Condolences, April 19, 2007

The members of the Beard Community Bulletin Board, an on-line community of several hundred bearded men from all over the world, have asked me to write on their behalf expressing our grief and extending our condolences to all the victims and their loved ones.

You are in all our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless

April 19, 2007, 7:24am • Jackson, Michigan USA • #27825

To the families, the teachers, administration, and community, my prayers are with each and every one of you.....  please stay strong--

April 19, 2007, 7:24am • Dearborn, Michigan • #27826

I pray that God will heal and bless all those who have been affected by the tragic events of April 16th. Our deepest sympathies and condolances go out to the families of the victims. God Bless all of you!


April 19, 2007, 7:25am • Herriman, Utah • #27827

Words cannot express the profound sadness in my heart. I must believe that God needed these talented people with him for a purpose that we cannot see. I know they are all together now and are at true peace.

April 19, 2007, 7:25am • Englewood Florida • #27828

Tar Heel Born
Tar Heel Bred
But Today We Are All Hokies In Our Hearts
My prayers and thoughts are with all the familys,friends,classmates,teachers and everyone affected by this. With God in out hearts we will overcome.

The Gilley family
The Rich family
The May family

April 19, 2007, 7:25am • Burlington North Carolina • #27829

I hope that you find the strength to get over this terrible tragedy, the comfort of the memories that is now all what’s left of the lost and most of all...courage to go ahead, not just for the mourning but also for the innocent who lost their lives. I’m sure they would want you to go ahead.

April 19, 2007, 7:25am • Stuttgar, Germany • #27830

I have been mourning the loss of those precious lives in the shooting.  I wrote an original song for the victims and families.  I would be honored if you linked to it.  I think it really says what people need to hear.


Tom Cellie

April 19, 2007, 7:25am • Raymore, MO USA • #27831

Myself I feel infinitamente dire with the than it is to there had been , students he shall be killed hereby By um chap. Arms did not bush people , the people is than it is to bush with the arms. My sinceras condolence to the relatives , boy friends and the whole community academic from the Maiden. 

Tiago Jerônimo.

April 19, 2007, 7:26am • São Paulo, Brasil • #27832

When I learned of the tragedy while it was occurring on your campus, I was in an instant taken back to my college days which weren’t all that long ago and I began to cry with the rest of you. I cannot begin to imagine the pain you are feeling, but I hope it helps to know that many across the country are thinking of you today and praying you find the strength to somehow move forward. May God bless each and every one of you.

April 19, 2007, 7:26am • Columbia, SC • #27833

Our prayers are with you all in this time of great sorrow. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Steve and Jeneba O’Connor

April 19, 2007, 7:26am • Bermuda • #27834

From the Principals, Faculty, Pupils and Community of Claires Court Schools, Maidenhead, Berkshire, England, we send our condolences to our brothers and sisters in education at Virginia Tech.
James Wilding
Academic Principal
Malo Mori Quam Mutari

April 19, 2007, 7:26am • England • #27835

To the parents and students: Our prayers and thoughts are with you! Students at VT remain strong, lean on each other and your families for support and go on in the memory of those lost to acheive as much as you can in life!

April 19, 2007, 7:26am • Great Meadows, NJ • #27836

Thoughts and prayers for all those who so tragically lost their lives is such a senseless way. My heart goes out to the friends and families left behind to coppe with such a tremendous loss of life in both young and old.

April 19, 2007, 7:26am • Telde, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain • #27837

This horrible act has shocked me to the core. Even though I am so far away, and have never been to Virginia, let alone the USA, I feel for every single person involved in this terrible ordeal. May the families who have lost their loved ones have enought strength to carry on, and may those who have been lost have eternal peace and happiness.

April 19, 2007, 7:26am • Sydney, NSW, Australia • #27838

Non ho parole, è stato troppo crudele!

April 19, 2007, 7:27am • Naples, Italy • #27839

Our heart and prayers are with all of you as you go through this tragic loss.

April 19, 2007, 7:27am • Shelby North Carolina • #27840

Sending much strength for all those left behind.I am truely so very sorry.Shelly

April 19, 2007, 7:28am • Puyallup washington • #27841

Our hearts are aching for you,
Your pain is shared,
We pray for God’s peace and understanding be with you all.  Do not dispair United we stand!
We are all Hokies today…

Kocsondy family

April 19, 2007, 7:28am • Kalamazoo, Michigan • #27842

My condolences to all the Virginia Tech faculty and students, to those that lost family members and friends.  April 16, 2007 was a sad day for all.  Stay strong. Know that the world mourns with you.

I work at a school. After watching the coverage, the students now understand why we practice lockdowns. They never understood before. They do now. I know it doesn’t erase the pain the VT family is feeling, but this something positive to come out of this insanity.

My prayers are with you all.  I will be wearing the VT colors on Friday as the nation and world mourn with you.

May God bless each and everyone.

April 19, 2007, 7:28am • Ontario, Canada • #27843

My heart goes out to the families and friends of those who were injured and killed during this senseless act. May God comfort you all during your time of grief and sorrow and grant you the peace and serenity to continue moving forward in pursuit of your education. Having close ties with Virginia Tech, as my brother attended the school ten years ago, I felt the need to express my heartfelt condolences to everyone at V-Tech. God bless you all. 

Candace H.

April 19, 2007, 7:28am • Alexandria, VA • #27844

My heart goes out to all the students,staff,victims, and their families for all their losses.My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone involved in this tragery

April 19, 2007, 7:28am • Richmond, VA • #27845

Dear Students, Faculty and Families,
My community is devastated by all you have experienced and continue to experience as a result of this unbelievable act of violence. I’m sure there are no words to fully describe the depth of what you have all been going through. We send our prayers and heartfelt wishes for healing. If there is anything my family can do, please let us know. If there is anyone who feels they need to get away and has no where to go or needs a change of scenery and doesn’t have family, please contact me and my husband so we can perhaps give you temporary refuge. We will do whatever we can to help you get through this horrible time. Stay close to your supports. But if it should feel too overwhelming, please reach out for help. If not to friends and family, counselors and advisors, or your religious leaders, then please reach out to me and I promise to do whatever I can to help. No one should be alone during this time. Feel free to Email: Peace be with you and God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 7:29am • East Hampton, NY USA • #27846

Espero que el horror vivido en este dia nunca mas vuelva a repetirse, desde aqui nuestras condolencias a los familiares, amigos ygente cercana a las victimas de tan terrible matanza. Oramos por ustedes!Que el Señor les dé el confort necesario en estos momentos de desesperacion.
Un abrazo fuerte y nuestrasa mas sinceras condolencias.

Graciela, Claudio y Agustin.

April 19, 2007, 7:29am • Buenos Aires, Argentina • #27847

On behalf of the students of Cedarville University, I want students, parents, administration, alumni and friends of Va Tech to know that you are in our daily prayers.  We ache with you and pray that God would bring something good from this tradgedy. ~ JLB

April 19, 2007, 7:29am • Cedarville, OH • #27848

My first reaction when i heard about what had happened at Virginia Tech from half way across the world was of deep shock and disbelief. I was horrified. How can someone do like this...My prayers are with all those at the university and also with the countless no. of innocent souls who lost their lifes in this tragic incident. My Allah bless all the people who died & may Allah grant them eternal peace in Heaven..Ameen..


April 19, 2007, 7:29am • Dhaka, Bangladesh • #27849

May god be with you…
1moment of silece in norway today.. for all of you in Virginia Tech.

God bless you all…

April 19, 2007, 7:29am • RN - Norway • #27850

I am praying for the VT community , that God’s peace which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. May you find comfort and peace at this difficult time and be able to move forward.
God Bless You all.

April 19, 2007, 7:30am • Lynchburg, VA • #27851

May you rest in the knowledge that your loved ones are now in Gods loving hands.  Our prayers are with all who mourn.

April 19, 2007, 7:30am • Lexington,South Carolina • #27852

I am a student i Galway Ireland. I am 20 Years of age and believe that this is the biggest tradgedy of our time. I hope all at VT can eventually go on with their lives. The scars will never heal but i hope it will get easier.

Keep your heads up.......

John, Ireland

April 19, 2007, 7:30am • Ireland • #27853

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends at the tragic and sensless loss of so many loved ones.With love from Debbie Fisher and family.

April 19, 2007, 7:31am • Bolton England • #27854

Thoughts and prayers are with you, even this far away.

April 19, 2007, 7:31am • Winchester, Hampshire, UK • #27855

April 16th a day of great darkness
A time of sadness, lost dreams
The pain, the tears, the anger
So we go slowly forward
To heal
To comfort
For hope
For new beginnings
Rebuilding trust
A community
A nation mourns
The loss of young
The loss of potential leaders
The loss of mothers, fathers, sons, daughters & grandparents
We will go on
To honor
All those loss and those who suffer

April 19, 2007, 7:31am • michelle of roanoke,virginia • #27856

"Lord make me the instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith, where there is despair, hope, where there is darkness, light, and where there is sadness, joy.”

“O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console, to be understood as to understand; to be loved, as to love; or it is giving that we receive it is in pardoning that we are pardoned and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” - Authur unknown

April 19, 2007, 7:32am • Mechanicsville, VA • #27857

Our family is praying for everyone. Our condolences to all the family, friends,students, and staff there. My the Angels of those taken from us watch over you......God Bless

April 19, 2007, 7:32am • Van Buren Township, Michigan---USA • #27858

Our thoughts and prayers are with you here in kentucky. It terrories me to get up every morning and send my children to school not knowing what will happen to them. Our schools are not safe any more. I express my condolences to each and everyone of you. God Bless

April 19, 2007, 7:32am • raccoon, kentucky • #27859

Dear Students and Staff:

I also am a parent of college age children.  My heart goes out to what you have had to endure.  The days ahead will certainly be filled with sorrow as your friends and colleagues are laid to rest.  I am hoping that you will find comfort in knowing how many people throughout the nation share in your sorrow, and are thinking about you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 7:32am • Oregon, WI • #27860

Our deepest CONDOLENCES goes out to all the Families, Friends, Classmates, and Staff of Virginia Tech. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with each and everyone of you. Our hearts are filled with sorrow. God Bless each and everyone of you.

April 19, 2007, 7:32am • Whitesburg, Ky • #27861

I have been deeply saddened by the tragic events that took place on the VT campus.  My heart aches for those families who have lost a loved one.  You are constantly in my thoughts.....I wish I could offer more.  As alumni, it is also saddening that a wonderful school such as VT has been tarnished.  I truly believe that HOKIES will prevail.

With love and HOKIE pride,

Amy ‘98

April 19, 2007, 7:32am • Florence, SC • #27862

I am a student at the University of Michigan-Flint and a Michigan State University alumnus, and would like to express my condolences to the entire Virginia Tech community.

I would like all of you to know that on Tuesday, at the University of Michigan-Flint, we had a moment of silence to remember all who were touched by this tragedy. You are in all our prayers here at UM-Flint.

April 19, 2007, 7:33am • Flushing, MI • #27863

I pray for all of you.  I pray the God of all
comfort will comfort you - that He will pour
out His peace, love and mercy across your campus.
Now is the time to cry out to the Lord - give
Him your pain, your sorrow, your anguish.  Let
Him be the lifter of your head.  Let Him take
hold of your life.  Let Him give you the peace
and hope that only He can give.  A peace and hope
that will last for eternity.  I pray this in
the name of Jesus.

April 19, 2007, 7:33am • beaufort, sc • #27864

I remember the days walking across the drillfield, sitting in classes, learning from brilliant professors, laughing with friends, cheering in the stands as the Hokies claimed another victory.  No matter what, these will always be my memories of VT, the place I called home.  Tech is a strong, Hokie-pride community.. you will see each other through this terrible time.  Please know that the VT family and the Blacksburg community are in the hearts of many around the country and the world.
K. Charles Webber
VT alum 1997

April 19, 2007, 7:33am • Charleston, SC • #27865

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

God bless!


April 19, 2007, 7:33am • Fairfax, VA • #27866

Here at the Faculdade de Economia da UNL, Lisbon, we are feeling your tremendous pain. God bless, our thoughts are with you all.
Charlotte Hamilton

April 19, 2007, 7:33am • Lisbon, Portugal • #27867

Nous partageons votre peine, nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous…
Emilie et Cyril

April 19, 2007, 7:33am • France, Lyon • #27868

God Bless everybody at va Tech as they Try to move forward and to the families Stay stong

April 19, 2007, 7:33am • Troy Va • #27869

I want to expressed my condolences and prayers to all the innocent victims and their families and of this horrible tragedy. BE STRONG!!!!!


April 19, 2007, 7:33am • Portugal • #27870



April 19, 2007, 7:33am • STEPHENS CITY,VA,USA • #27871

my thoughts are with you all, what a heartbreaking event, cant begin to imagine how you all feel in virginia but my heart is acheing still for all the people who are suffering.
My heart is filled with sympathy and love for everyone involved.
Naadjele K Lartey

April 19, 2007, 7:34am • Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom • #27872

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. May GOD Bless and keep you all safe.

April 19, 2007, 7:34am • madison wi • #27873

Our thoughts and prayers remain with all of you whom took a lose from this tragedy as well as the families of Cho Seung-Hui. At this time we may not be thinking of his family be yet we need to understand that they lost their son also and not their family isn’t looked high upon. If he may have been troubled then allow God to help him sort out these problems. Best wishes to everyone in your time of sorrow.

Shari W.

April 19, 2007, 7:34am • Martinsburg, West Virginia • #27874