Condolences, April 19, 2007

to the VT families:

i just wanted to say that no words could ever console your losses. i wish there was something that any one of us could say that would easae your hearts. stay strong and be well!
blessed be!!

April 19, 2007, 9:21pm • Phoenix AZ • #32737

My husband and I would like to take this time to tell you how sorry we where to heard about this horrible tragedy. My husband and I will always loved VT, GO HOKIES! May the Lord give you strenght to carry on, God Blesss you!!!!!

April 19, 2007, 9:22pm • Hurley, Va. 24620 • #32738

I’ve never met anyone who goes to Virginia Tech, but I’ve nevertheless been affected by this in a way I wouldn’t have imagined. I cried reading the Virginia Tech tragedy site, and I can only imagine the emotions of those on the campus and their families. May you all stay strong. You’re in the hearts and minds of all of us.

April 19, 2007, 9:22pm • Phoenix, AZ • #32739

My condolences and deepest sympathies are with you, Virginia Tech. I grieve with you for your tremendous loss. God Bless You Hokie Nation - Jen

April 19, 2007, 9:22pm • Cleveland,OH • #32740

The Valenti family wants to offer there sincere condolences to the innocent students who lost their lives on this tragic day.  To all those wounded carry on and be strong.
The Valenti Family

April 19, 2007, 9:23pm • Wantagh, NY • #32741

God bless and place His merciful hand on all affected. Your neighbours to the north share your bewilderment,pain,fear,confusion and anger. Grieve but continue on for you know your friends/classmates/flatmates r cheering you on in spirit. And just to let you know, Canada is taking notice and learning from this to honour those who have bn so violently taken. Our RCMP, provincial and city police and learning facilities are quickly combing lists to identify at-risk individuals so as to avert a similar act. Im pleased with this progress but saddened it took 32 deaths of faculty and students for anyone to acknowledge there is a potential in ANY learning facility! I pray for all to heal and live the rest of your lives as they would have! And I pray that the wisdom you gain from this, you use with persistance and grace throughout the rest of your life. All the best Hokies!!! Love, Lori

April 19, 2007, 9:23pm • Canada • #32742

I graduated from Radford University but I have cheered for Tech. My prayers and thoughts and love goes towards the families and to the Hokie Nation.
My Hokie pride will show.

Rad Grad ‘03

April 19, 2007, 9:23pm • Winston Salem, NC USA • #32743

I am halfway across the country and don’t know a single person in Virginia. But, as a 22 year old college student who is going to graduate in three weeks like many of the victims were, this tragedy has hit close to home. All of the victims and their family and friends are in my prayers and thoughts. Just know that the whole world is behind you, so don’t lose faith in humanity. We are here for you. Although we don’t know why He took 32 people in such a tragic way, stay close to Him and know that He has a plan for each and every one of us. Today, and forever, we are all Hokies!


April 19, 2007, 9:23pm • Minneapolis, MN • #32744

Our deepest condolences to the victims, family, friends and students affected by this horrible tragedy.  You are all in our prayers.  May God bless all of you.

April 19, 2007, 9:24pm • Clearwater,FL • #32745

I live in a small town in North Carolina.  I am the biggest Tarheel Fan you’ll ever meet, but this week, like many people all over the world, I have become A Hokie!!  My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the deceased and wounded and also for the students and faculty at VT who will rise above this and carry on!!  God Bless You All!!

Eric M

April 19, 2007, 9:24pm • Gastonia, NC • #32746

Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with all of the Hoakie families.

Roger, Robin, Kylie, and Sydnie
WVU 1994

April 19, 2007, 9:24pm • Chapmanville, WV • #32747

I am a life long resident of Virginia and I its hard to believe it “happened to us”. I want to say how sorry I am for all of the families and students and I hope that they find peace within the support of this country. We are all thinking of you.

April 19, 2007, 9:24pm • Purcellville, VA • #32748

Its so hard to take this all in, and “hitting” so close to home.............My prayers are with VT, families, parents, and any loved ones. Our community remembers VT, and we are all praying for them. I have so many friends that were and are being affected by this tradgey! Please keep your heads high, and let JESUS in your hearts and we will overcome, but Never forget!!


April 19, 2007, 9:24pm • Tazewell, VA • #32749

We are FSU athletic fans, but are hearts are with the HOKIES!!!! On behalf of Michael, Deirdre, and Ashley, we would like to offer our prayers and support to everyone dealing with this terrible tragedy. Please find comfort in knowing that your loved ones are in a good place and have touched the lives of millions. Continue to find strength in our Lord as you continue to move forward with your lives. We share your sorrow and will forever keep you and the victims in our hearts. “WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH”

April 19, 2007, 9:25pm • WAYNESBORO, VA • #32750

I would like to take this time to tell you how sorry I am to hear about this horrible tragedy. May the Lord be with you all.God Bless!

April 19, 2007, 9:25pm • Grundy, Va 24614 • #32751

May God bless and watch over VT. All of the families and friends of the victims are in my heart and I will be thinking and praying for them.
I am so sorry for your losses. I cannot even begin to imagine how you all must feel.
Take care of each other and keep your chins up.
May you all only share happiness and love in the years to come.


April 19, 2007, 9:25pm • Brooklyn, NY • #32752

i am so sorry about your school campus shooting and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. and to the parents and relitaves that had to suffer this tragic terror. This is tragic to all the UNITED STATES and i hope everybody’s thoughts and prayers are with you all. Im also sorry about the losses of your bothers, sisters, grandchildren and parents. God is with you all.

April 19, 2007, 9:25pm • salina, kansas, us • #32753

I am a 6th grader from Richmond and our school is doing the Hokie Hope day tomorrow to show our support. I am sorry that this happened and I hope it will never happen again.  Taylor B.

April 19, 2007, 9:25pm • Sandston, VA • #32754

Please take comfort in knowing that somewhere up in heaven there are 32 folks wearing orange and maroon hoodies and God is hosting a wild turkey dinner today...and you thought angels only wore white.
Go Hokies

April 19, 2007, 9:25pm • Cincinnati Oh • #32755

I live in Hatley Ms and we are Showing our Condolences by wearing V.t colors and holding a moment of silence for the victims.You are in our prayers! Mallory Johnston 13 ms

April 19, 2007, 9:25pm • Hatley Ms • #32756

it´s difficult to say somehting about it…
who was the wrong one?
the society or the korean guy?
i don´t think that it is time accuse someone ... it is time to pray ...
here in brazil this notice really got to us, so i only wish that peace return to virginia tech, and i also wish that it never returns to happen again…

God bless the world

April 19, 2007, 9:25pm • Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • #32757

As a mother of two teenage children, I can not imagine the sorrow that the parents of these young, and bright children are experiencing at this time. For the spouses of the brave teachers that we have lost and to all the friends and family members of these dear people my prayers and thoughts are with you. The world mourns with you all. May the God of all comfort help you during this difficult time.
God Bless,
Mrs. Nelly Mappin

April 19, 2007, 9:26pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #32758

I want to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to the students, faculty, staff, family and friends of the students at VT that unfortunately lost their lives.  I would keep all of you in my prayers and hope that your heart may heal after losing so many incredible people.  May God give you the strength needed to keep going in life and know that as a student I value and admire the courage and unity that you all show each other at VT.  Myself and the students, faculty, and staff of Western Illinois University send you our sympathies and heartfelt thoughts.  My God bless you all!

April 19, 2007, 9:26pm • Macomb, IL • #32759

May the God of all comfort hold you close, soothe your souls, wipe your tears and lift your heads. Many prayers are being said on your behalf by people in my community. Love and Hope to you.

April 19, 2007, 9:26pm • Sugar Land, TX • #32760

Our family would like to let the families that our prayers are with them and we pray that God will see each of you through your time of need.  Please just keep in your heart that you are not alone and God is with you when you need him most, lean on him.  We pray for the students that will continue their studies next week that God will help them with the normal task of getting through the day.  May God Bless each and everyone in this great loss of family friends and loved ones.

April 19, 2007, 9:26pm • Rock Hill, SC USA • #32761

My prayers are with all students on the VT campus, the families of the students who have been lost, and those who made the best decisions that they could.

April 19, 2007, 9:27pm • KY • #32762

Our community wishes the very best for all that were involved in this terrible and tragic incident.  Our hearts go out to all the families that have suffered so much pain for such a senseless act.  Today and forever you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

J & K Fox

April 19, 2007, 9:27pm • Hinton, WV • #32763

It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a wonderful life. Memories are the legacy of love, hold on to your memories and let them guide you during this time of sadness.
You are in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers, wishing you and your families’ strength and peace.

April 19, 2007, 9:27pm • Melbourne, Australia • #32764

We cry with,,, and pray for you,,,God bless you all.  KATHY BISHOP

April 19, 2007, 9:27pm • GRANDVIEW,WV • #32765

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims families, the students, facilty, staff, and the entire Va tech community.
We pray that you will look to God for comfort and strength in the difficult days ahead.

God Bless the Hokies!
Steve and Cheryl

April 19, 2007, 9:27pm • Daleville, VA • #32766

My husband and I are both Tech alumni.  This doesn’t make us any more or any less affected by the events that took place on Monday.  Friends are calling to see if “we” are okay.  It could have happend anywhere.  Unfortunately it happened on our beautiful, beloved campus.  I cannot imagine what you all are going through - students, families, faculty, officers, rescue and hospital personnel, residents.  I just want you to know that we love you, admire your composure, your faith, your maturity, your attitude that you WILL persevere.  You are, after all, HOKIES.

God bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 9:27pm • Rockville, Virginia • #32767

I have never been to Virginia Tech.  I don’t know anyone at Virginia Tech.  But, there will forever be a piece of Virginia Tech in my heart.

I am so sorry.

April 19, 2007, 9:27pm • Jacksonville, NC • #32768

I am so sorry for all who have lost.  We are all in this together.  I am an ODU grad and have been to the VT campus. What a beautiful place.  Sadly, the sick perpetrator’s “manifesto” complained of self-absorbed hedonistic members of our society, while at the same time he was emphatically focused on himself.  Me me me me is a common thread throughout his rage expressions.  I will be showing my support by wearing a VT cap for golf and a VT shirt.  Love, Bill

April 19, 2007, 9:27pm • Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida • #32769

This is something that is such a tradegy.  We want to express our deepest sympathy to the families that lost children.  I can not imagine even losing my baby girl who just moved away to go to college.  We want to always remember this and never allow it to happen again.

April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • Rockford, Illinois • #32770

Even though this tragedy happened in one state, at one college, in one town, we are all Hokies through this tragedy.  The numerous comments on this website from people around the world are proof that in the face of tragedy, we can unite.  Stay strong and know that not just Americans, but the world, are praying for you.  God bless you.
Katie M.

April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • New Jersey • #32771

Don’t let this persons actions stop the rest from becoming all you can be in your life. You are all going to a great school and still have the world to see and feel. Steve Gallagher.

April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • Elmer NJ • #32772

My thoughts, prayers are of you all.  I pray God
will meet your needs during this difficult time.
God Bless you all, Ranger Bill

April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • Evanston, WY • #32773

To all the families, staff and student of Virgina Tech.  We send our condolences, and prayers to each and everyone of you.  We know in time the pain will be less but you will never for get your love ones.  Go Hokies........

Rhonda S

April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • Flushing, Oh • #32774

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Family and Friends of those who have passed. If you will stay with God, he will stay with you!.... Look up, for that’s where your help comes from!! ~~Love & Prayers From Kentucky~~

April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • Kentucky • #32775

I am a college student and I was on break checking my e-mail and I read what happened. I really didn’t fully understand what really happened till I got home and watched the news. I was in total shock. And then the #’s of the deceased kept changing and getting bigger. I was horrified and a chill went through my entire body. I have personally never lost someone so close to me, but I can imagine how you feel. I want to express my deepest condolences and heartfelt sorrow to the families and loved ones who were effect by this very sad day in history. I have read the bios of the victims and this was truly an intelligent and exceptional group of men and women who didn’t desearve to die. I’m from St.Louis, Missouri and we are all praying for you. LW

April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • St.Louis, Missouri • #32776

My love and prayers go out to the entire Virgina Tech community.  I cannot even imagine what you are going through, but may God be with you all as you go through this hard time.  People across the world are praying and thinking of you.  God bless all.


April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • Muncie, IN • #32777

To the families, friends, students, professors and faculty at Virginia Tech....

This is such a hard time, just know that the country, the whole world stands behind you. We will cry with you, pray with you and one day we will watch you stand triumphant again! My thoughts and prayers are with you always, please stay strong.

April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • Schoharie, NY • #32778

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Stay strong.

Crystal H.

April 19, 2007, 9:28pm • Crumpler, NC • #32779

Wow..Where do I began to express my sympathy to the the students, faculty and staff. Words cannot heal everything, but just know that my prayers are with each and everyone one of you. As a college student myself, I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. It brings me to tears everytime I think about this tragedy. Distance may be the only barrier for some of us who do not live near there, but just know that we are all mourning your losses. Just remember the good, keep your heads up in such a time, and let all of the support guide you through this. May God be with you and allow Him to heal your hearts. My sincere condolences are with you. This will only make you stronger so… Be strong! God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 9:29pm • Macon, GA • #32780

I couldn’t- can’t believe someone would actually cause such a tragedy this horrific. I’m praying for the families of the victims and the students at Virgina Tech for the best. May God be with you.

Cindy K

April 19, 2007, 9:29pm • Bowie • #32781

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia Tech community and the families and friends of those whose lives were lost so tragically.  Know that you are not alone; I am with you in your grief and mourning, as is the entire world.  May you comfort and hold each other.

Jillian Risberg

April 19, 2007, 9:29pm • Fort Lee, NJ • #32782

We pray for all families touched by this tragedy.  We pray for the souls of the fallen.  we pray for the devastated.

No matter what the focus of the media is, it is the 32 loved ones who will be remembered and cherished. 

When our young sons attend VA Tech (as is the family tradition), they WILL know the names of the 32 loved ones.  They, and others, will know the story and remember those who were loved and cherished.  We will be there!

As for the terribly sick individual without a conscience or a Lord… I can only pray for the deliverance of all persons who could walk that path or relate to that isolation and meaninglessness. 

Let us look around, relate to one another, share God’s love… openly and without reservation… particularly those who feel loss and suffer from isolation.

L. Ballance

April 19, 2007, 9:29pm • Mechanicsville, Hanover County, VA • #32783


April 19, 2007, 9:29pm • CLAYTON, NORTH CAROLINA • #32784

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless!

April 19, 2007, 9:29pm • New York, NY • #32785

We are deeply saddened by this tradegy and by all the lives lost and those who were injured. We hope that God blesses all those who were affected with a His everlasting love. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the wounds to your hearts and soul be mended by the love of Jesus Christ. God Bless Everyone.

April 19, 2007, 9:29pm • Corpus Christi, Texas • #32786