Condolences, April 18, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the VT family. We hope (Giunta middle school of Tampa Fl.) all of the injured will fully recover and VT can be once more be what is was on Monday and before this tragedy. God Bless, A FSU fan

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Tampa, Florida • #9745

I am a Miami Hurricane, my son is a Miami Hurricane, my other son is a Florida State Seminole.  This week, however, we are all three Hokies.  We pray for you and mourn you loss. May God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Homestead, Florida • #9746

I cannot even begin to say anything that would make anyone feel any better about this tragedy.  I just wanted you all to know that I cry right along with you all!  I dont know 1 person at VT, but my heartaches for all of you.  The best thing that I can do for all of you is to keep praying strength and unity for the school body.  Nothing will ever be the same, but as long as you all stand strong and you embrace each other and the grief that each of you are feeling, you will become a very strong school with more unity than you could imamgine.  Please stay strong and be patient with each other in this grieving process.  There will be lots of emotions for a long time.  Our hearts are bleeding for you.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Indianapolis, IN • #9747

My heart is very saddened by the tradgedy that took place on your campus. As an employee of a college it certainly hits close to home. All family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Brunswick, Georgia • #9748

My condolences to all of you living this terrible tragedy.
It just breaks my heart to hear such a tragedy.

My prayers are with you and God bless you.
Many people in Canada are thinking of you.


April 18, 2007, 8:35am • La plaine, Quebec, Canada • #9749

My prayers go out to all those who were affected by this tragic event. I pray that everyone will look to God for the stringth, peace, and love to ease the pain. I can not began to express the sorrow and disbelief that I feel. May God be with you all!

Lindsey Johnson

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Perry, Florida • #9750

My prayers are with you all, at this very sad time.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • JAS - Quincy, Ma. • #9751

I feel terrible about what happen, even though I didn’t know any of the victims nor do I know any of the students and staff that attend VT. I hope that nothing like this nor even similar happens again and that God watches over all of us because only he knows why things happen. I feel sadness in my soul about the the victims because they had dreams they had life in front of them no one has the right to destroy those dreams and end the life of innoccent people. You are all in my prayers may God belless you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • St.Petersburg Florida • #9752

A Kentucky native now living in Nashville, all the families, students, and faculty of the university have been in my thoughts and attention since the tragedy occurred. The entire nation is Hokie Nation right now. Life is often hard, casting shadows that disrupt and discourage. But in these times, we must look toward the light that is casting those shadows, and know there is a better place. Gold bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Nashville, TN • #9753

I just wanted to share my condolences to all people On Virginia Tech who has been affected by what Happen on Monday.God loves you and he is there to love you.John 3:16.He loves you because he sent Jesus to die on the cross for your sins.What happen Monday is so sad?I will be praying for you.


April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Oviedo,fl • #9754

Grief cannot be expressed through words but rather the gentle tear that flows to the ground. May you find the strength to shed all the grief needed to pull ahead into the future. For you are all Virginia Tech, may the world see you for your strength and not your loss.

-Aaron Shaw

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Columbus, OH, United States of America • #9755

I am deeply saddened by the horrendous events that have befallen your campus.  Please know that I pray for the comfort and healing for everyone, especially those that were injured and those who have lost their life needlessly.  God Bless everyone!

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Cumberland, MD • #9756

My sincere condolences to all of you, you are in my thoughts at this sad time.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Hertfordshire,UK • #9757

Having a student at VT who survived this horrific event, I still feel like I lost a child. This is how deep the loss has effected our lives and our community.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Centreville, Va. • #9758

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • LaFayette, NY • #9759

As a VT alumnai my heart goes out to the family and friends of everyone who lost their lives in such a tragic way.  you are in our thoughts and prayers.  God bless!

Chris & Susan Icenhour

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Nashville, TN • #9760

My very deepest sympathy to all families, student’s staff and faculty of Virigina Tech.  You will be in my prayers. 

Lisa Dennis
York University

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Canada • #9761

Hi Hokies,
I am deeply saddened by this barbaric act of inhumanity… my heart is full of pain thinking of what happened on monday morning. I feel extreme pain and sorrow when watch the grieving students, friends & parents on the television.
May all the fellow Hokies (Virginia Techies) including our indian fellows, who lost their lives get peace in Heaven and the injured ones recover fast..
You are in my thoughts and prayers…

Sumanth Bomireddy

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA • #9762

We, at the University of Indianapolis Athens Campus - administration, staff and faculty - extend our deepest and most sincere thoughts and sadness to everyone at the Virgina Tech.
We were shocked and horrified with this tragedy and our hearts go, also, to the families of those lost and have to live for the rest of their lives with pain, sadness, anguish and, we might say, disgust.

Bill Kiritsis
Vice-Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs
University of Indianapolis Athens Campus

April 18, 2007, 8:35am • Athens, Greece • #9763

God bless you all thru this hard time…

I cant imagine what caused this person to do this,it is all very sad.......

Peace and love to you all!!


April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Miami Fl • #9764

This is such a horrifying experience for all of you. 
For those Family, relatives and friends of those that were lost my Heart goes out to you...May God bless you, and help you through this rough time. The same for all Students/faculty/ and staff of VA TECH
Everyone across the country is saddened by your loss.
My sister asked me to quite my job, because I work for a University and this has scared her so much. 

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • MN RESIDENT/ U- EMPLOYEE • #9765

To all Virginia Tech students:

We, our country and world, are extremely sad about the events that happened April 16th. Nothing like this should ever happen, but the one’s who died for others will always be heroes, along with all of you trying to get through this rough time.

We as a nation are behind you. You are all in thoughts and prayers.

I attend Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis. We will have a special ceremony at our school today, remembering all of the Virgina Tech Students and Faculty. We want to send our thoughts and prayers to you during this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Indianapolis, Indiana • #9766

No words can adequately express my sorrow for all the beautiful souls who were tragically taken so suddenly April 16, 2007.  As the mother of a college student who tragically died 2 years ago, I feel your pain and I can only offer this: remember your loved ones for the lives they led and remember them with a smile in your heart.  The pain will never go away but it will fade and be replaced with beautiful memories of your loved ones.  I will continue to include you in my prayers every day and we will all rejoice one day when we will once again be reunitd with our children.  God bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Melbourne, Florida • #9767

Dear All Va. Tech Personnel(Students, Professors, Univ. Officers, Campus Police Dept. & of course Families of all fatally injured & wounded). As parents of a Va. Tech Alumnus, the past 3 days have been among the sadest of our lives. The sad, terrible & surreal events have temporarily broken our hearts. However, after viewing the students intervied on the TV(we are currently out of the country & in France), and listening to their descripion of the events; it just reinforced our extremely high opinion of just what it means to be a “HOKIE”! The strength, class & fortitude that they have exhibited on TV, justifyibly make us proud to be so far away, yet very close to them, if only in our hearts, thoughts & prayers. God grant everyone associated with Virgina Tech the ability & strength to weather this terrible tragady, as we know he will!! Our Heartfelt Condolences, Willam & Sheila McGeehan

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • France • #9768

I can only say how sorry I am for all the families and the University on their recent tragic loss.  Through tear stained eyes the nation shares your grief.  I pray that all of you find peace and remember only the best and not the day that stole your innocence.  God Bless all of you.  Rebecca Waters

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Monmouth Junction, New Jersey • #9769

We lost 32 Hokies on Monday. 

We will NEVER forget.

We will UNITE.

Patrick M. Lakin
Virginia Tech Class of ‘01

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Charlotte, NC • #9770

As a 1985 Va. Tech alumni, our family is deeply saddened by the events of Monday. My memories of Va. Tech are very happy ones and there are days I would like to go back in time to re-live it! However, I hope and pray that those attending Va. Tech now will try to focus on the happy memories rather than the tragedy. It has brought the Hokie family closer together now more than ever and there are millions of prayers going out for you all. God bless you all ... you make us proud. Go Hokies!


April 18, 2007, 8:36am • West Grove, PA • #9771

To the the students, faculty and staff, and families who are mourning:

I know that words can not take away pain, but perhaps soften, if just for a while.

So, I hope these words soften your pain in this time of sorrow and loss.


When your tears come, close your eyes, see their smile.

When your heart aches, close your eyes, hear their laughter.

When the anger enters, close your eyes, feel their love and friendship.

When you ask why, close your eyes and say, I will remember you, the life, not the death.

And when you walk through life in the weeks, months and years to come, walk with their smile, their laughter, and their love inside of you.


God Bless Virgia Tech
C. Nolen

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Neptune, New Jersey • #9772

My condolences go out to the VT community affected by this terrible tragedy.  Just know that you are in my prayers.

You should be very proud of your students—they conduct themselves very well when interviewed on TV.

Dawn Lent

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Hampton, NB Canada • #9773

Our prayers and hearts are with you, on these difficult time; we hope you find strength on the Almighty God.  Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Lawrence MA • #9774

My heart goes out to all those who have lost a dear one, I did too.....may God bless you all and give you the strength to survive this ordeal

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • India • #9775

There are no words for such a tragedy, I am only filled with sadness. Why is the only question somebody can ask. My thoughts and prayers go out to the innocent students and faculty as well as their families of Virginia Tech.
God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Salzburg, Austria • #9776

The tragedy saddened me so much. I wonder how would someone be so cruel. I am sending my condolences here from the other side of the world to those who lose their friends and family members, to everyone in VT. Be strong VT! God Bless.

Vicky L.

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • #9777

Although our words can never replace the loved ones you have lost, I hope you will find some comfort in knowing how much we all are thinking about and praying for each one of you. May you find comfort in God’s love during this horrible time, and the memories of those you loved so much.

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Bedford, VA • #9778

It is with a heavy heart that I send the families of the victims my deepest sympathies.

April 18, 2007, 8:36am • Barrie, Ontario, Canada • #9779

i am deeply saddened by the tragic event that occured at Virginia Tech.  you are in my thoughts and prayers.  please be strong and let not hate live in your hearts!  i love you all.  god bless!

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Yokota Air Force Base, Japan • #9780

On 1/1/06, I lost 4 of my family members in a random home invasion.  My heart goes out to the whole VT community in dealing with this terrible loss and the senseless brutality of the situation.  Nothing helps you understand how this kind of thing can happen.  Just know that you are all in the thoughts of everyone.  Take comfort in your friends and family.  My heart and soul share your pain.

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Richmond, VA • #9781

To the Hokie Nation,

I mourn for all of the victims, their families, their friends, their teachers, and everyone that has been affected by this tragedy.  I’ve been to Virginia Tech for a couple of football games, and I know what a great place Blacksburg and the university is.  Things like this shouldn’t happen, but we must grab hold of courage, strength, and hope to endure the challenges of healing that lie ahead.  I’m a graduate of NC State, and I’d like to leave you this quote from our deceased head basketball coach, Jim Valvano. 

“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.”

Time will heal, and the Hokie Nation will rise again.

Will Lawrence
NC State Alum 03’
Electrical Engineer

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Greenville, NC • #9782

I come from a country where snow or wind is
our daily neighbour. I come from a family that values knowledge, hard work and integrity like the rushing waters that crosses our land.My eyes and my hearth bleed for all those ravished, one too much.I hate guns.My father had seventeen hold-ups and even though a bullet never transperced his body, it killed him. He died young from the coldness of the weapon that left a trace around him. Jocelyne Forget-Ste-Thérèse, Québec, Canada

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Ste-Thérèse, Québec, Canada • #9783

I was shocked when i heard the news, it was really sad. I know its hard to move on, but i hope everyone will try your best. I am here praying for you guys. Be Strong! God bless you!

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Hong Kong • #9784

A very sad day for all peace loving people - young people with dreams and plans for the future , cut down in tragic circumstances- Be assured that many people from down under have you in their prayers. Mark

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Canberra, Australia • #9785

As a parent, I am grieving, crying and so deeply saddened for the children lost in this tragedy. And to the families of the professors, I grieve for the loss of your loved ones.  Please know that God’s grace and love will carry you through the darkest moments of your life.  To Virginia Tech - I cry for you and I know that you will be stronger than you ever thought you could be.  God Bless You.  Tim and Renae Tepe

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Lebanon, OH • #9786

Words cannot express how saddened the civilized world is following the attrocities on 16th April. 
My sincere condolences go out to the victims, their families and to those who had to witness this tradegy.
They say time is a healer.  May time heal you all

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Bristol, England • #9787

I wish to offer my condolences and let all those directly or indirectly connected to this tragedy know that many are grieving with you. I will continue to lift VT up in prayer. May God bring comfort to you all.

Celia Adams

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Twinsburg, Ohio • #9788

The day is done, the April sun,
is setting in the sky.
Our hearts they ache, for their sad fate,
and the loved ones left behind.
Let god guide you through,
with the strength and the power.
And lead you through your lonliest hours.
The memories of those,
who have been stolen away,
will be in your hearts forever to stay.
May god be with you all at Virginia Tech at this truly sad time, and may you all find peace in god.

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Hull, England, UK • #9789

may the world’s tears and the warm embrace of those you love nurture you and give you strength as you heal

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Ann Arbor, Michigan • #9790



April 18, 2007, 8:37am • MANCHESTER,ENGLAND • #9791

To all family and friends of the victims, our prayers are with you all.
This is a very sad time for all of us.

Moustafa Khalifa

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • New York, NY • #9792

At the rising of the sun and at its going down,
We remember them.

At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.

At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring,
We remember them.

At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer,
We remember them.

At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn,
We remember them.

At the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember them.

When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them.

When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them.

When we have decisions that are difficult to make,
We remember them

When we have achievements that are based on theirs,
We remember them.

As long as we live, they too shall live,
for they are a part of us, as we remember them.

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Lanexa Va. • #9793

Such a sad week this is. My heart is weak and heavy for this tradgedy was the worst I have seen in my life. I may live across the pond but I’m American and I did live in the United States for School. The school system was very strong in all of the schools I went to, including college. Which is why I’m shocked such an event could happen.

The outpour of grief is touching. I ask for people to keep up the spirit of these valiant students!

Much love and god bless!

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Bristol,England, United Kingdom • #9794