Condolences, April 19, 2007

The time has come to heal, this person who took the happiness from you should not take anymore, show them you can do it Hokies, GET JIGGY WITH EM HOKIES. 

April 19, 2007, 12:45pm • TAYLOR MI • #30279

My sincere condolences to the victim’s and the victim’s families of VT. Along with everyone of Blacksburg and VT! I do not know any of you, but I have cried for you all. Your lives were cut short so tragically, but I know you are in a better place looking down on us all!! My heart and prayers go out to you all!!!

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • Weston, WV • #30280

I am sorry for all the tradegy. May god bless you all and my heart goes out to family and friends of the victims of this horrible event.
Sera C.

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • East Stroudsburg, PA • #30281

VT Families and Friends,
I don’t know how to express my sympathy’s to you and I don’t want to cause you pain today.  Please find comfort knowing that you have support even from those you don’t know. 
We’ll never understand why things happen the way they do.
But just remember that your loved ones will live in your memories and heart forever until the day that you meet again.  I believe that God has given Them Angel’s wings to watch over and protect you. 
And don’t forget that they are only a thought away.
May the happiness you shared together warm your heart today and always…
My thoughts and prayers to you everyday.
A friend far away,
Jason, Anna & Tyler (3)

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • Antioch IL • #30282

I would like to express my sincere condolences to all the families and friends of those who lost someone they love.

University of Montréal H.E.C.

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • Montreal, Quebec, Canada • #30283

You will get through this. You are Hokies! My thoughts and prayers are with every single one of you. There are many questions left unanswered as to why this happend and what we could have done to prevent it. But God is with you. So is everyone around the world. We may not be there physically, but we are there with our hearts, souls, and minds. Not a minute that goes by that i am not thinking of this horrific day. All you surviors have made your school proud. You are coming together to get through this. You are truely a blessing.

God Bless,

Katie Robinson

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • Wallace, North Carolina • #30284

My thoughts and prayers are with the students, friends, and families of those who were victimized by the VT tragedy.  My heart and hand goes out to you.  STAY STRONG, KEEP STRONG, and God Bless You in this time of need.

~Charlene C.

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA • #30285

The memories of the students will live on for ever.

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • galde spring .va • #30286

im so sorry to hear eveything that happened condolences to all of the families and friends of the victims RIP

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • Leicester England • #30287

my thoughts and prayers are with you all. the badgers are with you all. the country is with you all. we are all hokies

god bless

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • madison WI • #30288

my heart goes out to each and everyone involved in such a tradgedy.You are in my thoughts and prayers judy s.

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • florence,ma. • #30289

Dear VT university,
i feel real sorry for the guys family and especially the victim’s family. the reason i fell sorry for the shooters family is because they had no control over him.I am very sad rite now. i hope all familys will heal from this TERIABLE insedint i know thery will never forget but still you need 2 forgive they madmans family because they have no control over him. i will never forget you


April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • Rustburg, virginia USA • #30290

im deeply sorry, aguante VT, dont let evil surpass you

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • mexico • #30291

My thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected by such a horrible tragedy that occured at VT University.  May good continue to be with you and heaven smile upon you.

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • Charlotte, NC • #30292

I cannot imagine your pain, sorrow, anger, or the disblief you are feeling.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  The one positive I have gained has been watching the students and the staff.  I see very intelligent, articulate, polite, and caring people.  We see so much of the negative behaviors of our young people in the news, that it has been a blessing to see these wonderful young people and to know this same kind of behavior by our young is repeated on every campus in the nation.  It is comforting to know our nation will be in good hands when these young adults become the leaders, teachers, doctors, muscicians, artists, lawyers, nurses, on and on, of tomorrow. Again, you are in our prayers.  Sincerely A.J. and Jim Foster, Kennewick, Wa.

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • KENNEWICK,WA • #30293

As an alumni of Virginia Tech, I wish to send my prayers and hope to the families of the victims. Virginia Tech you did nothing to deserve this. We as Hokies are proud of the job the university and its’ staff does everyday. Hang in there.

April 19, 2007, 12:46pm • Auburn, Alabama • #30294

There are no words that can express enough condolences.  My God keep you through this time and may this nation help you to heal and rebuild.


April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Washington, DC • #30295

Thinking of you all at this sad time....

Lots of love

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Hastings, United Kingdom • #30296

What wonderful professors and students there are at VT.  Don’t let the act of one evil mean selfish deranged person destroy all of you and all you are. We feel your pain and sorrow. /we are all Hokies. Our thoughts and prayers are for the families who lost their children, brothers or sisters,fathers and mothers.

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Pittsburgh, Pa • #30297

my heart go out to the people that lost there lives i give my condoences to the family.god bless the people that put there life on the line.

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • georgia • #30298

TO all affected in this tragic event:

May God watch over you all and give strength to pursue a new beginning. May we all learn from this.

Oh God make me brave
Let me stregthen after pain
As a tree stregthens after rain,
Shining and lovely again.

As the blown grass lifts, let me rise
From sorrow with quiet eyes,
Knowing thy way is wise.
God make me brave.

Life brings such blinding things!
Help me to keep thee in thy sight,
Knowing all through my might,
That out of dark, comes Light.

God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Costa Mesa, California • #30299

My prayers and thoughts are with everyone affected by this terrible tragedy. God Bless you all.


April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Onancock, Virginia • #30300

"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”
Josh Billings

Let us not lose our faith in this time of sorrow.  Let the Lord lead us to forgiveness and allow all the heal.  From a fellow Virginian to the Hokies and the families of those who have passed, I pray that peace fall over us all after such a heart breaking loss. 

Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Berea, Kentucky • #30301

My sympathy and condolences to those who have lost or been injured during this time of tragedy. I am so sorry for your losses. You are all kept in my thoughts and my prayers. God Bless you all!

University of St. Francis

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Chicago, IL • #30302

I´m really sad about that tragedy! I´ll send much of positve energy and power to the familes which lost their child!!!
To the world: Please, treat your children right that they´ll don´t become such an mad murderer like this one!!

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Lüneburg, Germany • #30303

Your entire school and community are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Taylor Mineral College

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Park Hills, Missouri • #30304

I just can’t believe nor imagine what the families are going through!  My heart and prayers go out to all the Hokies.  Stay strong and may God bless everyone at VT!


April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Spring, Texas • #30305

To the Virigina Tech family and community,

I am deeply sadden about the tragic losses this past week on campus. I am currently a part-time student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. I just have tears in my eyes rolling down my face. When listening to the VA college students being interviewed. They all seem to really love the school and the campus life. So, many of them how great potential of professional cares.

I wish the victims who are still recovering the best luck. It’s going to be a long haul for everyone. Everyone grieves at various stages.

I didn’t know much about VA until these past few days. I knew the school from NCAA basketball but that was it. I didn’t realize all the programs VA offer in the undergraduate and graduate problems.

I wish the remaining students the best of luck and hopefully they will continue their education at VA Tech.

My thoughts and prayers are with all the family members involved. It will be a really long healing process, but the nation is supporting everyone.

Cheryl Henchar

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Stamford, CT • #30306

I am a high school student form the Columbine area, an area that understands and shares your pain. You are not alone in this, the entire nation prays for you and supports you! We are all hokies tomorrow on Hokie Hope day! VT will prevail stronger than ever...God bless!

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • Littleton, Colorado / USA • #30307

My heart goes out to all of you my prayers are with you of course there are not words that would be enough to say.  Remember that earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal.  We are all praying for you.

April 19, 2007, 12:47pm • New Jersey • #30308

There is so much to say but I keep finding myself at a loss for words.  I felt this way after I watched the towers fall.  One of the things that stunned me back then was the outpouring of love and support from people around the country and around the world.  I hope that in some small way this message board helps the grieving process for the families, the friends, the school, the community.  Here in NYC I am so sad for what you are going through but, more importantly - I have so much hope for you, too.

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • New York City, NY • #30309

My heart goes out to the entire VirginiaTech community, please know that all of you are in my thought and prayers.  Marie S

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • Phila PA • #30310

It is sickening, all of us alumni are with you.  People have been coming up to us to express their condolences for the last couple of days.  The whole country is grieving for the Hokies.

BSCE ‘99

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • San Francisco, CA • #30311

my deepest condolence to the whole virginia tech community..may you all find the stregth and courage to get trough this tragedy..and may the souls of all the victims rest in peace.

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • malaysia • #30312

You are Hokies. And now we, all of us, are Hokies. My heart and prayers are with you, my new family. I pray that God will wrap you in is Love and Mercy and Compassion. I pray for you that beautiful memories of those we’ve lost will come to you and bring you joy in the midst of sorrow. I pray for you so much peace. I pray for you in silence because I can’t find the words. I pray for you all. I love you. Thank you, Professor Giovanni, for giving words to emotions I could not express.
T. Williamson Bradley

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • North Little Rock, Arkansas • #30313

I know that is going to be a tragedy that will take a while to get over. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • Montross VA • #30314

My prayers are with all of you, families, friends, students… I’m so sorry and I send you from Spain my best wishes.

Stay strong!

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain • #30315

My most heartfelt condolences are for all of the people affected by this tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • Victoria, BC - Canada • #30316

No one is prepared for anything like this, moral support and shoulders to lean on are what is important.  I was never a fan of VT, but my heart is with you.  My God Bless you and make you stronger then ever.


April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • #30317

Deepest sympathies to the families of the victims.Our thoughts are with all of va tech....
God bless you all...gary

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • New Castle, Pa. • #30318

Virginia Tech, you are in everyone thoughts and prayers- God is by your side

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • Fredericksburg Virginia • #30319

I don’t watch television often,but the news I heard on Monday touched me deeply.I’m really sad cause what happened to the people of VT.Everyday news on tv are more and more absurd,how is it possible that someone can do that?I mean,33 people died,students who where there to assure themselves a better future,a professor who survived the Holocaust,they died because reasons.I’m thinking about all the students that are living moments that no one can imagine,the sadness and the shock I’m feeling right now it’s nothing compared to what THEY are feeling.They lost friends, classmates,roommates,sons,daughters,brothers or sisters,still wondering why,and they won’t ever find an’s not fair!!!Why??No answer
I feel like I’m a Hokie myself even if I live at the other part of the ocean,I feel like I’m their friend,classmate,roommate...I’m there wih you guys!!!
Many things to say,Many question to do to try to understand what’s happening in this world...but I won’t ever have answers,so why bother???
The sadness that I have in my heart tells me to stop here so I send a big embrace to all Hokies,VT people and everyone’s suffering now for this.
Remember that you’re not alone in this!!!

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • Italy • #30320

To the VT families, faculty and staff:
We just wanted to say that we are praying for you in this time of tragedy and despair and that we know that God can comfort your broken hearts and calm your troubled spirits. Please know that all of us in West Virginia are praying for you. God Bless!

Leo & Lea Ann Kay

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • Charleston, WV • #30321

I will cheer for Hokies. I will pray for Hokies.
You have suffered and endured way more than can be comprehended. Know that, no matter what lies
in the days ahead, you are supported by people
from around the US and around the world.

from Georgia....
UVa alumni, fellow Virginian native, sister of
VT alumni, aunt of VT student,
Noel Rackie

April 19, 2007, 12:48pm • Kennesaw, Ga • #30322

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The families of the victims, their friends, the survivors and all the students and faculty there at Virginia Tech. In the days ahead, may you find some peace in the memories of those you loved.
The Clark Family

April 19, 2007, 12:49pm • Griffin, Georgia • #30323

When I first heard the news about this horrible shooting, I didn’t know what to think.  I was completely shocked and devestated!  I have been a HUGE VT fan since I was 6 and still am!!  My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, families, faculty and the entire VT community!! 


April 19, 2007, 12:49pm • Butler, PA • #30324

hey i just wanted to add another thing to the comment i just left and that is thank you to all police,emt,ambulances and faculty and staff at Virginia Tech you all are and did a great job...i pray for you as the days go on that you may be able to do whatever you can for the family and friends and for all who are injured to help heal them...Thank You & God Bless

Ryan Wilkie

class of 2010 at NHS

April 19, 2007, 12:49pm • Newtown,CT • #30325

As a parent of a recent graduate of Virginia Tech, I send my sincere sympathy to the entire HOKIE nation. Hokies are a large family who stand together and will move forward from this terrible tragdy. As one Professor declared, “we will prevail”.

April 19, 2007, 12:49pm • Sandston, Virginia • #30326

I cannot stop thinking of you… you who are gone, you who remain.  I want to turn my every thought into a prayer for your peace, your healing, your faith, your hope, your restoration.  May God pour all He knows you need into you who are hurting so profoundly. May you experience His presence like never before.


April 19, 2007, 12:49pm • Maryland • #30327

All our thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims.  God Bless all of you.

April 19, 2007, 12:49pm • Jacksonville, Florida • #30328