Condolences, April 18, 2007

I think Dr. Steger said it best when he called Monday’s massacre at Virginia Tech as “a tragedy of monumental proportions.” I cannot imagine how the families, faculty, staff, and students feel after going through this horrific event. But know this, no matter what college we go to in this great Commonwealth, this week we are all Hokies.

God bless you all,
Wayne Gilbert
Virginia Beach

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #5031

Words cannot express the horror and grief being experienced by your community and the family members and friends of those who fell victim in this senseless violence. My condolences and prayers go out to all those who have been affected by this tragedy.


April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Manila, Philippines • #5032

Your loss is indescribable; your pain, incomprehensible.
Your courage is desirable. Your perserverence, admirable.
We grieve with you today; we mourn with you tomorrow.
We hold both in our hearts - our love for you and sorrow.
Never let go, never say no, never forget
our friends at VA Tech.

~Nathan Bullock
University of Richmond

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Richmond, VA • #5033

Our sympathy to the families of this terrible event.
Be strong. Thoughts and prayers go out to all the students and teachers.
We the people of Hawaii express our condolences
to all who have suffered.
Aloha from Maui.

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Kahului, Maui Hawaii • #5034

its a shame that this has happened. my heart goes out to the families, friends, students, and faculty. keep your head high and have faith. everyone is in my prayers. god bless!

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Ridgeley, WV • #5035

From the depth of my heart I pray for the affected students and there families of this massacare.May god give them peace.

Soumyajit Banerjee

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Kolkata,Weast Bengal,India • #5036

My healthfelt Sympathy goes to all the families that lost their well cherished sons, daughters,siblings and friends in the Virginia Tech murder incident.My God grant them all eternal rest as they Rest in Peace .Amen.

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Colton ,California • #5037

Sincere Condolences

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Zurich, Switzerland • #5038

Virginians are resilient.  We have overcome extreme hardships throughout our history.  Hokies are resilient.  We will all mourn, pray, heal, and be resilient.

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Arlington, VA • #5039

Words cannot describe how sadden are my wife and I. Our thoughts are with families and friends of the victims. Please accept our deepest condolences.

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Moscow, Russia - Dublin, Ireland • #5040

I am deeply saddened by what has happened on this day. My prayers are with all who have been touched in anyway by this tragedy, and my God keep his hand on them.

April 18, 2007, 1:48am • Sacramento, CA • #5041

My heart is with the Virginia Tech Family, students, faculty, parents, and family members.  Those of you who lost your son/daughter, sister/brother, mother/father, grandson/granddaughter, friend, soulmate.  Let them live in your heart but don’t stopliving in their memory. Spend your sad moments remembering the good times with them.  And to those of you who saw the horror and relive it in your mind hoursly.  Seek help, don’t try to get though this alone.  I send my love, thoughts and prayers to you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Rocklin, CA • #5042

My most deeply condolences to the families, friends, anyone who knew those wonderful students. 

God bless them.
Que el santisimo Jesus los bendiga.

Diana Angeles

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • sunnyvale, ca • #5043

What can be said to ease the suffering of so many… It is such a sad and horrible thing, and my heart goes out to everyone who lost a loved one, friend, or classmate. May you all find some kind of peace in knowing that your loved ones are at peace in the loving arms of our Lord.  And my prayers are with all of you, may you all find the strength within to go on.

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Spokane, Washington • #5044

Working in a university, I can’t imagine such horror happening here and whether I’ll be strong enough to face such tragedy.
To the family of the victims, the people of Virginia Tech, the people of Virginia and United States of America… my deepest condolences. If I could, I would love to give the families hugs and offer my shoulders to cry on.
It breaks my heart to think that somewhere, parents and siblings won’t be able to see their child/brother/sister anymore.

GOD loves the victims, so do not worry for GOD is definitely taking good care of them now. May their soul rest in peace. Amen.

My prayers to the victims and the families.

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Labuan, Malaysia • #5045

I sit here reading so many condolences and truly there are no words.  These crimes are so disturbing and there seems to be nothing good to grasp out of it.  But so many across the nation and world pull together and feel a sense of peace love and sorrow that bring us back to reality from our day to day routines.  I will take away from this tragedy a renewed dedication to god, community and be kind to all my brothers and sisters.  Help those in need and never go a day without praying for those who are still living with the same rage that young boy lived with and the rage he has left in so many hearts. 

God Bless all of the Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Children, Cousins,Grandparents, Nieces, Nephews, and friends of those who are feeling such deep sorrow.  The World is praying for all of you!

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Tucson, AZ • #5046

My thoughts and prayers are out for everyone at VT and for the families that lost their loved ones.


April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Pittsburgh, PA • #5047

My thoughts & prayers are with you all. . .especially the family and friends of the victims of this horrible tragedy.  God bless each and every one of you.


Kim Ezell
California State University
Sacramento, Class of ‘97

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Carmichael, California • #5048

God bless you all! And may he give you all strength and courage to move on. Thinking of everyone, the whole world pray for you!

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Norway, Europe • #5049

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who this effects.  Not only the people who were shot victims, everyone that was on campus that day is also a victim.  My heart goes out to you all.  God Bless you, and stay strong.  You can make it through this. 

P. Morris Memphis Police Department

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Memphis, TN • #5050

Few things are as shocking as violence on this scale.  I am profoundly sorry that the Virginia Tech community has to face such an incredible tragedy.  Across the nation, we stand with you, Virginia Tech, in mourning your loss, and we stand ready to help you back to your feet in whatever way we can.

God be with you, and may your community emerge from this strong and unified.  America is praying for you.

Matthew Murphy

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Los Angeles, CA • #5051

My heart goes out to all of those who lost their loved ones.


April 18, 2007, 1:49am • New York • #5052

It is my prayer that the lives of all people may be touched by this tragedy.  I pray that all people learn from this event.  Most of all I pray for all the victims, which includes the whole of the campus.  I pray that each of you in due time may find some way to cope.  I pray for the families of those lost.  And for the lives of those living; May you all relish in the second chance which you have recieved.

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Connecticut • #5053

I cannot even begin to imagine what the family members of the victims are going through at this moment. I do not know anyone at VT but I feel as if I have lost a good friend. There are no words in the English language that can completely describe the unthinkable tragedy that occurred on Monday. We feel as college students that we are gaining knowledge so that we can apply that knowledge to help build a brighter future and in one moment that light was extinguished, but we must continue for the ones who cannot. Know that every good person out there is praying for all of you who have lost so much so quickly for no reason. We cannot let this event stop us from continuing our education we need to begin healing and rebuilding that is what they would want us to do. Continue to be courageous in this time of tragedy and help one another in anyway possible.


April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Tampa, FL • #5054

To the staff and students of Virginia Tech, please accept our deepest condolences in this hour of great loss.  We feel your pain and see your hurt.  We love you and are standing with you.

Stewart & Rowena

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Melbourne, Australia • #5055

Sincere condolences and prayers to the victims, their families and friends and all the students and faculty during this saddened time.

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Vancouver, CANADA • #5056

I am deeply sad to know that a senseless killing happened to your university.  My deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the departed ones.  May GOD will open their hearts for forgiveness so that they would be healed of anger, hatred, sorrow and ill-feelings soonest. 

Engiemar B. Tupas

April 18, 2007, 1:49am • Bacolod City, Philippines • #5057

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and everyone involved with this situation.  I just pray that the students find some way to cope with this situation and continue to pull together and know that the nation is behind you.
Courteney Harrald

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Fayetteville, AR • #5058

Our condolonces and prayers are with the victims and their families and everybody effected by this tragedy at Virginia Tech. 

May the community of Virginia Tech be strong during this time


April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Lynnfield, MA • #5059

To those family members and friends, I offer my deepest condolences, and apologies. My heart is with you, as I have been placed in a position similar to yours, less macabre, but same in the sense of losing a loved one (my grandfather). May your hearts be clear of hate, and your minds be filled with understanding so that incidents like these will never occur again!

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • San Diego, California • #5060

To the victims, their families, the students, faculty, staff, friends and everyone at Virginia Tech:

My heart and thoughts are grieving for you.  I am so very sorry for every thing that is lost, the nature of 4-16-7 is hard for anyone to reconcile, I am unable to stop thinking about your tragedy.

If there were anything that anyone could do to help you move past this, I believe anyone of the millions of people around the world thinking of you would do so without hesitation.

All I can do is offer hope. 

I hope that one day in the future, you will notice that the events from this tragedy aren’t the foremost ones in your mind. 

I hope and believe that one day in the future the burdens unfairly placed on you by this terrible day will slowly give way to further hopes, goals and aspirations.  No one will forget this day, it will always be remembered, however, you are Virginia Tech, you are a community that is supported by millions of people around the world while you grieve, now and in the future.  There are so many who support you, now and forever.

The thoughts of my community, all of Canada and millions around the world are with you, and we will always support you, without hesitation.

Sean Farrell

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Victoria, BC, Canada • #5061

My heart feels very heavy and saddened due to this tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of the students, faculty, friends and family members of the those who lost their lives in this senseless tragedy. I pray that God gives you all comfort in this time of mourning.  And know that many people are praying for you and we feel your pain.  God bless you and comfort you.

Sheila Kolbek

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Topeka, KS • #5062

God Bless each and every one of you as you deal with this great tragedy. College students across the country are affected by this, but our sorrow is incomparable to what you are all experiencing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. From 2400 miles away, here at USC, I wish you a peaceful mourning and healing process. With deep sincerity, I say...Fight On.

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Los Angeles, CA • #5063

OUR Prayers Are With You At This Time. We May Not Understand Why This Happened. But God Does And Remember He Is With All Of You At This Time.And You Have People That Love You And Are Hurting With You. Just Remember John 3:16.  May God Bless You . Butch & Shirley Cooner

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Elliston, Va. • #5064

While I am deeply saddened by this tragedy, I am incredibly uplifted by the awesome spirit of Virginia Tech. 

Dominus vobiscum - (may the Lord be with you)

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Martinsville, VA • #5065

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April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Uzhgorod/Ukraine • #5066

I wish all students, alum, faculty and fans the best during this unfortunate time.  You all all in my prayers.  - David L.

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Baltimore, MD • #5067

Malaysians are praying for you..
It hards to take..
Condolence from Kuala Lumpur with lots of love..

Ex-Virginia Tech
Class of 1998

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Kualau Lumpur,Malaysia • #5068

May God hold you gently in His arms.

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Milton Pa • #5069

i express my condolence to the all victims in massacre on 16th april.i hope the wounded wil recover avoiding the incident, i suggest that the psychology health test must be done to the foreign students.
there is a tolerant culture in us.i hope the students and teachers in va would forget the sad past and restart new life.
changhsin, the economicdaily,beijing china.18-072007

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • beijing china • #5070

nobody expected such incident happen in the world, iam sharing my sorrow with vicitms family. this incident was shock to the world. i cont say anything then this!

raj kumar, ind.

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • hyderabad, india • #5071

Our lives will be forever altered by the tragedies of that day, but no one in this world can possibly fathom the pain that you all feel deep within at this time. May God grant you all the ability to heal and grow stronger, both as an individual and a community. We can only hope that each student, faculty member and their families, as well as the family of Cho Seung-Hui find inner peace and love in an abundance at this time. Hokies keep your head high!

The Staff & Members,

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Peebles, Ohio - USA • #5072

The spirit, respect, and the Virginia Tech motto “That I May Serve” forever bond us all as brothers and sisters.

The past couple days I have watched as our Virginia Tech Family copes with this tragic loss.  The tremendous response from the students and staff, our Alumni, friends and family from around the world does not surprise me. 

I am reminded of September 11, 2001 when our Nation bonded together in mourning, respect, and prayer in the wake of the grief that faced our nation.
Now, our Hokie Nation has come together to serve our community in its time of need to provide support and pray for all the individuals affected by this disheartening incident.

With my deepest sympathy I extend my condolences to everyone impacted. May God grant us all the strength, patience and understanding to overcome this experience.  May we remember them Always.

David Schloer, 2002 Alumnus, Virginia Tech

April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Centreville, Virginia • #5073

I am shocked and horrified at what kind of evil is making itself known in the world today, only highlighted by the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech.  We at Lindsey Wilson College held a vigil tonight in memory of the 33 lives lost and we keep you all in our prayers.  I am gladdened by the reaction of the Virginia Tech community.  You all are a shining example of what a strong sense of community can do in healing the wounds of tragedy.  This is how I will remember Virginia Tech, a strong community of loving, caring people.  Not simply the location evil chose to unleash its fury on April 16.


April 18, 2007, 1:50am • Bloomfield, Iowa • #5074

Even though you are on the other side of the world, you are in my thoughts. Be strong.

April 18, 2007, 1:51am • Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA • #5075

God bless all that lost their lives on April 16th, 2007. You will never be forgotten. May you live peacefully in the heavens with God and look down upon us and keep us safe until the day we shall meet again.

April 18, 2007, 1:51am • Mark Richmond, VA • #5076

We are all saddened by this event. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May God bless you and may you find strength in each other.
Know that the whole nation is praying for you. Today I am a Hokie.

April 18, 2007, 1:51am • Tempe, AZ • #5077

May all your sadness this day lessen as each day passes. May you live each day as it was your last. We are all thinking of all of you and keeping you in our hearts. This has shocked all of us and fills us with the greatest sorrow for all of you who endured this awful tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 1:51am • Saint Helens, Oregon • #5078

Dear Virginia Tech:
Pray for all the people in the Virginia Tech massacre, god bless you guys.

April 18, 2007, 1:51am • Nanjing China • #5079

Everyone in Virginia knows someone at Tech.  There is no place people felt more safe than the Commonwealth’s temple of education.  My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hokie family.

April 18, 2007, 1:51am • Shenandoah, VA • #5080