Condolences, April 18, 2007

You all are in our hearts and prayers during your difficult time. From your friends at the University of Oregon.

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Eugene, Oregon • #10895

My heart is broken for VT and most of all, for the parents and friends of those that have been lost to the world.
I am a grandmother that has had grandchildren graduate from VT as well as the mother of a child
lost too soon, as well.
Looking at all those bright stars, brought back fresh memories of my feelings when I lost my 17 year old son.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as well as the parents of CHO.
How must they feel?
D. Martin

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Virginia • #10896

As a native of Blacksburg and one who still calls it home after over 20 years away, I am grieving with the Virginia Tech community.  Know that you are in the hearts, minds and most importantly in the prayers of so many.  Don’t give into the hate, but surround one another with Love as you begin the healing process.  May God bless you abundantly and strengthen you in this difficult time.

Jay Barden

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Eaton, OH • #10897

To all Virginia Tech students, family and faculty, We pray for God to bring you all comfort in this difficult time. My nephew Curt Ramsey is a student. Please know that churches, businesses, and schools in my area (and all over the world) are all praying for all of you!
We love you Curt!
Aunt Stacey...Amherst, Ohio

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Amherst, Ohio • #10898

What happened in Virginia Tech has shaken the world and has left us all in a period of mourning. My heart goes out to the families of the victims; may you find peace and comfort and I will ask of Allah in my prayers to let their souls rest in peace. I was just visiting the area a few weeks back and I am apalled that something so horrid and unthinkable could happen to a place so beautiful and to students so undeserving. “Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raj’oon”. We all belong to God, and we will all be returned to Him.” Be strong, and remember that life does go on.

Omar Elimam

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Cairo, Egypt • #10899

We are so sorry and wish you strenght and wisdom in the healing prossess. Time WILL be your friend.
You WILL feel less pain with time. This I know.
All of Norway are horrified and grief with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Norway • #10900

My husband are keeping VA Tech and the families who lost loved ones in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you, watch over you, and keep you all in his healing hands so you can come back stronger than ever.

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Montanari

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Lakewood, New Jersey • #10901

I want to extend my deepest condolences to the victims and their families.  The events that occurred were truly tragic and senseless.  I love Blacksburg and have many fond memories of my 4 years there.  I am very sad when I think about the students who are experiencing this when they should be having the time of their life in college.  I am very proud of the community and the students during this trying time.  I will always be a very proud HOKIE.
Kate (VT 2003)

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Chapel Hill, NC • #10902

There are sad days with tears, days with
perplexing thoughts.  There will be smiles
soon.  Your lost classmates will see them.
Bring your smiles on.

J. Barden

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Collingswood, NJ • #10903

I am very touched and sad for the lostes of those who died and there family.  I know wat happen is very tradject and it’s going to take a long time to get over it.  Even though i dont know much im sending my condoences.  All i know in our school we do moment of silences for the people that died.

From family : Smith in Riverdale md…
Sincerely Tancee Smith.............

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Riverdale, md • #10904


April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Leesburg, VA • #10905

As a parent of a VT student..I stand by my decision that this university is the best place in the world for my child to grow into a wonderful adult..What i have witness in the Hokie community these past days, courage, and love, and hope, speaks volumes to the world who mourns with us...I can not even express in words the sorrow we all feel of the sensless loss of our beautiful, talented, children who lost their lives...To the families please know we are here for you in anyway possible and that our prayers are with you in your darkest days..Thank you for your gift of your beautiful children that touched the lives of many in their short lives. God Bless you and everyone in the VT community.
Ellen O and family
New Park PA

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • New Park PA • #10906

As a Hokie alumn of December ‘06, I don’t even know where to begin.  Your pain is my pain, and I feel the guilt of not yet being able to be in Blacksburg to mourn together with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Cary, NC • #10907

To the family memebers and friends who lost loved ones on April 16, our student body sends our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 9:27am • Storrs, CT • #10908

On this day of anniversary of such a huge lose in our own family, we share your grief. May God hold all of those involved in his arms to make the days pass bearably. We will pray for you and your families and friends. One Day At A Time . Deb-Irene-Sue-Sam

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • New Boston Michigan USA • #10909

We are praying for our neighbors to the north.  We are right beside you and supporting you in this tragedy.

Peace be with you.  God is taking care of the victims now. 

God Bless You.

Carla Wilson & All American Country

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina • #10910

i am so sorry i wish this would’ve never happened because i know people that go to that college and could’ve got kill in that bad tradgety. love all of ya’ll

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • goodview va • #10911

We are parents of two Hokie recent graduates and we also have niece at VT.  They are all safe, but their hearts are broken.  My daughter has taken a job in California and wants a Hokie Hug, but cannot find anyone in Torrance, CA that went to VT, that would really understand.  We are 3500 miles away and all we can do is give her a “virtual hug” across the country. The time and distance that VT graduates have distanced them from the campus has not changed their love of VT and the students, staff and professors that were such and important part of their life.  It is true, this is a very special place.

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Pfafftown, NC • #10912

Being a UF alum, I’ve interacted with Hokies and found them to be a warm, spirited and kind group.  My heart just breaks at this sensless tragedy.  My God fill you with his strength and peace to carry you through this difficult time and may the loving memories of those lost fill your heart.  No parent should ever have to bury their child.  The families of the slain professors should not have lost their loved ones so soon.  This is terrible. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Jacksonville, FL • #10913

Our prayers go out to all who are suffering in this tragic time. I’m at a loss for words, I wish I could hold your hand, give you a hug, sit quietly with you as you weep, as you share your heart. Your loved ones will always be remembered and even though we don’t know your name or haven’t seen your faces, you will always be remembered and we will continue to pray for Virginia Tech and all the many families and friends who lost loved ones and the families and friends of those injured. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you at Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Texas • #10914

Our sorrow for your loss is too deep to express properly.
May GOD comfort all involved. May he keep you close to him and give you all strength and comfort while grieving your loved ones lost.
Once again GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
Doug & Shirley Gasque
Tampa, Fl.

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Tampa, Florida • #10915


April 18, 2007, 9:28am • TAYLOR MILL KY USA • #10916

I would like to extend my condolences. I am a faithful UVA Cavalier, but today I am also a Hokie. Please know that those around me who weren’t directly affected, are affected. God will see you through this. Please also know, I will be observing a moment of silence as I pass by on I-81 on my way to Wise county next weekend.

A Sad Richmonder

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Richmond, VA • #10917

Families,Friends,Loved Ones, and Virginia Tech Students our hearts go out to you all.  April 16, 2007 will always be remembered by many as a sad, sad day in history. Our wish for you is that you can find some sort of comfort that so many people all over the world feel your sorrow and we wish you all the best in the coming years.

Art & Deb Rankin
Amanda Ziedonis

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Columbia, PA • #10918

My heart and prayers go out to all the victims’ families and students of Virginia Tech.
I’m from Montreal, having lived this type of tragedy twice my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone, may God give you the strength to heal and move on.

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Montreal, Quebec; CANADA • #10919

My thoughts and prayers are with you, the victims, the families and all of the Virginia Tech Community.  May you find strength in one another as you try to face the days ahead.  Know that you are not alone, for we all share in your sadness brought about by this terrible tragedy.

May God’s face shine upon you and may his spirit counsel you through this darkest hour.
Your spirit and the spirits of your fallen friends will live on forever in our hearts and memories.

God Bless.


April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Thurmont, Maryland • #10920

May all those affected find strength to through this life.

May God help you through the hard times.

May love, friendship, and peace be a part of you.

May we never forget those lost.

May one day video games not be blamed for everything.


April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Florida • #10921

I just wish to share my thoughts and condolences with all of you at Virginia Tech, especially the families of the are all in our hearts and prayers and will be for a long time to come...we share your grief and support you during this difficult time…

May God bless,

Pam S.

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • West New York, NJ • #10922

My deepest condolences to all the students and their families who were the victms of this tragic incident. I am a student too, in of the universities and this could have happended to me. Lets all fight togteher so that we could avoide this anytime, anywhere.

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • IIT, Chicago, IL • #10923

I graduated high school in Pearisburg, Virginia back in 1989 and I am currently living in Hoover, Alabama. I wrote this poem when I was living there and I hope it might help. I am truly sorry for your loss.

A Torn Web

Love can only be found in a true heart,
Such a fragile thing to be pulled apart,
Like a spiders web blowing in the wind,
That will embrace things from dew to pollen.
Sometimes an insect will fly through the air
And cause that fragile web to break or tear,
But a spider will soon come out and mend,
A torn web so it shall be full again.
When a heart is broken things maybe shed,
Like a true love passing through a torn web.

Mike Sautter

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Hoover, Alabama • #10924

Simple words cannot express the sorrow and sadness we feel from the tragic events that took place at VT that are beyond comprehension.
Our prayers & thoughts are with you.
The shock, disbelief and sadness has reached everyone’s heart throughout the world.

We are so very sorry.
Que Deus esteja com vocês.

Marco, Thaís & Kiana

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Belo Horizonte,MG - BRAZIL • #10925

Hello to You all,
Auch wir in Germany sind sehr betroffen und traurig über die schrecklichen Ereignisse an Euerer Uni. Viele Menschen hier beten für die Opfer und Ihre Angehörigen. Allen deutschsprachigen Studenten ist dieser Eintrag gewidmet.

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Meschede, NRW Germany • #10926

When a young co-worker, friend and VT graduate stopped by my house one day, she met my daughter who had just graduated from Tech.  Immediately they were lost in banter and laughter about the school, their times at Tech, memories & experiences.  As their conversation grew in excitement I stopped them and laughed when I said, “It’s like you guys have a language all your own!” And they did---The language of a Hokie. The loyalty, school spirit, and sense of family instilled in them is what impressed me most about my daughter’s experience at Tech.  My heart goes out to everyone in the VT community---survivors, victims, students, parents, alumni---I can only imagine the depth of the sorrow and heartache for the families and friends of those directly affected. It was with great joy, though, that I saw the Hokie spirit prevail in this devastating time of sorrow.  I still here the chant, “We are Hokies!” Let that and the memories of those we lost define Virginia Tech. God bless you!

S. Bagford
(Proud parent of a 2006 VT Graduate)

April 18, 2007, 9:28am • Manassas, Virginia • #10927

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  May God watch over you.

Boston, MA

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Boston, MA • #10928


April 18, 2007, 9:29am • VA • #10929

Dear Virginia Tech,

Before Monday, we only knew of VaTech in terms of your football team, especially how close you came to beating an undefeated Miami in 2001 and our games with you in ‘08 and ‘09.

After Monday morning, we can see the depth of Virginia Tech as a university.  Your students have portrayed innocence while also displaying a maturity and courageousness.  You should be proud.

Your university officials were diligent at shepherding the victims, their families, and their friends.  They showed their concern for the school, the city of Blacksburg, and the commonwealth of Virginia.  You’re blessed to have them as guides in the students’ academic endeavors.

Our family has prayed for you since Monday morning.  All of the the victims are angels.  Their profiles portray them as nothing less.  We pray that they will be seen again - in dreams, in memories, and in inspirations.  We pray for the quick recovery of those that were injured.  We pray for the healing to begin for the families and friends of the victims, and for the Virginia Tech University community. 

Today, we are Hokies.  God bless you.

Garrick, Rachel, and Zander Baxter
University of Nebraska alumni and fans

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Macomb, Illinois • #10930

The thoughts and prayers of my family and I go out to those touched by this mindless act of cold blooded murder.

Re-name “Norris Hall” to “Hokie 32” in rememberance of the 32 who were killed in this henious crime.  We must never forget them.

Dennis Fisher
Pittsburgh, Pa
Virginai Tech Mechanical Engineering Class 1980

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Pittsburgh, Pa • #10931

I prayed for you on the way to work this morning and am so sorry for your loss. We, at the University of Tulsa, send you are deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Tulsa, OK, USA • #10932

I grieve with you as you mourn the life of your family, friends, and colleagues. They will live on in our memories. I lift you up in prayer and hope that you can feel the loving care and concern that so many are sending to you.

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Harrisonburg, Virginia • #10933

We here across the pond in England want to express our deepest, deepest condolences to the familys of the lives lost on such a tragic day. May the Lord be with you each and every step of the way down your long roads of mourning and grief. You’re all in our prayers.

God Bless.


April 18, 2007, 9:29am • England • #10934

To the students, faculty, staff and families of V Tech:  Our family sends its deepest sympathy during this sorrowful time to each and everyone of you.  After losing a son ourselves only 9 months ago (he was only 20), we still can only imagine what the parents of these students must be going through.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Go Hoakies!!!!!

The Scott Family

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Portsmouth, Ohio, USA • #10935

I & my young family live in the quiet countryside of Devon England.
When we heard of your tragedy we were deeply saddened, that these innocent souls can be taken without a chance to say goodbye to their loved ones. We in England have our problems with gun crime and in Scotland we experienced the slaughter of innocent children a few years ago.
Be strong & rebuild your community look after each other. Love from the English citizens.

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Devon, Englad • #10936

I am in deepest sympathy for those families of the ones who lost their lives. I don’t know exactly how your feeling, but I know how it feels to lose someone you love. Please know that you are in my prayers and Jesus loves each and every one of you.

Bobbi Vanderziel

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Ragley, LA • #10937

como mae, partilho a dor de todas as que perderam os seus ente queridos. os meus sentimentos e que deus vos abençoe.

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • oporto- portugal • #10938

Our heartful prayers and sympathies go out to all families affected by this senseless tragedy. May you know that we hold you in our hearts and pray that God will heal you and keep you strong.

Gayle and Bill Moore, Juno Beach, FL

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Juno Beach, FL • #10939

Words cannot speak
Hearts cannot heal
Minds cannot comprehend

May God grant you the peace that only He can give.

Much love to all

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Winston-Salem, NC • #10940

My condolences go out to all the people whodied and hurt by this tragedy

Hugo C. Gonzalez

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Asuncion-Paraguay • #10941

Our God says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.  I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt.” Jeremiah 31:3-4 As you begin to rebuild your lives, may God bring you peace and closer to Him.

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • North Carolina • #10942

My 19 year old daughter attends Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and she reports the PLU community is responding to your tremendous loss in the following way:

“The response of the PLU community to the horrifying shootings yesterday at Virginia Tech has demonstrated once again the profound
caring and compassion that is at the heart of the university. Last night our student leaders organized a candlelight vigil on Red Square
to grieve and offer support to the friends and families of the victims. A second vigil is being planned for tonight at 10 p.m. in the same location. A Day of Solidarity will be held tomorrow, Wednesday… Chapel and a prayer service will be held in Lagerquist Concert Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center… Following Chapel, the Day of Solidarity will continue...” They are planning several more events to show their support. We are all so sorry for your loss, and are mindful of you in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Aurora, CO • #10943

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty, and Staff:

On behalf of The University of Southern Mississippi, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to all of you.  Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers as you try to deal with what happened, and get some sort of order back into your lives.

Your loved ones will be remembered!

God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 9:29am • Hattiesburg, Mississippi • #10944