Condolences, April 19, 2007

To all those families and friends who lost someone they loved. I’m sorry. I hope one day you can heal and think about all the joy and happiness that person brought to your life. Please except my condolences.

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Bethlehem, Pa • #29677

I just wanted to say how “utterly shocked” and
deeply saddened I was at the news on Monday. MY
thoughts and prayers are with all the families
that lost loved ones, as well as the whole
Virginia Tech community. It made me cry, even
though I don’t personally know any of the victims.
I am, however, a mother of a college student, and
after hearing the news, my first thought was to
call and hear my son’s voice.... I am so deeply
saddened that some of you can no longer hear
yours, and I am so sorry.... GOD bless you all…

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Winchester, Tennessee • #29678

We have Grandchildren the ages of most of the students. Our hearts are broken. Please accept
our deepest love and condolences. Stay close and
know God is taking care of his “newest Angels.”

With Love,

Robert & Donna Prather

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Santee California • #29679

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God Bless

The Finnerty Family

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • West Springfield,MA • #29680

It is so difficult to put into words such feelings of sympathy and sadness that the nation, and no doubt world community, is feeling for the loss of these beautiful, talented individuals. My heart and mind continues to ache over this tragedy. Though we will never understand why, I thought it might be comforting to share that over the past three days, as a direct result of this nightmare, I have witnessed a caring, supporting, united human race.

I was in Philadelphia on Monday morning when the news broke and on the streets strangers were speaking, hugging and mourning with one another. Since that time, the feelings of genuine concern for one another have not waned. It is difficult to find the light in situations such as these; however, I believe the 32 bright souls that are no longer part of our physical world, have left their legacy, each in their own way, but together allowing us to see once again, that life is so precious, reminding us that we must always love and look out for one another. May their truth, conviction and love of life live on, forever.

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Indianapolis, Indiana • #29681

We would like to send our condolences to all the families and friends that lost someone last monday. We are really sorry we live in other Country but we are still very touched by this. We’ll pray for you all to find some light in this darkest period.
The Lopez Family

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Mexico • #29682

We offer the wings of our “Flying WV” to help lift your Hokie hearts and spirit.

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • WVU Mountaineer Parent, North Hunterdon NJ • #29683

I was listening 2 different radio stations this morning, & 1 of the more popular ones were reading Lauren McCain’s myspace page to people on the air so that we could REALLY try 2 get 2 know these people that we have never met, yet shed so many tears 4.  They had to stop the broadcast because everyone in the studio started breaking down, literally stopped the show to mourn for you all.  WE CRY WITH YOU!!!!!

Abigial Curran

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Indianapolis, Indiana • #29684

God bless you.  Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

The Blais family

April 19, 2007, 11:01am • Bloomington, Indiana • #29685

God Bless you all. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.  Tufts University Grafton Ma

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Grafton, Ma • #29686

i am so sorry for everyone who lost somebody
on that most awful day. my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victmins
lots of love sinead

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • ireland • #29687


April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Gliwice, Poland • #29688

people all over the world feel your grief and shock.we are in disbelief.God help us.
yours with simpathy.

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • dublin ,ireland • #29689

Our state is very deeply saddened with this tragedy. VT will be in our thoughts & prayers forever!!! I know God will give you strength & peace. Keep up the Hokie Pride!!!!

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Columbia, South Carolina - The Hanna Family • #29690

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.  As a fellow ACC graduate and as an American, we’re all sharing your grief.  VT is a wonderful school and community and it will heal.  32 beautiful people have been lost that would’ve made a wonderful impact on our world and they ARE impacting the world.  They’re reminding us to tell our families we love them, to hug more, to smile more, and to appreciate life a little more.  The world mourned with us at Pearl Harbor, the world mourned with us on 9/11, and now the world mourns with us yet again.  There is more good in this world than evil and we can see that through the outpouring of love and emotion toward all of you.  Don’t lost hope, never forget the ones we’ve lost, and live life like each moment is our last.  This week we all have Hokie pride and we’re all Hokies.

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Greensboro, NC • #29691

We were saden to hear about the tragedy that happend on your campus. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.  May God bless you all

The Clark Family

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Abilene, KS • #29692

To the Students, their Families, Friends and the entire Educational Family and Support Staff at Virginia Tech.:

You are all in our deepest thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all . . .

God Speed . . . .

Dan and Julie Tymchyshyn

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada • #29693

As a Terp Alumni from the University of Maryland-College Park, I send the families and extended families of those precious lives lost all my prayers and thoughts during this very difficult time. 

As a member of the Student Affairs family (via the ACPA International Office in DC) I send my support and encouragement to the faculty and staff at Virginia Tech.

Keep your heads up because we all have your backs and will help you stand tall!

~ Jenny G.

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • College Park, MD & Washington, DC • #29694

I am a Hokie.  Few things in my life have made me prouder than to be able to say those words.  And although my heart is hurting for the families who have lost so much, my pride in and love for this University is still as strong as ever.  I hurt for the victims, for the families and friends, and for the law enforcement and school officials who are living this nightmare on the front lines.  But most of all, I hurt for the whole world--for all of us who live in a world where such unimaginable evil could grow among such beauty.  I pray for us all.

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Galax, VA • #29695

Wherever we are today our thoughts are with you.  We are deeply saddened by your loss.  We pray that God will bring you comfort in this time of need.

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Cocoa, Florida • #29696

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The Heart center stress lab nurses in Kingsport Tn.

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Kingsport TN • #29697

Dear Hokies,

One more thing all all of the people at the school your in our hearts at RUSTBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL.I am about to cry. My best wishes of all to yall.


April 19, 2007, 11:02am • lynchburg,virginia • #29698

This is a very sad, sad moment for all of us down here in Florida. We want all the victims families, friends and Virginia Tech to know that our hearts are with you.

PS Thank you for granting the victims their degrees. They truly deserve it. Thank you again.

April 19, 2007, 11:02am • Orange City, Florida • #29699

The entire Virginia Tech family is in my thoughts in prayers.  GOD bless you and keep your heads up.


April 19, 2007, 11:03am • Tampa, Florida • #29700

Stay strong, Hokies.

The whole of the USA is praying for you.

April 19, 2007, 11:03am • Stafford, VA • #29701

It’s with great sadness and deep sorrow that I received the news of the tragic campus shootings of April 16, 2007. No amount of words could bring consolation to the families and to your community at this time. Nevertheless, I offer my condolences. I pray that the souls of the victims may rest in peace, and that their families and the whole Viginia Tech community will find strength and solace to keep moving on
as we mourn together this great loss. Their spirits live on. Go Hokies. Innocent Okozi

April 19, 2007, 11:03am • Newark, NJ • #29702

Remember the smiles, remember the fun.
God’s plan for your friends and family members here on Earth is done.
They lived life to the fullest, and loved with all their heart.
Their journey as angels in heaven has gotten it’s start.
We pray for all of you left behind, that someday, peace in your hearts you will find.

All of you are in our prayers!

April 19, 2007, 11:03am • Sacramento, CA • #29703

The story of such tragedy has filled most peoples days, being played out through media minute by minute. But most of us can turn it off at night, and wake up next to the ones we love, and cherish. Through such selfeshness, and sickness, 32 motivated, beautiful, and vibrant people were killed. I hope the media will take the time to display THEIR pictures, THEIR stories, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, and drift quietly away from the person who took them. I want to see the pictures of the smiling students, and heroic teachers, the brave women and men who fought for their lives that day. Thats what I will remember from this tragedy, and I hope that most can do the same.

April 19, 2007, 11:03am • Rhode Island • #29704

to all associated with virginia tech university
and specially to all the victims’ family, also more specially to minal’s family and dr. loganathan’s family:

April 19, 2007, 11:03am • calcutta, india • #29705

My sympathy to all parents and friends who lost a loved one in this sensless tragedy. Keep your Hokie Pride strong during this difficult time. You are in all our prayers.

April 19, 2007, 11:03am • Atlanta, GA • #29706

Our thoughts are with all the families that have been affected by this tragedy. May your broken hearts mend

April 19, 2007, 11:03am • Hertfordshire. England • #29707

May you all find strength in a higher power during this most horrific time.  My prayer for the Virginia Tech community is that God be with each of you.

April 19, 2007, 11:03am • Loxely, Alabama, USA • #29708

Dear Family and Friends,
We are very sorry for your losses. This is a very difficult time for you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.


April 19, 2007, 11:03am • Saltville, VA • #29709

I’d like to offer my condolence to the families of the victims of Virginia Tech and friends.

April 19, 2007, 11:03am • são paulo/brazil • #29710

Cleveland, Ohio residents are thinking of you and send their support and love.

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • Cleveland, OH • #29711

Dear Hokie Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time, be strong for each other.


April 19, 2007, 11:04am • Bowling Green, KY • #29712

They started their day in their normal ways.
With backpacks and finished homework they made their way to the Hall.
The professors were preparing their day plans for the all.
They welcomed their students and lectures began.
Soon they realized that evil was upon them and the chicks needed protecting and just as God covers us and protect us in His way, the professor knew that he was to be a sacrificed lamb.
He guarded the door and gave orders to jump, out the windows flew the chicks but the protector paid with his blood.
The chicks weren’t quite ready to fly, but their lives were in jeopardy, and they followed the orders of the lamb.
God will bless you professor Librescu, you protected your charges and gave you life in the end. God bless you and Heaven welcomed you back home in His arms.

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • TJN, Ann Arbor, MI • #29713

My heart breaks for all of you. There are no words to express the tremendous sorrow that is felt by everyone around the world. May God grant each of you peace during this very difficult time.

Terri Gordy

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • Muscatine, Iowa • #29714

To all the VT Staff & students; Truly that was a day of tragic and unbelievalbe events. As I watched that on the news my hearts begin to cry out for everyone there,no one ever believed that would happened to them but we must remember no matter what place,hour,minute or second we may depart from this place. God makes no mistake he is in control no matter what.I pray every day that God keep my family & myself safe from all harm, evil & danger.I will keep the whole VT family in my prayers everyday for strengh, piece & understanding.I have kids who will be going off to college soon & I can’t see myself without them & I don’t know how the parents feel b-c I have never lost a child but my hearts goes out to you b-c no one wants to get the phone call that their child has been killed; so remember this Look to the hills from which cometh your help all your help come from the Lord. I don’t know none of you but I love you in Jesus name Amen! May the Lord keep everyone else “Safe In His Arms!”

Sherry Smith & Family

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • April 19, 2007, 10:01 a.m.: Houston, TX • #29715

To all the students, families and friends that have been affected by this sensless and horrible tragedy I am sending humble and sincere condolences in behalf of the Alfaro, Moreno, Garcia, Lebow and Velasquez families.  You will continue to be in our daily prayers.

P. Alfaro

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • Riverside, CA • #29716

I’m just a 25-year-old from West Tennessee, but I’m praying for your whole Virginia Tech community. I offer my sincerest condolences to each student, faculty member and staff personnel. Know that you are thought of, prayed for and loved by so many all around this country and world. I pray God’s best for all of you.

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • Milan, Tennessee • #29717

My heart goes out to all the families that lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy.  May the Lord give you comfort and wipe away your tears.

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • Bronx, NY • #29718

To all the Family’s,Friends, Students, and Teachers of VT,

My family and I would like to express our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care of yourselves and take it one day at a time.


April 19, 2007, 11:04am • Rochelle, Illinois • #29719

My hart go out to all the family and friends of the victims of this tragity. theres not enough words that will take the pain away.
Virginia Tech “STAND STRONG”
Mr.Travis Fountain and Family.

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • Boston, Ma • #29720

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.  I am not an alum of VA Tech, nor do I have children who attend.  I am, quite simply, a mom who has a 21 year old son away at college in Delaware, and whose heart is broken for the families and friends of all the victims. Please know that people all over the world pray for you and grieve with you at this time.  God be with all of you, and Godspeed to your departed loved ones. Ilene Black

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • Ewing, NJ • #29721

We are an Ohio State University family and we all extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the victims at Virginia Tech.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, and our hearts will always be with Virginia Tech.  Stick together and stay strong, God Bless all of you, The Chambers/Clawson Family, North Canton, Ohio

April 19, 2007, 11:04am • North Canton, Ohio, USA • #29722

I cannot express the sorrow I have for all of the families and friends of the victims of Virginia Tech.  Please know that you all are in our prayers every day.  May God surround you with His everlasting arms.  Rest in Him and He will give you the strength to carry on.  He will not leave you comfortless.  God Bless You All!!!

Gary and Jeannie Chilton

April 19, 2007, 11:05am • Mount Airy, North Carolina • #29723

I’d like to offer my condolence to the families and friends of the victims of Virginia Tech.

April 19, 2007, 11:05am • sao paulo/brazil • #29724

Dear Virginia Tech Family and Friends:
I went to UVA years ago.  I am an old Virginian who lives in the west now.  Please know that many of us are praying for you, and are grieving with you. This tragedy confounds my heart and my head.  Please know that your country, and indeed the world are thinking of you.  The flag is flying half-mast here at Brigham Young University on your behalf.

April 19, 2007, 11:05am • Provo, Utah • #29725

My thoughts and Prayers are with all the students/families of Virginia Tech.  My God wrap his arms around all of you! God Bless each and everyone!


April 19, 2007, 11:05am • Lake Charles, Louisiana • #29726