Condolences, April 18, 2007

May God bless all of you directly impacted by this heartbreaking tragedy. You are in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you strength and some measure of peace.

April 18, 2007, 8:45am • Woodbridge, VA • #9995

Dear Hokie Family

My Father, My Son and Myself would like to express our most sincere condolences to all the Families and Friends of those directly afected by this tradegy. To our Hokies, our Hearts and Souls are with you and we know that we will all get through this stronger, better and more united than ever before. “We are Virginia Tech” “We are The Hokies”

Luis A. Garcia, Aaron D. Garcia, Luis J. Garcia

April 18, 2007, 8:45am • Orlando, Florida, USA • #9996

My heart and prayers go out to the entire VT community, to the families of the victims, and those immediately affected by the senseless crime committed against these innocent people. God has them all in His hands now, and He will help VT heal from this awful tragedy. God Bless you all and know that Ferrum College grieves with you.

In God’s Love,
Jamie Anderson

April 18, 2007, 8:45am • Ferrum. VA • #9997

To the brave professors and instructors who placed themselves in harms way to protect their students, you are truly heros.  Your courage proves to a Nation so overwhelmed by this tragedy that there caring individuals in this World who put others first. 

To the victims and their families, our thoughts and prayers are with you.  God speed.

April 18, 2007, 8:45am • Fraser, Michigan • #9998

Vivo en un pais donde la violencia nos marca diariamente y es algo que duele y lastima profundamente, por eso oramos por ustedes para que se llenen de fortaleza y no permitan que episodios como estos los debasten y sigan luchando por hacer de este mundo un lugar mejor.

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Bogotá, Colombia • #9999

may god keep your loved ones with him and give strength to all who are affected very nearly and dearly by this incident.

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • richmond, va • #10000

As a mother of a daughter heading off for college next year, I cannot imagine your pain. The world stopped in their tracks and just prayed. This is such a tragedy. My family and I would like you to know that we honor your strength and courage during this difficult time and may god grant you the peace and strength to honor and cherish your friends memories, and continue your education with the pride of your school which shines through above all. Stick together, stay strong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God bless you!

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • David and Lisa Carraghan, Alburtis, PA • #10001

My heart pours out for the victim and family and friends who lost there love ones.
May god bless them an there family.


April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Cassellbery FL. • #10002

BE STRONG VT!! Rise up and do not be beaten.Do not let this little man destroy you,Stand tall stand together and stand up.You will come thrue this and you will be victorious,Do not hold on to the past but live for the future,You are all heros.I will pray for you and will not forget you. This has changed the way I think. In honor of you and your fallen heros I will pass on kindness and love.You have inspired me.God bless all of you. Please remember the world is praying for you.You will not me forgotten......Angela

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • MooseJaw,Saskatchewan,Canada • #10003

Non ci sono parole per descrivere questa enorme tragedia che tocca tutti noi. Non ci sono parole per questo dolore che stringe il cuore.
I am so sorry for all of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Melfi, Italia • #10004

The Friesz Family shares in your sadness, and cries for your loss. We are thinking of you all daily. We want you to know that there are many people across the US who support you and who say prayers for you.

Your strength is inspirational.

Scott, Deena, and Ella Jane Friesz

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Ft Worth, TX • #10005

My heart aches with you. My tears flow for you. And as a Hokie-in-waiting, my spirit longs to join you in this quest “to invent the future,” as poet Nikki Giovanni so eloquently said Tuesday. But until then, my prayers are that God gird us with love, courage and peace as only God can.

L.L. Wilson

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Atlanta • #10006

A Child Loaned

“I’ll lend you for a little time
A child of Mine.” He said.
“For you to love the while he lives
And mourn for when he’s dead.
It may be six or seven year
Or twenty-two or three
But will you, till I call him back
Take care of him for Me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you
And should his stay be brief,
You’ll have his lovely memories
As solace for your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay
Since all from Earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there
I want the child to learn.
I’ve looked this wide world over
In my search for teacher’s true,
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes,
I have selected you;
Now will you give him all your love,
Nor think the labour vain
Nor hate Me when I come to call
And take him back again?

I fancied that I heard them say,
“Dear Lord, They will be done,
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
For the risk of grief we’ll run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness,
We’ll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known,
Forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him
Much sooner than we planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand.”

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • England • #10007

To the entire Virginia Tech family,

I have lit a candle in my heart for you.

With deepest sympathy,
Suzanne Surbeck

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • New York City, NY • #10008

I express my deep sorrow on the unfortunate event ofcampus shooting on 16th April and my condolences to families and victims.

srinivas vajjhala

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • hannover ,germany • #10009

I think I am still in shock that something like this can hit so close to home. I am from WV only 45 min from Blacksburg and leaved in Blacksburg for some time ago. My heart, prayers and thoughts are with you all. My God Bless and be with you all.


April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Charleston, SC • #10010

To All Of The Staff, Students , and Families of Virginia Tech Students :
I send my condolences to you all and continue to pray for all of you . I know you are probably asking why ?? because I asked myself that to when I lost my brother in the World Trade Center on September 11th,2001 . There is never going to be a reason- but only you can keep their spirits alive and create something good (maybe a fundraiser)out of tragedy in your loved ones names . It NEVER gets any easier you just learn to live with it so I pray for god to give you all strength to get you through the toughest times . You will forever be in my thoughts and I know - rest assured - my brother Firefighter Lenny Ragaglia met your loved ones at the gate to greet them and take care of them and put a smile back on their faces . Virginia Tech you will Always be in N.Y.’s hearts ! God Bless you all !
Debbie Ragaglia

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • New York , New York • #10011

May we send our thought’s and prayers to all the staff and student’s at VT. There is no words that can fill the void in your hearts only time can do that. Never forget, never stop loving, never stop remembering the ones you all lost. And to the families of all the loved ones our hearts hurt as yours do time will heal. God bless.
Bless you all
Lonae & Gary McRae

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Vancouver, BC, Canada • #10012

Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the families and students of Virginia Tech.  May God bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Jonesborough, Tennessee • #10013

I am deeply saddend shocked with the tragedy that happend at VT. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless each and everyone of you and your familys!

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Hamburg, Germany • #10014

Dear all,

I am an English citizen who is just as shocked and as upset as the rest of the world right now at this time of ultimate disbelief. I can only offer you what Condolences i have to offer, but believe me I am offering every single ounce of support I have in my mind, body and soul to the families and friends who lost loved ones in such a tragic way. You are not alone; the whole world is supporting you and praying for the victims. I am honestly speechless but no where near heartless. May you keep strong and pull through this horrific moment in time together.

All my love, best wishes and thoughts are with all those affected

Rob Bloor
England x x x x

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Sheffield, UK, England • #10015

My heart and deepest prayers are with each and every one of you students, parents, families, friends & faculty of Virginia Tech. I cannot say I know what you are going through, I cannot say I understand what you are going through, but I can say I sympathize with all my heart, what each of you are going through today - and in the days to come. May you each know that all of us, although we may be states apart, truly share in your grief, and have you in our thoughts and prayers throughout each & every day.

May God continue to give you the strength you need in the hours, days & weeks ahead.

Starr Fagerstrom
Jamestown, NY

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • Jamestown, NY • #10016

What to say.....our hearts pour with blame to place except with one troubled soul......Know the world shares your grief....I cry at the drop of a hat.......let it pour.....tqke time to better be stronger and know there is a world of love and support out here for you all.  Thank God your ok Britt!!

Georgeann, Thomas, Thomas Jr. and Michael Carnevali

April 18, 2007, 8:46am • lawrenceville, New Jersey • #10017

Dear all,

I cannot imagine what you all must be feeling.I pray that the few words I can share will help someone. I know this hard for all of you, but please keep your faith...The Lord walks with you, he never left, even though It feels like he did.Take the time you need to heal..i know it hurts, but you will come through this..Remember there is an entire nation praying for you all those who have fallen, the families and friends. Cry when you need to cry..scream if you need to..remember to embrace each other, never forget.

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Shannon Ellis, Rock Hill South Carolina • #10018

We are all deeply sorry for this tragedy.My condolences on the families and friends who lost their beloved ones...May God help you through this.

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Greece • #10019

As a Virginia Tech alumni I am still shocked and amazed at what has happened this week. Know that my heart goes out to you the students, the victims families, faculty, staff, and other alumni. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep you heads up...cause we are VT HOKIES!

Jenny O’Brien
VT Alum 2003

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Frankfort, Kentucky • #10020

As I sit here typing this, tears roll down my cheek yet I knew not one of the victims, not one of the students or faculty, not any of the parents.  Still, I feel the pain, the sorrow, the emptiness.  I too have a daughter away at college and just cannot imagine this’s scary.

Stay strong Hokie Nation...stay strong…

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Silver Spring, MD • #10021

Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers continually. Your loss has been overwhelming to your country and we share your pain.  May God be your support and comfort now and in the days to come as He alone can get you through this!

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Greensburg, Indiana • #10022

Especially to the family and loved ones of those left behind, my condolences. let us also remember the familes and loved ones of those who died in Iraq today.

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Johannesburg, South Africa • #10023

Our Hearts Are Sad

Yesterday as I awoke the sun didnot shine, As I watched The reports on the television my heart broke even more. I do not know anyone at VIRGINIA TECH, but I do live in a very small rural community with a University (Salem International).

I wondered if they were safe had they heard the news, (Not Aware of any security there very little if any)

So as i listened and thought of your grief Only one thing came to mind The school colors must fly must be free to unfurl in the wind . So i ravaged my home and came up with this//////

A simple ribbon of Marroon and Orange hung on the large wind chime on my home so that the colors fly and the chime for those lost forever.

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Salem West Virginia • #10024

My prayers and thoughts are with the friends and families of those lost in this tragedy. May god be with you in this time of sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania • #10025

As parents of a student at Clemson University, we are overwhelmed with sadness and grief for all of the Virginia Tech family.  You are all in our prayers.  I also know the strength you all have as a University family unit.  You are Virginia Tech, you are Hokies.  God Bless each of you.

Lynn, Eddie Griffin and Jess Griffin, CU

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Lancaster, SC • #10026

Every morning you wake up and the world seems a little different then it was when you fell asleep.  Sometimes you wake up and you feel as if nothing really happened.  However, you are quickly brought to reality when an event like this happens. 
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was some how affected both directly and indirectly by this tradegy.  Lets all stand together and help fight the violence within our schools.
Always, Forever and a Day

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Kitchener, ON Canada • #10027

my condolences go out to all the people who died and hurt by this tragedy.and my condolences to all the people who lost a loved one or lost a close freind in this tragedy.

jason smith

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Romeoville, IL • #10028

My deepest condolences to all families who have suffered a loss of a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with all everyone at Virginia Tech. This tragedy has affected people from all over the world. Schools and Colleges should be a safe place for our children to grow into adulthood. It saddens me that as a parent we are now faced with fear for our children to get an education. May God bless you and give you the strenghth to heal.

Anita Myers

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Williamsport, Maryland • #10029

We would like to express our sincerest condolences to everyone involved in the tragedy, our hearts go out to you. We cannot begin to imagine how you are all feeling.

You are in our thoughts.

Dawn and Chris Iles

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Warrington, Cheshire, England • #10030

My deepest sympathy and heart felt sadness goes out to all those families that lost loved ones on Monday’s tragic events.
May time heal the pain, and may we never forget the loss.
God Bless you all.
Dr.Huw Fox
Lecturer in Engineering
Chelmsford College. England

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • UK • #10031

My heart goes out to all who have closely been affected by this terrible tragedy. Not to mention the families and friends who lost loved ones. This tragedy has stunned the nation. Unfortunately, it is another act of crime on God’s creation that has brought this world together once again. May God give us all the strength to find peace and comfort and may we all lift the families up in prayer as they let go of such special people. May God bless you all
and give peace to those of you at Virginia Tech who must continue with your studies.

Jerred, Tami, Tayler, and Bradley Brown
Hamlet, NC

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Hamlet, NC • #10032

Mi más sentido pésame a todas las familias y amigos de estos estudiantes. Resulta increíble cómo el ser humano es capaz de hacer tanto horror y es difícil de entender. Rezo por vosotros en estos momentos tan dramáticos.

Enrique Saiz
Universidad Católica de Valencia

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Spain • #10033

Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Va Tech community and especially to the victim’s families.  We have a close friend’s son that will graduate in a month from Va Tech and we are so proud of him.  He has been like a son to us and I feel his pain and sorrow.  We will plant a Sago Palm in memory of all the lost ones at Va Tech.

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Oak Island, NC • #10034

While I may not know any of you, it has not been that long ago that I too was a student at Virginia Tech.  We all are family, Hokie Family, and for that alone my heart is heavy.  May God Bless Us All.

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Arlington, VA • #10035

my heart weighs very heavy today, as i do not know any of the young people who have been guned down in such a senceless and cowardly act, i ask god to lift all these young adults families pains and lift there hearts and assure them all there children are in his safe and loving arms where no man will ever harm them ever again,and to all the young adults who have shown such courage through all of this and heald their heads so high with the virginia spirit may god bless all of you, you All have set the best example for the world to see and follow, at times like this i wish i could turn time back to a time before all this happened, but i cant,i know in my heart god had a plan and all this was some how a part of his plan,i was still angery about what i saw happen untill i saw all of you holding your heads up with a spirit only god himself could have given a person,through gods mersey all will heal from this tragedy, may god bless every one at virginia tech i pray in jesus name amen.

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • warner ronins georgia • #10036

Our deepest condolences go to the families and victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy. Please know that you are not alone. Our tears are joined with yours across the miles. Every family that was impacted by this loss will remain in our prayers. We will not forget you. But more importantly, God will not forget you. Cast your burdens upon him for He cares for you. There is no earthly sorrow He cannot heal. God bless you. 

The Rostons

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Hampton, Va • #10037

My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to everyone who was affected by this horrific tragedy. May God give you all the strength to go on and may everyone who lost their life to this senseless act of cowardness live in your hearts and memories forever.

God Bless each and every one of you.
M. Scott

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Columbus, Ohio • #10038

Dear Bereaved Families&University staff:

I am really saddened by the inhumane act perpetrated by an individual who against global paece and hamony.

May the families of those peaceful students killed take courage in the Lord.

The death of those killed will never be forgotten by me, as i have always follow the activities of Virgina university.
May the administration of the University never be deterred to help prepare global professionals to transform the idle mind of wicked individuals.

Take hold in the Lord and he will fight your battle, to you the bereaved families of the deceased and the Administration.

My heart bleeds with sorrow and cannot imagine what this happened the way it occured.
But God knows it best.

May the souls of all those killed rest in everlasting and perpertual peace with Our Father in Heaven.

Sincerely In Christ,
Tiaweh Tyee, Jr.
Monrovia, Liberia

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • #10039

Students and faculty and all surrounding this terrible tragedy, I don’t even know where to begin. The worlds hearts are with you.  I have sent emails to all my friends and family some being VT alum as I am.  I have asked them to spend some time praying for all involved and especially the families of the victims. They have responded overwelminly with heavy hearts. As I watch TV I feel the HOKIE pride.  We are all family, we are the Hokie Nation and I feel part of you all on the drill field. Be strong, God is with you all and as Prof. Giovanni said, “WE ARE HOKIES!”

Shawn, Class of 1989

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Latrobe, PA • #10040

Our Hearts are sadden for all of you at virginia tech. We will never forget your lost.

The O’Connell family

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Gaffney,South Carolina • #10041

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Friends, and Families.....I am so saddened by this horrible tragedy that was unknowingly forced upon us all.  I send heartfelt condolences to each and every one of you.  May God bless you in the days to come, to give you strength to push forward, to keep memories alive, and to help people of all races and creeds to unite.  Find solace in each other and know that even though I do not know you any of you personally....I pray for all of you daily and can sense Gods presence around you. God bless you all.......
Renee Martin and family
Evansville Indiana

April 18, 2007, 8:47am • Evansville, In • #10042

To All of those feeling the impact of this unexplainable tragedy, may God bless you and keep you in his care. I assure you we will never be the same, we will never forget but our Hokie spirit will endure.

“Ut Prosim”

Neil L. Fletcher
Class of 1986

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Columbia, SC • #10043

To all of the Virgina Tech Community:
In this time of pain and sorrow, lets all pray for those who are gone and for the ones who are suffering.
The world is in shock, at thousands of miles away I can feel your pain.
I wish to all of you a heart and peace recover…

April 18, 2007, 8:48am • Córdoba, ARGENITNA. • #10044