Condolences, April 19, 2007

My heart goes out to the parents, students, loved ones, faculty and staff of Virginia Tech in this
sad sad loss. 

God is with us in times of peril and will never
forsake us.  I pray for peace in the hearts of the parents and loved ones of these wonderful
young people.  They will be honored forever.

May God Bless you and God Bless the United States..

Jerry W. Chesson, Class of 1968

“We are the Hokies.”

April 19, 2007, 9:06pm • Rossford, Ohio , UnIted States • #32637


My prayers are with the families and friends of those who suffered loss in this tragedy.  May the God of infinite mercy and great love guide and comfort the families and friends suffering loss.

I pray that in the Lord Jesus we might find peace:

“In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

April 19, 2007, 9:06pm • Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada • #32638

Even after this painful loss, we can have peace by means of Jesus Christ, who loves us and gives us a new life. 
I live in méxico, and I am sure many persons of other places of the world
grow sad with you. And every day we pray to God, he can brings consolation to the families, friends, and teachers who are sad because of this event
Psalm 119:50
Remember your word to your servant,
for you have given me hope.
My comfort in my suffering is this:
Your promise preserves my life.

April 19, 2007, 9:06pm • Aura, Reynosa, México • #32639

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

April 19, 2007, 9:06pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #32640

Everyone VT should be proud of the strength and unity they have shown in light of this unspeakable tragedy.  That strength is what will heal.

April 19, 2007, 9:07pm • New York, NY • #32641

I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m praying for the families who lost someone in this tragedy.I go to Madison High School in Vienna Virginia and we’re all very upset about your losses.My heart and prayers are with you.

April 19, 2007, 9:07pm • Vienna,Virginia • #32642

To the staff, students and families of Virginia Tech - you are in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers.

April 19, 2007, 9:07pm • Guelph, Ontario, Canada • #32643

This is a very sad event. I grieve for all the victims. My thoughts are with all the families. It is a tragedy that this young man lived a life of such quiet despair. Thoughts from Arizona

April 19, 2007, 9:07pm • phoenix, Arizona • #32644

My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to all of you.  The tragedy of it all just leaves me speechless, and all I can do is send my heart’s prayers to heaven for all of you.  Marsha S.

April 19, 2007, 9:07pm • Portland, OR • #32645

I have been a staff member at three different colleges over my 28 year career. It is a working environment that is like no other.  My heart goes out to the families of all the victims. Having suffered a life threatening illness this past year, I can only tell you that it will be your faith, family and friends that will get you through this senseless tragedy.
Darlene N.

April 19, 2007, 9:07pm • Westminster, MD • #32646

As an RU alumni, I hold VT very close to my heart and have had the honor of visiting your beautiful campus many times.  I am so sorry for the tragedy and the suffering that I’m sure you must all be experiencing.  I am so proud of the students, staff, and administration at VT, the citizens of Blacksburg, those who staff the police forces, hospitals, and other emergency response teams, and the entire New River Valley area.  You all have shown so much class and sincerity throughout this tragedy.  There is no doubt that you will prevail.  My condolences and blessings go out to each and every family member and friend of the victims and to every student, staff, and faculty member at VT.  God Bless You All.

April 19, 2007, 9:07pm • Pennington Gap, VA • #32647

The tragedy of this is surely more than anyone could bear. I just want to convey my thoughts and prayers and letting you know that someone else is here trying to carry some of this sorrow....

April 19, 2007, 9:07pm • Felton, Ca. USA • #32648

When I heard about what happened I felt sad.  I think about all the lives that were lost.  It is a very difficult situation to go through; especially if you lost someone very important.  I still have questions that I can’t answer.  Like why this student would do something like this.  I don’t want to go to far into it, but it is very confusing what the student was thinking at the time.  I am sorry, and will continue to think about the lives lost.  I am from New Jersey, and I heard a few students lived in New Jersey who were going to Virginia Tech.  I did not know them , but I really feel sorry for all those who are gone.

April 19, 2007, 9:07pm • Hopatcong, NJ, USA • #32649

hi my name is Gabryel
i am sorry that you guys had to go trough this
horrifying moment and time my heart go’s out to the victim that survive the shooting and my prayer’s
go’s out to the family that lost there love
ones in the shooting i know you guy’s have heard
this from others who feel your pain as i do stay
strong keep your head up my family is also grieving with you in your time i just wish that none of this shouldn’t had to happen to anyone specially to those who are seeking there dream may god be with the family that have lost there love ones as the world is grieving with you because you are not alone my god kiss your angle tonight.

April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • silver spring maryland • #32650

In memory of V-tech

All around the world
The voice was heard
Of the man who ended everyones world

Picked up a gun and had some fun
Took it out for a whirl
Walked around,heads aspun

Filling the halls with innocent blood
In a rage of a broken heart
He made many souls depart

From this life less forgotten
But more remembered
As the day the earth stood still

Remember them all.

I hope that eventually we can move on from this horrific event But we will never forget what happened on that horrible day!

With great condolences,
Dani C.

April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • Springfield, P.A • #32651

Dear Students of Virginia Tech, Families and Friends~

Like the rest of America and the world, I watched the horrific events unfold on the television. The deep saddness and grief that I have for the Victims, their families and the Survivors simply cannot be expressed.

However, in spite of the Darkness that day on your Campus, YOU, each and every one of YOU, the SURVIVORS of that day, are truly what inspire me, and many, many others.

Through your grief and shock, each and everyone of you have been a true example of integrity, strength and HOPE.

Your sense of Community, the incredible compassion that each of you posses, and the love of your lost and injured friends is what truly has helped OTHERS find strength in order to endure this tragedy.

Each and every one of you are a true credit to Viginia Tech, and this great Nation we all call “home”.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, and may God continue to Bless you, your families and your friends.

Most Very Sincerely,


April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • Lake Tahoe, California • #32652

When I look at all those wonderful people I can not think, this lost is unimaginable to everyone in this country, to everyone in the world. We will always honor their memory by never letting hate win win the day.

April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • Farmington Hills, MI • #32653

I am a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute who happened to take a Thermodynamics one summer nearly two decades ago in the engineering hall where I understand the majority of the shootings took place.  I am shocked and deeply troubled by this event and find no other words than to say to you to you all are in my prayers.

J. Gillespie

April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • Rocket Center, WV • #32654

As a mother of a college student I can’t imagine the grief you are suffering.  I can only offer you my condolences and prayers for those that were lost and those left to wonder.  May you find peace during chaos and strength in each other and the world.  God Bless and watch over each one of you.

Vicki Stratford

April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • Pueblo, Colorado • #32655

I am sending my love and sorrow from London (England), I cant imagine for even a split second how you must feel and I no that no matter how many ‘SORRY’S’ you hear it will never make up for your lose of such wonderful people.....I really wish there wasnt so much evil in this world but there is an it’s a part of life that we all hate..Try not to think of how they died, but how they were..How you once knew them...I wish from the bottom of my heart that such a tragic thing never happened..If you hate life so much then dont take people with you people who deserve to die through god not through satan.....Let’s smile and be happy that your loved ones are now peacefully away someone where nobody can touch them, harm them and oneday you will be with them again..That’s a promise from god.

Kelly Redpath

April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • United Kingdom/London • #32656

We the Webb family have long been Hokie fans for many years. Our daughter is four years old and wants to be an animal doctor. She said that she will have to go to tech to be one. We are shocked and mourning the terrible loss you are going through. We will show our oneness with you by wearing the colors of the school we love and hold dear. Today we are truely Hokies. We love you and pray for you.

Michael W.

April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • Roanoke Virginia • #32657

Condolences to the entire Va Tech family and especially to the families of the victims.  Our prayers are with you all.


April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • Lawton OK • #32658

Que Dios los tenga en su Gloria, que sus almas esten en paz y que sus familias consigan el consuelo de que ellos estan en un mejor lugar.

April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • Desde Mexico • #32659

My family are keeping all of you in our prayers. We cannot begin to understand the pain and sorrow you all feel. In this time of grief and healing just remember The Lord is with you and you just need to ask for his help and He will help. I hope one day my children will grow to be as strong as you HOAKIES have been. I have seen such strenghth in you all. God be with you.

April 19, 2007, 9:08pm • China Grove,NC • #32660

We, faculty, students and staff, at the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Tachira, (UNET)in Venezuela, send you our deepest condolence for the terrible lost you had.
Please let know the faculty and student of Virginia Tech, and the families of those bright men and women victims of this tragic event, our sympathy. Our prayers are with you.
God give you all the peace, love and strength you need to continue looking high into the future.
We also pray to God for the family of the killer, for they must be suffering a terrible pain. Our Lord forgive him.
Jose V. Sanchez
Rector UNET

April 19, 2007, 9:09pm • San Cristobal, Venezuela • #32661

Dearest Hokies,
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your families. To the victims and the survivors: all my prayers and blessings are with you. You were and are extraordinary.
Carrie Fox

April 19, 2007, 9:09pm • Minneapolis, Minnesota • #32662

May all those who are affected by such uncomprehensible event seek healing and strength through time.......


April 19, 2007, 9:09pm • San Francisco, California • #32663

My prayers are with all of you, as a mother my heart hurts for all of you and your families. It is so beauitful how you are praying together, hugging one another, giving all of us a chance to bless you all with encouraging notes. You will rise above this terrible day and become no doubt pillars in our world. I would hope Vt in honor of those that pasted will name places on campus in the names of those that died(32). I pray you will forge ahead and be peacemakers. This was an evil act, that needs no attention at all. Show the world what good can come out of tragedy. My prayer is you will draw close to God, I leave you will this;

Go forward this next week with our prayers, you have so many people praying for you.

God Bless all of you,

April 19, 2007, 9:09pm • Jupiter, Fl. 33458/USA • #32664

Students, faculty and family members… Stay srong and Keep your heads up.. You have a long journey of recovery but believe you have a lot of people behind you.. I will continue to pray for each one of ya’ll.
God Bless


April 19, 2007, 9:09pm • yonkers, ny • #32665

To all the victims, the VT, families and friend and other victims from around the world, God Bless You All.

There are no word to describe this horrible massacres.  I have a daughter who goes to a college too and there was a bomb treat.  My heart just stop there.  No harms were done, but in my heart, the pain and hurt will always be there, just as all of you, but your pain is even bigger.

There’s no word to describe how you all feel. 
My heart goes out to all of you.

My eyes are filled with tears for all those life, dead, survivor and parents and friend of victims.

I just want to send you all my condoleance, God Bless You.

Hang on there, talk about how you feel and don’t be afraid to say so.  Heeling is a long way and we will never forget, but what we can do is try to study and apply laws to protect thoses children of us.

We can’t stop violence, but we sure can talk about it, share it, educate our children at a young age.  This is the important thing to do.

So all of you from VT, You have my deepest regard for who you are, for what your going thru and so is the family and friends and people from around the world who care for the life of our children from all society.

God Bless You All,

Love You All,


April 19, 2007, 9:10pm • Canada • #32666

One of my co-workers said to me, “I saw someone on the news give the answer, ‘I am a Hokie’ when asked what a Hokie was.  Why did she say that?”

I simply smiled and said, Because that’s the answer. 

I explained it as best I could, but they couldn’t understand.  They may not ever understand.  In the wake of this tragedy, as I deal with alternating feelings of shock, sadness, fear and anger, the one thing that keeps me strong and smiling is that I know, no matter what anyone else says, the people connected with Virginia Tech are showing the world what it means to have a Hokie Heart.  I have never been more proud to be a Hokie.

April 19, 2007, 9:10pm • Philadelphia, PA • #32667

My deepest, deepest sympathy goes out to all of you at Virgina Tech and to all the families, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

I have been to VT my son is a student and thankfully he was not on campus to witness the tragedy.

VT is a beautiful place

April 19, 2007, 9:10pm • Sewell, NJ • #32668

May the angels stay by your side as you embark on the journey forward.

April 19, 2007, 9:10pm • Penna • #32669

We find it very difficult to find the right words that would adequately express our profound sorrow at the loss of so many wonderous lives in such a needless fashion. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families of those slain. May Gods grace and peace help you through this time of sorrow. God bless all of you
Dirk and Shirley Testerink

April 19, 2007, 9:10pm • Morrisburg, Ontario Canadap • #32670

Honour the memory of those who died by continuing to strive to achieve.
Our thoughts are with you.


April 19, 2007, 9:10pm • London, England • #32671

To the VT students, staff and parents.  No words can express the sorrow we feel.  Just know that the nation is mourning with you.

April 19, 2007, 9:10pm • Bismarck, ND/USA • #32672

My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone in the Virginia Tech Nation. AS a life long Tennessee Vol I proud to say that
Friday I’m a Virgina Tech Hokie. As A mother of two collage students in Tennessee my heart breaks for each and everyone of you. May God Bless you and help us all over comes this sorrowful time.

April 19, 2007, 9:10pm • Rogersville Tennessee • #32673

I am deeply saddened by the events of this week and my thoughts are with the families, students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech. 
A student of the University of
California, Riverside

April 19, 2007, 9:11pm • Wildomar, CA, USA • #32674

VT is a great school. My prayers are with the family, staff and friends.

April 19, 2007, 9:11pm • Martinsburg, WV USA • #32675

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are w/ you all, the families, the friends, the school.
I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling, but i believe the Lord will take care of you, all of you.  Never give up, live your life for your lost loved ones, they would want you to keep living!!
May God bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 9:11pm • Brookhaven, PA • #32676

there don’t seem any words to convey the shock and sadness of this tragedy.  to all the students, faculty, and families - you are in our hearts and minds.  please accept my deepest condolences.

April 19, 2007, 9:11pm • toronto, ontario, canada • #32677


April 19, 2007, 9:11pm • TILLAMOOK,OREGON 97141 • #32678

To Everybody that lost someone,that lived this tragedy,i just want to say that my prayers are with all of you.

God Bless the one’s who are now resting in Peace,and all of us that live in this crazy world.

Lets not loose Hope or Faith that one day we can be able to live in a world without wars or tragedies.

God Bless USA,a country i feel i belong,cause very dear persons to me,are from there.

April 19, 2007, 9:12pm • Porto,Portugal • #32679

I want to send my heartfelt condolences to all of the survivors, victims and their families who have suffered from this terrible tragedy. It breaks my heart that this senseless act has hurt so many people.

Everyone around the world supports you in this time of mourning.

Jordan P.

April 19, 2007, 9:12pm • Balaton, MN • #32680

Our deepest Aloha to all the students, faculty, staff, family and friends of those affected by this terrible tragedy.  May God bless you all and bring you peace and joy in your time of sorrow.

Shannon & Amber Teixeira

April 19, 2007, 9:12pm • Kaneohe, HI • #32681

May God be with each and everyone of you in your time of sorrow. We love you.

April 19, 2007, 9:12pm • Palmyra,Missouri • #32682

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepard, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You aniont my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

I had to break up my note to fit all characters.

May God always make your road a happy one.

God Bless You all!!!


April 19, 2007, 9:12pm • Jupiter, Fl. 33458/USA • #32683

Please accept our love and prayers during this most difficult time.
This tragedy has touched us all. We will continue to pray for strength and courage to greet each of you, every day.
Jeff and Anne Gendron
Windsor, ON Canada

April 19, 2007, 9:12pm • Windsor, ON, Canada • #32684

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this horriable tradegy. Nothing said can ever take away the pain you have all felt today. My condolences go out to all the familes and victims. All of us college kids feel affected. May god bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 9:12pm • Massachusetts • #32685

Just know that tomorrow my family will all be wearing orange and maroon....we will be Hokies.  We will try to do you proud, as you have made us.
God Bless You - each and every one.

April 19, 2007, 9:12pm • Long Bach, Mississippi • #32686