Condolences, April 19, 2007

I love you Virginia Tech. You are all in my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Pocahontas, VA • #31233

Love is more powerful than evil. There are more loving and beautiful people around us than there are evil ones. Remember that. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, I cry with you.
with love,

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Chico, CA • #31234

VT Community

Friends, family and mentors have been lost by such a tragic event but they will live on in our hearts forever.  My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone affected. LET’S GO HOKIES!!!

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Damascus, VA • #31235

My heart goes out to each and every one of you as you try to piece your life back together.  To all the families, friends, and co-workers that have lost someone close to them, I truly am sorry for your loss.  I cannot imagine, or even begin to understand the pain you all are feeling.  Please know that each one of us here at Frostburg State University is keeping all of you in our prayers and thoughts.

May God bless you, and keep you safe.

Karley Moss
Frostburg State University

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Frostburg, Maryland • #31236

God Bless the families and give them courage to overcome the pain and suffering.

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • India • #31237


April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • ORANGE TX • #31238

My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims families and friends during this time. Be strong and remember all the happy times.

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • New Orleans • #31239

I have tried, without success, to sign onto the website of Dan O’Neil, one of the victims.  He enjoyed playing guitar and singing, and posted pictures and recordings of himself and friends.  I want to honor him by seeing/hearing what he wanted seen and heard, but my computer won’t let me.  Perhaps someone with knowledge and access can do to the site what needs to be done to enable the rest of us to see and hear him.

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Los Angeles, CA • #31240

We are all praying for you and your families.

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Richmond, VA • #31241

I am deeply saddened by the tragic events of April 16th. Although I am not a Hokie, many of my family and friends graduated from VA Tech and Tech has always been a part of my life. While there’s nothing I can say that will ease your loss, I wanted you to know I am grieving with you and thinking of you during this time. May the love of family and friends comfort you. God Bless.
A. Jones (formerly of Roanoke, VA)

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • St. Petersburg, FL • #31242

April 19, 2007

To the Students, Staff, Faculty, and Administration of Virginia Tech, to the Grieving Families, and to the Citizens of Blacksburg:

On behalf of the Administrative Professional Staff at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, may I offer our deep and sincere condolences to each one of you after your recent losses.  This tragic event struck very close to home on our campus and we can only offer words of support, sorrow, and encouragement as you mourn and begin to recover.

Many of us work with individuals who either graduated from or served as faculty or staff at VT, or we know students who have friends and family there.  Their reactions and disbelief as events unfolded this week was particularly difficult to watch.

With heavy hearts we reach out to all of you during this time of sorrow and healing.


Charlotte A. Gibson, Chair
Administrative Professional Staff Council

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois • #31243


April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • BALTIMORE, MD • #31244

I am so sorry for the loss that you all have suffered from the senseless tragedy that has stolen away your children, your brothers and sisters, friends, and teachers.  Know that around the country, and around the world, we share your feelings of sadness and devastation.  There are no words significant enough to help ease your pain, but know that families just like ours are sending our sympathy, our love and our prayers.

April 19, 2007, 2:02pm • Saugus, California • #31245

My thoughts and prayers are with all at Virginia Tech especial the families of the students and faculty members.  I cannot express enough my sorry for your terrible loss. We have been so saddened by the events which unfolded on Monday 16th.  Our hearts reach out to you all.


Debbie Ellwood

April 19, 2007, 2:03pm • Johannesburg, South Africa • #31246

from alaska to virginia we are all HOKIES!!!

April 19, 2007, 2:03pm • craig alaska usa • #31247

My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the whole Virginia Tech community. I’m so sorry for you loses.  May they rest in peace.  I,also, send out my thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families of the victims and to the victims as well.  I will be praying for peace and for healing of the whole community. 

Sincerly, Kim

April 19, 2007, 2:03pm • Milwaukee, WI • #31248

Losing someone is a very hard thing to deal with, I just receltly lost someone very dear to me too. I send my true condolences from the bottom of my heart.. My prayes to all the family and friends who lost someone dear to them.

April 19, 2007, 2:03pm • Houston, TX • #31249

It is hard to come up with words to be of any help or encourgement at this hour. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and alumni are in my thoughts. I am a college student in Atlanta,GA. I first thought that as a student, especially at the end of the academic year, you are focused on getting final great grades and having an awesome summer.I have definitely put many things into perspective. Hold you head up. VT, I support you.

Jennifer Robinson
Spelman College ‘09

April 19, 2007, 2:03pm • Atlanta,GA • #31250

To all the VT families and friends,

Rather than mourn the absences of the flames,
we should celebrate how brightly they glowed.

Thoughts in Prayers are with ALL,
Your “Buckeyes” Family
Aaron, Kathy and Tori Close

We Luv U “Hokies” here in the “Buckeye” State!

April 19, 2007, 2:03pm • Mechanicsburg, Ohio • #31251

To all the students at VT, stay strong.  To all the families and friends that lost a loved one, my deepest condolences go out to you.  This terrible crime is just another reminder that life is a precious gift that should be cherished.  I leave you with this poem;

I walked amongst the clouds today
and then I took a seat,
to try to understand the world
that spun beneath my feet.
It was the grandest picture
my eyes had ever seen.
I couldn’t make out colors-
except for blue and green.
And yet, I could see people;
a whole race on the run.
To tell the truth, from where I sat,
they clearly moved as one.
With fear, they searched for answers
they thought were on the ground.
And though they spoke in different tongues,
they made the sweetest sound.
They had the wrong perspective,
with no way they could know:
There are no individuals,
but just parts of a whole.
And so I made a wish for them,
that someday they would see:
Only when they really love
is when they’re really free.
I’ll dance amongst the stars tonight,
while others search in vain.
For just above their point of view,
there’s no such thing as pain.

-Dan Ruley

April 19, 2007, 2:03pm • Tempe, Arizona • #31252

To the families and friends of the victims, my prayers and thoughts go out to you. To my fellow Hokies, stay strong! We must band together to support the friends and families of our fallen Hokies and each other. We can and will overcome this tragedy.

Maudelyn Greene, Class of 2003

April 19, 2007, 2:03pm • Charlotte NC • #31253

I cannot even begin to imagine what all of you must be going through right now.  I know I am deeply saddened and disturbed by this senseless act that could have possibly been avoided.  Although your hearts, souls, minds and bodies are feeling their lowest right now, just know that it is part of the healing process and it will soon get better.  Lean on your friends, family, and fellow VT family and know that you are all going through the same thing and you will get through it together.  You are the VT Hokies and you can overcome anything.  My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you everyday and I will be wearing the Hokie Orange and Maroon tomorrow along with you all.  Be strong, stick together and time will heal your pain.  Love and sympathy to all. 
Tori Farrish

April 19, 2007, 2:03pm • Dinwiddie, VA • #31254

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the students and the community at Virginia Tech. Just remember theres always a bright light at the end of the tunnel. So please head to the direction of the light. God bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Fresno, Ca • #31255

The deepest sympathy of myself, my wife and our two sons are with all of you affected by Monday’s tragedy. It is our hope that you will all find strength and comfort in the thoughts and prayers of the tens of millions of us around the world who support you.
Chris, Pat, Christopher and Harry

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #31256

Our thoughts and prayers are with you: students, faculity, and the sourrounding community, after this horrific event. Remember time heals.

The Aricheta family
Dallas, Texas

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Dallas, Texas • #31257

You are all in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers. God bless you all.

The Anzalone family

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Manassas, Virginia • #31258

Your students, faculty, staff and families have been in my prayers since the first news broke.  I cry with you and I pray for healing for each of you.  May God help you through this terrible time. The Texas Aggies are standing with you through this.  Gig ‘Em Hokies.


April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • College Station, TX • #31259

We are deeply saddened and appalled by the tragic loss of so many innocent lives.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
May God give you solace and strength at this diffcult time.

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • London, England • #31260

I offer my deepest condolences to the Virginia Tech family, my heart is sadden from this event. My God be with you all, my prayers are with you.

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Fort Worth, TX • #31261

My family The Kents wanted to pay our respects to all the families of the victims.Our prayers are with you.May you find healing and peace.Keep the faith and be strong.
God Bless The Kents
Hephzibah Ga.

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Frt.Gordon,Ga • #31262

It is hard to put into words how we feel about this terrible tragedy.  May you all gain the strength to continue.  Hold dear to your hearts the good memories you have of your fallen friends, students and professors.
The Cunliffes

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Kanata, Ontario Canada • #31263

Words cannot express how upset we all are about this tragedy on your campus. May God bless you in this time of grief.

With thoughts and prayers from Florida State,
Courtney R.

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Tallahassee, FL • #31264

My thoughts and prayers go out to all whom lost love ones and to the whole Vt campus.

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Charlottesville Va • #31265

I am so sorry for your losses.  I cannot imagine such a tragedy.  I work at a small liberal arts school in Nebraska and we are all praying for you and your families.  Please accept my personal, heartfelt sympathies and condolences.

Hillary Watter, DMA
Hastings College

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Hastings, NE • #31266

The world stands with you in this dark time.  We also grieve your losses with you and hope for a better tommorow for you.

The Candias Family

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • San Bernardino, CA • #31267

Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences in this time of saddness. We sympathize with the EVERYONE as they grieve at the senseless loss of innocent lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of them.

May you find solace from knowing that we all are with you.

With Deepest Sympathy,

The Andresen and Killmon Family

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Yorktown, VA • #31268

This tragedy will always be on my heart--to pray for the young people who survived, and to pray for the parents, friends and relatives who lost their precious young people that day!!
My prayer is based on my Christian faith that God thru Jesus Christ will give you all the peace that passes all understanding. His Word is Life and Truth and I pray that in your moments of sadness and unhappiness that you will turn to the ancient pages of the Bible for help and inspiration to continue living and believing that there is still good in the world and that we can have faith in a living saviour who will comfort us in this world, and be with Him in the next, thru faith.
There are no more words than this. My love to you all, N. Skinner

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Frenchtown, N. J. USA • #31269

As a student that attended VT for all 3 degrees, a VT faculty member, and now a parent of 3 young boys that want to attend VT, my heart breaks for the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy. My 10 year old son begged me not to return to campus and said that he was afraid to go to another VT football game.  I have assured him as I want to assure all of those who are considering leaving Tech or not attending Tech because of these horrific events, that it is not only a university, but a national family that has been brought closer together through this tragedy.  As a parent, I want my children to consider attending VT.  As a current PhD student, I will continue my program.  As a faculty member, I urge everyone to remember the Tech community for its determination, strength, and grace during this time.

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Salem, Virginia • #31270

I speak for my entire family, when I say we share in your pain, your anguish and your suffering for your loss.  Mere words cannot express how we feel, but a simple prayer i hope will do:
Lord, we know you are a just God, a powerful God, an all knowing God. Please be with our Family and friends at this time.  Help them to understand, give them peace, solace, and comfort. Take our hearts into YOUR hands, Father God; give them strength for the next moments, hours, days, months,yes and even years to come. I pray that You bless these families..., and see them through these tough times, in your Son’s name.... Amen

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Louisville, Georgia • #31271

my deepest condolences to the peopele of virgina and the parents of the dad ones.

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • st. anna ter muiden,netherland • #31272

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Johnstons

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Moorefield WV • #31273

There is no words to express my condolences to the families of each person.  My prayers for all the families and may God have each one at his side.


Maria Teresa Rojas

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Miami Florida • #31274

To all at Virginia Tech. My deepest condolences to everyone. I am sadden by your grief and know that healing will be difficult. I am from New Orleans and we continue to struggle also. So be strong and keep your heads to the sky in prayer. My Yah bless and keep all that were lost. I have put two original uplifting spiritual songs on my website at for anyone needing a spiritual uplifting through song.

With Deepest Regret

Lester Singleton

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • New Orleans, LA • #31275

Please know that our hearts are broken and all of you are in our prayers. Your grace and courage shows the caliber of people that attend Va Tech and that you’ll all come through this because of you solidarity.Bless you all

April 19, 2007, 2:04pm • Harrison City, PA • #31276

Our support is with you.  We have talked with our classes and share in your grief.

Megan Franks
North Harris College

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Houston, Tx • #31277

To the people of Virginia Tech:

We all feel your loss and we mourn for you not only as a family, but as a nation. My heartfelt sympathy go out to the families and faculty whom have lost such beautiful lives in this senseless tragedy. No one will ever understand what you are and will be going through, but remember that we stand behind you through your time of need. My prayers go out to you now and forever. May God Bless the Hokies!!

Teresa USAF

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Bethlehem, PA USA • #31278

Our country, our world shares in the grief that has touched your life.
Only time will help to heal your wounds so deep. 
God is beside you and will always be.
These men and women young and old taken so tragically are in a better place.
They stand with God by their side. 
This life as we know it is short and theirs now is forever.
They will never again know pain, only peace and happiness.
Time only will help you to understand and to feel. 
God bless each and every one of you.
This tragedy has touched my life so deeply.
Having known none personally, but as though knowing all.
I wish each family that has lost a love one, each student whom witnessed and your entire school community my heart, heart felt sympathy.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers always.


April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • #31279

Our hearts are crying and our eyes are filled with tears for the senseless loss that you all are being forced to endure.  There are no words that can begin to convey the agony and sympathy that so many of us feel for you as individuals and together as a community, especially after having been through a similar battle with the evil that perpetrates such horror and injustice on innocent and unsuspecting lives. Please know that you are all surrounded by prayer and hope for things that are truly good and pure to prevail through such a time as this.
Terri S.

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Littleton, Colorado • #31280

All of us, including my mom and I and all the citizens of Bergen County and as well as the buddhist community join in sincere prayers and condolences to the entire Virginia Tech College Community and the families of the victims on the horrific tragedy that has sincerely befallen upon you. We sincerely pray for the peace of Virginia Tech and that our faith will strengthen you and comfort you in your time of sincere sadness. If you wanna talk to us, please get in touch with us. We will be here for you always!

Sincerely with love and grace,

Christopher C. Gagliardi
Youth Advocate for the Physically and Mentally Challenged for The State of New Jersey

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America • #31281

I read about these events on the London Underground where not so long ago many lives were also lost.

I’m not sure why these events happen. Where is the care gone for eachother?

My heart goes out to you all.

However possible we have to make these events spur a possitive step forward - to make the world a better place.

I send you my love.

April 19, 2007, 2:05pm • London. • #31282