!!!

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Laie, Hawaii • #4648

As a member of the University of Washington community, where we experienced a murder-suicide on campus just two weeks before this horrific tragedy unfolded on your campus, my heartfelt sorrow and condolences are with you during this time of shock and grief. Remain strong and united, with love from the Husky Nation to the Hokie nation.

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Seattle, Washington • #4649

My condolences go out to the families of the victims of the terrible tragedy that occured on Monday.

My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech University - the students, faculty, and staff.

My heart goes out to the University and to the state of Virginia.

To the 32 victims who lost their lives - may your lives and legacies be remembered always. You will not be forgotten. Your spirits will forever shine bright.

God Bless and God Speed.

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Kailua, Hawaii • #4650

We lost beautiful people April 16th. We all need prayer for our beloved community. We need to mourn so we can heal from the inside out. Love and only love. We are praying for the families and friends whom lost their young lives. God be with us all.


April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Christiansburg, VA • #4651

I can’t fathom or imagine what you all must be going through. I do know that a nation is praying for you and the family of the victims. You will remain in my prayers.

May God Grant you peace in this time of great sorrow.


April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Dubuque, IA • #4652

As I sit here in Atlanta watching the coverage of the VA Tech shootings, I remember many summer afternoons as a kid on the VA Tech campus. My mom used to wash our clothes at Cook’s Cleaners, and she would let me walk all over campus without thinking twice. The windy drill field and grassy lawns of Virginia Tech will never be the same. This tragic loss of life has forever tainted a cherished piece of my childhood, and I mourn for those who lost loved ones. It hurts my heart to be so far away from home at a time like this, but my heart is with the VA Tech family, and I’ll be wearing maroon and orange.....

April 18, 2007, 1:26am • Atlanta, GA by way of VA • #4653

I was so sad to hear about the event that occured April 16th. Even across the country we mourn for those families who lost loved ones and who were affected at Virginia Tech. The entire LMU family is praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Los Angeles, CA • #4654

God Bless all of you, Virginia Tech staff. Please treat everyone kindly, our blessing is with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Beijing China • #4655

I and all my friends are deeply sorry to hear this tragic and sorrow things.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • nanjing hohai university china • #4656

My condolences to the family of the fallen. The whole world grieves with you. I hope they are all in a better place now.

We shall probably never know what made Cho do this but I will pray that God gives his troubled soul one more chance. May he rest in peace as well.

Be strong and be united. May God bless us all.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • West Lafayette, IN • #4657

Please accept my sorrow and be strong all Hokies

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • CGU, Claremont • #4658

Some 40 of us gathered today in our chapel, at 1:00 p.m. CST, the time when we knew students and faculty would be gathering there.  Here is part of what we prayed, after reading psalm 42:

Blessed are you, Eternal One, lover of the universe,
for you are the flowing stream for which we long.

We pray that your healing waters will flow gently among all those who are most affected by the shooting at Virginia Tech:

for students who were wounded and now struggle to heal,

for families and friends of both those who were wounded
and those who were lost from this life
(blessed be their memory and their life with you),

for all the students, faculty and staff of the school,

for all the families and friends who waited in anguish to hear the list of the deceased and who were – and are – far away from them,

for all the paramedics,
and police,
and doctors,
and nurses,
who served well but went home with broken hearts.

Slowly and gently wash away their pain and fear
with the steady flowing of your Spirit, and with tears. 
Wear smooth the jagged edges of memories, the bitterness and anger,
and slake their terrible thirst –
for comfort, for hope, for you.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Eden Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri • #4659

I am praying for each and every person, family and friend of everyone who attends VT. May God help you in healing.

Isaiah 41:10(NIV)
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Bellflower California • #4660

Virginia Tech is our neighbor, our friend, our blood. Through such tragedy, only love can get us through. To all the Hokies, we are here. Lean on us and we will stand for you.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Melissa Tate - East TN State University, Johnson C • #4661

My heart goes out to everyone in the Virginia Tech community. What a horrible thing to have to endure; what a tragedy. I hope that the families and friends of the victims find peace and comfort in days to come.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Dina, Chapel Hill, NC • #4662

God Bless everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Reading PA • #4663

I am a Chinese student in US. My friends in China also heard about the tragedy. We all felt very sad about this. Nothing can be more valuable than life.  Hope tragedy will not happen again, wherever. Hope the family, friends of the victims will heal from this tragedy soon. We just want to explain our condolences and supports to the community of Virginia Tech. You are not alone. We are all together with you. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Ohio, US • #4664

Dear Hokies,
I am so sorry for the devastating events that you have had to go through. I can not even imagine the feelings that you all are going through. My heart breaks everytime I think about the terrible actions that were committed against your student body. My heart goes out to all of you: student, faculty, loved ones of the victims; prayers of people all over the nation go up in honor of you. May God watch over all of you. I know that the University of Central Florida will continue to keep you all in our thoughts. God bless.

Ashley Hartstein-Horst
UCF sophomore

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Orlando, Fl • #4665

I love you all.  Please know that you are in the hearts and prayers of people everywhere.  You have a nation ready to help you; don’t hesitate to tell us what you want and what you need in this awful time.  I would readily donate time, money, or anything else, and so too would far more people than you may realize.  Love and strength be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Philadelphia, PA • #4666

My thoughts are with all family and friends of those young students of VT, who tragically lost their lives in this horrible tragedy. May they all Rest In Peace.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Australia • #4667

I want to send a message of support, love, compassion, and healing to all those at Virginia Tech. The entire University of Virginia community supports you and remembers all the victims of this horrific tragedy. It just brings me to tears to think of such a thing happening at such an innocent setting as a college campus. All college students from across the country are sending our love and support to Blacksburg. I really want to express my sincere belief that the memory of these 32 victims will never be forgotten. This event has defined our generation and we all stand together as young college students in solidarity with you all at Virginia Tech. Bless you all.

Eugene Resnick, University of Virginia 2010

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Charlottesville, Virginia • #4668

Penn State is with you in your time of grief.
April 16 was the day when we were not PENN STATE or VIRGINIA TECH but college students who came together in a time of mourning and loss.
On behalf of all Penn Staters, we send our deepest condolences to the victims’ families, friends, and to the entire HOKIE world.

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins- not through strength but by perseverance.” H. Jackson Brown


April 18, 2007, 1:27am • State College, PA • #4669

Please keep President Bush’s words close to your hearts......turn the evil into good!!!!  Let your anger turn into strenght.  These young people that have lost their lives will never be forgotten and neither will the ones that have been left to carry on life at VT. You students have shown us what life is about....if you are knocked get up...stronger than ever and carry on.  God bless each one of you!!!

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Christiansburg, VA • #4670

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.  May God bless each and every one of you.  I am so sorry for this horrible tragedy that none of you deserved. At least they’re in a better place now.

April 18, 2007, 1:27am • Miami, FL • #4671

Hokies are united around the country and world today!

~KTV VT ‘06

April 18, 2007, 1:28am • USA • #4672

as i woke up that morning i turned on cnn as i do everyday.I could not belive what i was seeing i was in shock that this could happen in a very peaceful place like VT.May god bless you all and give you the strength to get over this terrible ordeal.I will pray for the whole student body and also for the families and friends who lost the ones theyed loved.  god bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:28am • mississauga canada • #4673

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of great sadness. My heart goes out to the victims, their families and friends, as well as the entire school. I know you will find the strength to carry on. It will be a long road, but know you have support and love from around the world.

age 23

April 18, 2007, 1:28am • New Jersey • #4674

This is just sick, i cannot belive what appen 2 you guys, is just horrible, and i share all my condolences 2 the familys and all from mexico! and remember your friends and love ones, i cannot belive this, is just not rigth… I wish you the best…

April 18, 2007, 1:28am • Ensenada mx • #4675

My heart goes out to all the victims and its families! This truly should have not happen . God bless the families of this horrible event.

April 18, 2007, 1:28am • Barbados • #4676

I am so sorry about this tragedy. I offer my deepest condolences to the victims families and everyone at VT.

April 18, 2007, 1:28am • Seoul, S.Korea • #4677

I am a VT alumna and I am still in a state of shock that such a place of peace and hope and expectations of the future has been violated.  I give all my thoughts and prayers to the students, faculty and residents.  I believe that the spirit of Virginia Tech will eventually overcome the negativity of this horrible tragedy.  I have full faith in the ability and the actions of both the University and the student body to overcome and perservre.

April 18, 2007, 1:28am • Stacy Weber, 94; Seattle, WA • #4678

Please know that we are here for you. My heart is so very heavy with sorrow and the realization that this has happened is overwhelming. But seeing you all today gathered as a community of strong and loving people, has made it a little better. Make sure to take care of each other and believe in yourselves. You are always in our hearts

Kathleen, Tom Becker and daughters Lacey, Jackie and Jamie Forster (my daughters)

God Bless…

April 18, 2007, 1:28am • Reno, Nevada United States • #4679


April 18, 2007, 1:28am • KIRN, GERMANY • #4680