Condolences, April 19, 2007

Please know that people across the nation share your grief and are praying for the families, friends and colleagues of all those who died.

April 19, 2007, 10:58am • Ypsilanti, MI • #29627

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families and friends that have been effected by this tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 10:58am • Tallahassee, FL • #29628

Dear Hokies-

There are no words that can express the sorrow & sympathy I have for each of you.  I have had each victim & their families on my mind all day, everyday since that horrible Monday.  I wish their was more that I could do.  My prayers and deepest sympathies are with each of you always.

Amy Thompson

April 19, 2007, 10:58am • Grundy, Virginia • #29629

May the choirs of angels come to greet you.
May they speed you to Paradise.
May the Lord enfold you in his mercy.
May you find eternal life.”
(Song of Farewell)

May you all rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


April 19, 2007, 10:58am • Boston, Massachusetts • #29630

To All At virginia tech,We have Been deeply saddened by this terrible act of evil that has happened, it has struck many hearts of the people of n.Ireland,My daughter is seventeen and will next year be heading to university,And I too will worry about her safety when away from home,So I send all the families,friends and students are sympaties on that terrible day,you will all never be forgotten and god bless you all.sharon&family.
county antrim N.ireland.

April 19, 2007, 10:58am • n.ireland • #29631

To hear on the news that horrible day , what had happened was heart wrenching and even though I don’t know anyone personally involved , it affected myself and everyone I know deeply.. Everyone involved , please remember , that there are people all over the world thinking and praying for you all and you are not alone..

God Bless You All

April 19, 2007, 10:58am • Iowa • #29632

I was born and raised in Roanoke, Va.  Almost my entire family went to VT.  I now live in Charleston, SC and fly my HOKIE flag proud every day.  In this time of tragedy I have never been more proud to be a HOKIE and just wanted to say that I am proud of the entire Hokie Nation for standing strong and staying together.  I would also like to thank everyone showing support from all around the world.  It is truely incredible.  God Bless the victims and their families as well as each and every one of you.


April 19, 2007, 10:58am • Charleston, SC. • #29633

To the Hokie Nation:

My profound and deepest sympathies go to you for the devistating tragedy that took place on your campus Monday. I have been glued to the television, wanting to turn away, but knowing I could not.  Hearing stories from those who knew the victims, made me feel like I too got a small glimpse of them.  I pray each night for each and everyone.  I hope that the healing process will help you move forward.  I know that there will never be understanding.  To understand there has to be a reason and there was none. God Bless you!

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Angie, Louisiana • #29634

I am so sorry for all of your losses. May God bless each and every one of you all and your families. It truly depresses me to hear of all this senseless violence and death. But America and the world is standing by your side and keeping you all in our daily thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Miami, Florida USA • #29635

I would just like to say how truly sorry I am for what took place on April 16th.  I’m not an alum of VT but I would be proud to call myself a HOKIE!! 

Love and Prayers,
Bobbie and Rick

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Blackstone, VA • #29636

The outpoor of unconditional love any and all affected by this tragety is seen and felt by all. My words cannot comfort and ease the extreme pain many are feeling, or can they explain the why of it all. Please I ask of all to get some help to be free of the anger, if one keeps such anger “bottled up” it destroys the sole and one then loses all concepts of life in the living form and wants to take actions as this. The whole world is behind you all with unconditional love. Some words will anger one and comfort another. I express my feelings and unconditional love for all by writing this. My daughter is a student of VT and lives on the 5TH. floor of Ambler Johnson,I never dreamed such a devestating event would effect me as it has, I can only imagine the feelings of others,"THIS TO SHALL PASS”. Steve

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Alice, Texas 78332 USA • #29637

Dear Virginia Tech,

It’s me again and I forgot one thing I wish all of you the best wishes of all and lets all try to remember the ones who are dead.

Lets go Hokies


April 19, 2007, 10:59am • lynchburg,virginia • #29638

God bless all of you guys, and help you all to cope during this aweful time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Dublin, Ireland • #29639

We share your tears and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful grieving process.  Draw strength from the Lord… “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” Deuteronomy 33:27

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Peoria, AZ • #29640

The VA. Tech community,parents and family members are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time of unbelievable sorrow.  The images shown to the world have shown the resolve of the community to handle immense grief and fear with dignity, compassion and pride. May God bless the students, faculty, emergency response and law enforcement personnel as you deal with this horrendous tragedy. 
Proud to be a Hokie! CB

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Richmond ,VA • #29641

My thoughts and prayers are with all who were lost on that tragic day.Also to the Families and Friends.I look forward to going to what I think is the BEST SCHOOL EVER!!.It would be an honor to be a part of Virginia Tech.

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Fredericksburg, Virginia • #29642

We ache for the VT family.  Lean on each other.
You are in our prayers.

The Fergusons

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Coldwater, MI • #29643

To all members of the Hokie Nation, please...please know all our thoughts and prayers are with you.We feel your pain .Like you we cannot understand how such a thing could happen.Stay strong...know you are loved.

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Bishop Ca USA • #29644

I would like to share my condolences with the family, friends, and loved ones of the victims of this horrific tragedy.  My family and I will keep you in our prayers. 

They will always be remembered. 

Silvia Magallanes

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Calumet City, IL • #29645

Dear Virgina Tech Friends and Famlilies,

I hope something like the tragedy at Virginia
Tech will never happen again. I offer my condolences to all who have lost loved ones friends and famliy. I hope people will feel better from the letters written here.

Paul, age 10

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • North Carolina, USA • #29646

To All Affected by this Tragedy~
I send my deepest condolences & prayers.  May you be surrounded with love and comfort during this terrible time.


April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Fairmont, WV • #29647

Hello Hokies of all kind. I’d like to send you my condolences and prayers to the families who lost loved ones and who were harmed during the massacre. My family is a ‘Nole at heart, but we have come together with other colleges around the nation as one, showing our support for others in a time of crisis.

God Bless America
God Bless The Hokies

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Saint Cloud, FL • #29648

My heartfelt thought & prayers go out to the families of the victims of this tragedy.  My heart is so heavy and profoundly saddened at this senseless act of violence.  Please know that you have a nation of friends and neighbors who are keeping you in prayer during this very difficult time. May God grant you comfort and peace.

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Lancaster, PA • #29649


April 19, 2007, 10:59am • NORFOLK VIRGINIA • #29650

Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the students, parents, faculty, administrators, and alumni of Virginia Tech and the people of Blacksburg, Virginia, following Monday’s tragedy.


The Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA • #29651

To the Virginia Tech Family -

I pray that God will bring you peace and comfort as you reflect on the horrible events of the 16th and reflect upon the lives lost and what those individuals brought to Virginia Tech.

Leslie Ertel
Director, The Advising Center
Jacksonville University

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Jacksonville, Florida • #29652

As an alum with a future Hokie Grad (Class of ‘18), my family would like to wish comfort to all those affected by this inexplicable tragedy.  Keep the spirit alive. 

Let’s go Hokies.

The Wajbel Family

April 19, 2007, 10:59am • Bel Air, MD • #29653

To the family and friends of the precious students and professors I want express my sorrow.  I do not know what to write, as I cannot know what this is like for you; I am praying for you and asking God to give His comfort.  I am so sorry for loss.

To my fellow Hokies while I am always glad to be a Hokie I am even more proud now.  And, especially to the Hokies who are currently students - your grace and bravery during this tragedy amazes me daily. It touches my heart to see and listen to you. You honor the victims in your words and behavior. Thank you. I am so proud of you and ask God to strenghten you. 

I believe “Hokies United” has taken on a greater meaning now. May God bless all who are touch by the tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • Houston, TX • #29654

This tragedy hits home for everyone. Although I don’t know anyone that attends Virginia Tech - I share everyones pain.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, classmates, students, and teachers of the victims - I know none of their lives will ever be the same.
*For today - we are all Hokies*

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • Steelton, PA • #29655

To the community of Virginia Tech and especially the parents, grandparents, siblings and spouses of the deceased victims, as well as the injuried, our thoughts and prayers have been with you since Monday.  Saying we’re sorry is so limited, but all we have.  A day at a time, you will begin to heal but never forget.

J and K Jones (father of Christopher Jones) and members of Victims of Pan Am #103

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • Wenham, MA • #29656

to all the students and staff i send my condolence. you are in my thoughts.

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • dublin, ireland • #29657

There is a song by a gospel artist Martha Munizzi, that sums up my heart felt condolences:

You can make it through the storm.

You can make it through the rain.

You can make it through the trials. 

You can make it through the pain.

And though you may not understand, there’s a purpose there’s a plan so while you WORSHIP he’ll
bring you through IT ALL!!!

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • West Palm Beach, Florida • #29658

I am writing to say God Bless you all and know that you all at Virginia Tech are in my families thoughts and prayers!

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • Rocky Point, NY • #29659

No words can explain the grief for those, who went. May their souls rest in peace.


April 19, 2007, 11:00am • Amritsar, India • #29660

Our hearts and prayers are with the families and friends of those students and teachers whose lives were violently taken away from them.  We also pray for the survivors recovering in the hospital for the students and faculty at Virginia Tech.

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • Springfield, Pennsylvania • #29661

Please feel the love and comfort from our Heavenly Father in this painful tragedy. My soul cries with you. All who were taken are with Jesus in Heaven and in our hearts always !

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • Marlboro, NJ • #29662

My prayers and thoughts are with you all especially the families that lost their love ones. Sometimes we ask the question why and how could this be? The Bible says that God knows it all and He has everying under control that He will not put no more on us then we can bare. This is a time to turn to God for those answers. It’s time to pray like never before and trust God for strength and hope. We have to pray for this young mans family that God will help them through all of this as well. God will see all of us through, because this has effected the whole world.
Be blessed,
Diana Powell, Minister

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • Raleigh, NC • #29663

Dear Virginia Tech Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Family, & Friends,

Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families & friends & fellow students of the dear souls lost to this senseless crime. Words cannot express how sorry we are for your losses. May God give His extra care to you and hold you close in His strength. We grieve with you as fellow Americans, however, cannot begin to imagine your personal pain. My comfort is knowing that your loved ones are now in God’s heaven, and become part of the strength of love and of spirit. I wish I could hug each and every one of you and give you some strength and love through this to at least bring a bit of comfort.
God Bless you all.
S & S Vitale

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • North Providence, RI • #29664

Dear Families and Friends,

In this time of great tragedy, all of our prayers are with you. It is truly devastating to see the lives of innocent people lost simply because they happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. May God grant them paradise and may his light shine upon the families who are mourning their lost ones.

Virginia Tech Forever.

April 19, 2007, 11:00am • South Windsor, CT • #29665

To the entire Virginia Tech community-

Thoughts and prayers for everyone touched by this tragedy - time may eventually dull the pain, but this event will never be far from your minds.  Take care of yourselves and each other…


April 19, 2007, 11:01am • South Carolina • #29666

Dear students, friends, familiars and everybody who was affected:

We don’t know the wheigt and the pain of lost, until it knock our doors.
Is realy hard lost someone who we love… harder by this way!
As an university student, I’d like to give you my deepest condolences.
I pray every day for all affected by this and, I pray for things like this don’t happend again.

If someone needs some kind of help, I’ll do my best.
God bless you all!


April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Sao Paulo/SP - Brazil • #29667

Sympathy to all our students, professors, and their families affected by this tragedy. Wish this kind of tragedy will not happen again. Let’s work together to get this over.

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Fairfax, VA • #29668

That is not at all how
We thought it was supposed to be
We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you’ve gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you

We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
‘Cause we know our goodbye is not the end
We can grieve with hope
Because we believe with hope
There’s a place where we’ll see your face again
We’ll see your face again

Never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
Never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God’s plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father smile and say well done
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
‘Cause now you’re home and now you’re free


We have this hope like as an anchor
‘Cause we believe that everything God promised us is true

There’s a place
By God’s grace
There’s a place where we’ll see your face again

By: Steven Curtis Chapman (with hope)
The Ludlum’s

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Indianpolis, Indiana/ USA • #29669

My prayers for “peace that passes understanding” goes out to every single person that has been touched by this tragedy. I pray for every mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife, lover, and friend; of all who has suffered at the hands of the Devil’s outreach. In the midst of your suffering, I pray: Come,Lord Jesus.

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Martinez, GA • #29670

everyone here in belgium is really shocked about what happened there at the other side of the ocean. There are actually no words for all of this.
i can’t understand people having so much hate to kill so many innocent people. i would like to give support and courage to the families of the victims, and also to the fellow students to get trough all of this.

yasmine - student

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • antwerp, belgium EU • #29671

My prayers include those who lost their lives on April 16th, 2007 as well as their families. I also am praying for those students in mourning of their peers.

In memory of a fellow Resident Assistant, Ryan C. Clark. Texas State University RAs have Ryan and his family in our prayers.

With my condolences,
Kayla L. Holder

Psalms 34:18-19
Romans 8:28

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Austin, Texas • #29672


April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Harrisonburg, VA • #29673

My family wants you to know out thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech and all the families who lost loved ones. We will keep you all in our prayers long after the media has gone. You all will not be left alone.
Alan, Susan and Greg Joyce

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Goodlettsville, Tennessee • #29674

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the extraordinary human beings who lost their lives on April 16th.  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said,
“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” Today, we are all Virginia Tech Hokies.

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Rhode Island, USA • #29675

My prayers and thoughts are with you at Virgina Tech, as well as all the families involved.  I can’t imagine what you’re experiencing.  I can only hope that you will find some comfort through this.  Everyone is behind you and love you.  God Bless you VT!

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • E. Amherst, NY • #29676