Condolences, April 18, 2007

Possa il Signore, accogliere le anime delle giovani vittime, affinchè possano riposare nella pace eterna.
Possa il Signore, donare forza e coraggio alle famiglie per superare questa terribile tragedia

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Milano, Italy • #11046

Although, I do not know any of the victim’s or their families this tragedy has touched my heart in a profound way.
I pray for the families and friends of the 32 innocent victim’s that lost their lives on April 16th.  My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire VT family and I pray that you all find the strength to move on.
God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Lansing, MI • #11047

My family and I would like to share our Condolences. Its okay to cry and to be in pain. There is no correct way to grief. Our prayers are with everyone and their families of those lives that were robbed from them. And also the ones that were injured. We cannot forget the ones that saw the whole tragedy. May God bless Virgina Tech. And the whole nation is touched as well as praying for each and every one of you. Dont forget get to smile. They are all in a better place.

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Houston • #11048

My heart is heavy with sorrow as a result of this tragedy.  The VT community has been at the fore-front of my thoughts and prayers.  May the victims’ souls rest in eternal peace and their families find consolation.

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Charlottesville, VA • #11049

My hearts and pryaers go out to all those affected by the Virginia Tech tragedy!  Words cannot describe what I am feeling at this point! Know that everyone in Ohio is thinking of you and everyone at this hard time.  You wil be in my thoughts and prayers!

Kate Bubak

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Cincinnati, Ohio • #11050

Sympathy, prayers, and condolences to the entire Hokie Community. Please know that with every student interview, every new posting on the internet, and every news article that is published my respect and admiration for Virginia Tech grows. You are all intelligent, amazing, caring individuals who present yourselves to the world with dignity, class, and grace. May the special light of your fallen friends, classmates, and professors, help to guide you through the days of your life.
Donna Morris

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Bushwood, Maryland • #11051

Years ago, our son was a student at Virginia Tech.  Our memories are the best of this wonderful and peaceful place surrounded by the Blueridge mountains.  The years spent there were for our son some of the best in his life. This were wonderful years for all of us and we are forever grateful.  Our heart is now so deeply sadened to witness this tragedy, where beauty and peace have turned into horror and so many dreams have been chattered.  We pray for all who have lost their lives, for their parents and their families, for the student body, for the administrators, faculty and staff, for the alumni.  May the Divine Mercy of the Lord be with all of them and may the peace of the Lord, ever present at the Blueridge Mountains, be restored and embrace all Hokies.

Jose and Maria Semper

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Miami, Florida • #11052

We want to express our deepest condolences to your community. This tragic event created so much sorrow, but VT has to stay strong. After watching the ceremony yesterday afternoon, you can see how closeknit your campus has become, after Nikki’s speach. Stay strong, and time will take care eventually of the grief, it will take years. You are in our prayers.
Ingrid Swanson-Kibbey
Ted MiIller
Allison Kibbey

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Jacksonville, FL • #11053

Virginia Tech Students,Professors and Parents of the victims.

I’m deeply felt sorry to hear about the death of Virginia Tech students and professors.My thoughts and prayers are always with you all.MAy this time of sadness,may you find strenght in god and comfort in the sympathy of those who care so much about you all.

I’ve cried a thousand tears for you,
Felt a thousand pains and i will screamed thousand words for you,
Where my heart once was and is where the hole stays,
And i will light a candle for you,
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.

With Sympathy and Prayer,

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Klang,Selangor Darul Ehsan,MALAYSIA. • #11054

Every night my 3 yr old son and I say a prayer, we pray for ourselves and our loved ones, but last night I told him that we had to make sure and pray for all of the staff, students and family members involved in the tragedy at Virginia Tech. I can’t imagine the pain and sorrow that all of you are going through but i know that with each day that passes, things will start to get a little bit easier. Please take things one day at a time, and remember how important it is to reach out to others in this time of need. May God bless you, My sons Nicholas(3) Joseph (6mo) and myself (21) will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Try to keep your heads up and finish your education. Love and Sympathy to all.

April 18, 2007, 9:34am • Parma, Ohio/USA • #11055

I am a Radford University alum and have lived in the NRV since 1986. Virginia Tech has been a huge part of my life since 1976 when I attended my first football game. I love this school and my heart aches for each and everyone there. I have choked back many tears.
My prayers are with the families that have lost as well as the others involved in the melee.
Words sometime ring shallow at times like these but knowing that there are people out there raising you up can be a comfort.
Gob bless each and everyone of you and may His comfort and His grace wash over you and keep you.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Pulaski, VA • #11056

In the middle of the massive ‘Can it happen here?’ debate that started in Sweden, you can easily see the difference in how people react when something like this happens today. The constantly updating information provided by Internet based media, lets us in deeper into what has happened and it doesn’t feel as far away as it would have done 10-15 years ago. You don’t find many sick jokes in the debate and personal feelings about the incident become more frequent than direct discussion about facts and theories.

What I’m trying to say is simply that you are not alone in this. We Europeans aren’t just harvesting all the good stuff overseas that the Internet has brought closer. All the available information brings events like this closer too and it affects us more today than it would have done a decade ago.

My condoleances to the ones who’ve lost loved ones and to the rest of you, my best wishes for a quick recovery, physically as well as emotionally. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and I can safely say that I speak for Sweden when stating this.

Nick Runarsson & family
Soderhamn, Sweden

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Soderhamn, Sweden • #11057

To all the families and freinds of the victims,
I just want to send my prayers and thoughts to all of you. My sons Nathan and Justin Reich knew of Reema S. they also know Jack Wydler and Mike Sorenson they played ice hockey with them. They havent heard anything about these two guys yet. They are waiting to hear if they are ok. If anyone knows anything about them can you let me know if they are ok or hospitalized.. Thanks and my heart goes out to all of the victims and their families and also the survivors that will heal as time goes by.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Swansboro, NC • #11058

Me and my family would like to send out our heartfelt condolences to all of the victims families and friends. We all know what it is to lose a loved one, and I cannot begin to tell you how sorry we are for you. God bless all of you, you will get through this.

Amanda, BJ, Ryan, and Taylor

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Martinsburg, WV • #11059

Our hearts are with you all, and you are in our prayers.  The loss of so many young lives is the ultimate tradgedy.  May you find peace in knowing that so many people’s thoughts and prayers are with you, and that memories will never fade.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Hudson Valley, NY • #11060

We are unable to express the how much all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. You have been placed on a journey you never wanted to take and sent down a path you did not want to travel. May God bless you every step of the way. We hope you can find some solace in knowing that so many are here to support you and so many love you so deeply.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • The Andersons, Indiana • #11061

To all who have been affected by Monday’s tragedy,we send our deepest sympathy.As parents of a Tech freshman who thankfully is now home safe with us,we grieve for you and with you. We hope it comforts you all to know that the entire Hokie community, as well as the rest of the world, have you constantly in our thoughts. May you find the strength to pull through this emotionally devasting time and eventually heal.
Respectfully, The Lamp Family

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Woodbridge, VA • #11062

May our thoughts and prayers strengthen those affected by this tragedy.  We give you our hearts and hope during this time of healing.
God bless you one and all,
Mary Ann

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Chesapeke, VA • #11063

I’m so sorry for and express deep condolence to all victims and their families. It was so shocking and terrible… Especially as one of South Korean, I apologize to all affected by this rampage from the bottom of my heart. Please rest in peace....

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Seoul, Korea • #11064

"The somber chill of Springs flowers
that hurts and burns instead of
soothe and shine for us...”

We can’t feel your pain, we don’t know what it is
like to have this happen to us, but my family and I have goose bumps everytime we think of your tragedy.
Our prayers are with you all, and now we must focus on the good your sons, daughters, fathers, mothers & friends did while they were alive and with us.
We love you all and may God bless you with peace of mind and love.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Charlottesville, Virginia • #11065

I express my closest feelings to all the families and to the American community who due to that satanic gun, they have lost the angels and also their future

now I feel chills coming up my spine and they actually break my heart seeing these 32 UNEXPECTED TORTURED SPIRITS,where intelligence being cut, people that actually wanted to live, those innocents who lived WITH an ASSASSIN. An unsatisfied assassin, was the greedy assassin, that had this much intention THUS, KILLING THEM!!

now my thought is for those angels and those wounded families for always, those kids who one by one, being put in a row of a homicide, waited for the turn to DIE.

Condolences and many deep feelings…

Giuseppe Porpora

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Milan, Italy • #11066

Words will never express the sadness and grief that all of us share with you.  Please know that each of you - all of you - are in our thoughts and prayers, now and forever.  Keep loving each other and being there for each other.

The Paxton Family

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Salem, VA • #11067

Representing, all of my employees at Bender Consulting Services, Inc. and Bender Consulting Services of Canada, we, people with disabilities, send our prayers and our thoughts to the great family of Virinia Tech.  We have not seen the evil of the day--we have seen the strenght of the students and staff at Virginia Tech.  We applaud you and your great character.  We are all with you.

Joyce Bender, CEO and host of the Internet Talk Radio Show, Disability Matters with Joyce Bender on

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Pittsburgh, PA • #11068

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  I recently made my first visit back to B’burg since graduating in 1979 and was reminded what a beautiful place and what a wonderful community VPI is.  My thoughts are particularly with the CEE department and Norris Hall. 
Kimberly Perry
MS, Environmental Sciences and Engineering

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • St. Louis, MO • #11069

My deepest condolences go out to everyone that has been affected by this horrific event.  I am a student a Bridgewater College (about 2 hours north) and this event has been devastating for our entire student body.  We have maybe 1800 students here at BC but I bet there were over 1000 wearing VT colors yesterday and that trend will continue for the week.  This week, “We are all Hokies.” Please remember that you have a nation of full support to lean on.  And again, my deepest condolences.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Justin Moore: Bridgewater College: Harrisonburg, • #11070

As a parent of two children who attended college away from home, and also an employee of a university, I cannot imagine the grief the Virginia Tech family is dealing with right now.  My deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.  Please know the entire country (and probably world) shares your grief and prays for the family and friends of those lost in this tragedy.  May God be with you all.
The Oliver Family

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Yardville, NJ • #11071

As a former Radford student, I spent four years as part of that local community and many days at Tech. It is with deepest regret and sympathy that this tradegy has been bestowed upon the campus and the community. You are in my thoughts, my prayers, and in my heart. I know God will shine upon all of you and assist you through this long grieving process as he welcomes your lost classmates into the peaceful and safe confines of his kingdom. My God bless you all.

Terry Wilson
Clifton, Virginia

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Clifton, Virginia • #11072

My family and I are sending our condolences to the victims’ families and the whole Blacksburg community.  I graduated from Brookville High in Lynchburg, VA and went to college at Longwood.  I will forever be a Virginian even though now I live in New Mexico.  I just wanted to pass on that not only myself and my family are praying for them but also the universities out here are holding vigils for the “fallen Hokies.” The entire country and world are with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Truth Or Consequences, NM • #11073

Deepest sympathy to the friends and families of the killed and injured people at Virginia Tech.

My thoughts are with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK • #11074

We are praying for you. May God Bless you and keep you in His arms.
Camp Glisson Staff

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Dahlonega Georgia • #11075

To all Virginia Tech students, faculty, friends and family who were effected by this senseless tragedy - my family and I would like you to know that you are being thought of and prayed for by not only people of your community and country, but by people around the world. We send our greatest sympathy, love, support and condolences. You are not alone.

Danika, Hamilton, ON Canada

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Hamilton, ON • #11076


April 18, 2007, 9:35am • CHESAPEAKE ; VIRGINIA • #11077

Along with my fellow students at Rutgers University, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to everyone at Virginia Tech. Your community has possessed such bravery and strength these past few days, and I pray that you all recover and get through this tough time. My thoughts are with you. ~Gina Quinones

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • New Brunswick, New Jersey • #11078

I wish to send healing thoughts and heartfelt condolences from across the miles in Scotland. May you begin to heal in time and have all the support you need to become strong again.
My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost their lives, their families and friends and to all who have been affected by this tragedy.
With kind thoughts
Jude Irwin

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Scotland • #11079

My family wishes to express our deepest codolences to the families and friends of all those who lost loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Words alone can not help, but time heals and with faith in God you can move on.  You will never forget the events that happened on April 16, but life goes on. Heal, forgive, pray and always remember those lost.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Clarksburg, West Virginia • #11080

My deepest sympathy goes out to all the victims families and all the students and teachers at Virgina Tech. Ya’ll will remain forever in my thoughts and prayers.

I was shocked to hear what happened and i think it hit me harder then it would have if my sister wasnt a student there, but she is and i just wish i could do anything and everything for all the hokies in their time of need.


Lauren (age 18)

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • Glen Allen ,VA • #11081

Students/Parents of Virginia Tech Tragedy,

We express our deepest condolences.  We keep you in our thoughts and prayers. All of New York wishes you comfort in your time of grief. May God bless you and the loved ones you lost.

April 18, 2007, 9:35am • New York, New York • #11082

There are no words.
I am so very sorry. It will be a long process but the world has opened its heart to you for anything you may need.
Find comfort in each other and those around you.
God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • Kentucky • #11083

I am very sorry this has occured. May God bless the victims and their relatives.


April 18, 2007, 9:36am • l.a • #11084

Virginia Tech student and facuty my deepest sorrow go out to you. This is a time of sadness that will not go away in a day. Remember that the ones you love will be always watching over you so do not only cry laugh. celebreat the great things you and them have done. All of you are in my prayers. Much love Jonathan Crawl.

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • haines city fl • #11085

No matter how far away we are from the lives lost at VT, Everyone feels so close to all of you at the moment, My heart goes out to all the innocent lives lost in the horrible tragedy at norris hall and the dorm!! I will keep those lives lost and also for the families and friends of those lost, will stay in my thoughts and prayers! Take one day at a time. 

my deepest sympathy,
tiffany green and family.

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • Spring hill Fl. • #11086

Please know that you are not grieving alone. Our hearts and our prayers are with you now and will remain with you in the coming days. Those who lost their lives will remain in the hearts of their friends and loved ones forever. You, the students of Virginia Tech are our future....we love and support you. The Perkins Family.

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • Portsmouth, Virginia • #11087

As an alumni of Virginia Tech, my heart goes out to everyone who has been directly or indirectly affected by this horrible tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


April 18, 2007, 9:36am • Fairfax, Virginia • #11088

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those at VT. It is unfortunate and sad that we live in a world where such senseless violence exists. I pray that all the innocent victims are at peace in gods hands.We will never forget you.

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • Brooklyn, New York USA • #11089

Dear VTech students and faculty,
Our hearts have broken for you all.  We will never forget the tragedy that has happened, as it will be with us always.  However, what we wnat to try and remember VTech for is the spirit your University has shown us all.  The students that we have heard speak on television have been remarkable...the acts of heroism and kindness you have shown to one another has touched our hearts...the memories shared of those who lost their lives will live on in all of you.  Let the legacy of April 16th be the way we remember those whose lives were cut way too short as well as the remarkable strength and courage you have shown us all these past few days.  May God bless you all and bring you comfort.  The arms of the nation and the world embrace you.
Very truly,
Pam, Greg, and Brendan Lyle

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • Warren, PA/ U.S.A. • #11090


R.I.P. our hearts will always be with you.

godbless you all


April 18, 2007, 9:36am • wigan, england • #11091

I would like to express my deepest condolences to those at Virgnia Tech. No words or thoughts can explain this tragedy. My heartfelt sympathy to the families of the victims and those that suffered through the events on April 16, 2007. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. It is a true inspiration how everyone in the Virginia Tech Family has come together as one and will move forward in the future stronger than ever.


Dr.Ferzaan A. Ali

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • Charlotte, North Carolina • #11092

Dear friends,

We are here, thousands of miles away, to express our earnest and deepest condolences to all of you in VT. Being really shocked by this unimaginable tragedy never happened, we just cannot even imagine the great pain of the families lost their loved and the individuals lost their best friends.
We just want you to know that we are here,praying for you, standing with you, holding hands with you to wait for the new sunrise..
God bless you.

Siyu Wu
Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
Wuhan, China

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • China • #11093

My condolences to All. God bless All affected by this incident…

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • Malaysia • #11094

Je souhaite aux familles, amis des victimes ainsi qu’à toute la communauté de VirginiaTech beaucoup de courage pour surmonter cette dur épreuve!! Toutes mes sincères condoléances! Nous pensons à vous tous!

April 18, 2007, 9:36am • Domdidier, Suisse • #11095