Condolences, April 20, 2007

We are so sorry for what has happened to all of you. Don’t let this horrible act of hatred extinguish the hope you all have for the future. Let your light shine even brighter in the wake of this injustice. That is the best way to set an example for future generations to come. You should all be very proud of yourselves, your community and your school. Each of you has conducted yourselves with dignity and class. I am so proud of you.

April 20, 2007, 12:01pm • Havelock, North Carolina • #33005

I am from Spain and Virginia and in the name of my family, we grive and share your lostand we think on you.
V.T. is a great school and we hope that you will go on with pride and honoring those that have been lost and suffered so much.
God Bless you all Hokies !

Juan Martinez

April 20, 2007, 12:01pm • Woodbrdige, VA Spain-USA • #33006


April 20, 2007, 12:03pm • GUADALAJARA, MEXICO • #33007

My husband and I are alums of VA Tech, and currently work at Penn State.  We are so saddened by what happened.  Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers - especially those families who lost loved ones.
Virgina Tech is an awesome University - we are so sorry this happened.
We Are Forever Hokies.

April 20, 2007, 12:04pm • State College, PA • #33008

Our prayers are with all of the victims and students of Virginia Tech.  You’re bravery will live on in all of our hearts.

April 20, 2007, 12:06pm • Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, Braintree • #33009

God bless you all and my condolences to all the families. I am sure all of you will become more stronger from this tragedy.

Jose G. Negron

April 20, 2007, 12:09pm • San Juan, Puerto Rico • #33010

the sun WILL shine again someday....

please god this is the last disaster of this kind.

April 20, 2007, 12:10pm • ireland • #33011

My prayers are with all of you that lost a loved one and who were involved in that tragic day.

April 20, 2007, 12:11pm • Brownsville,Texas • #33012

The victims of the horrific event as well as their families and friends, faculty and staff, alumni, students, and the people of the town of Blacksburg are in my thoughts and prayers.

I know VA Tech community will eventually heal and grow stronger and closer and always honor and respect the victims and never forget them or this event.

Virginia Tech as a university and community make me proud to be a Hokie!

April 20, 2007, 12:11pm • Herndon, VA • #33013

"I will lift up my eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help; my help cometh from the Lord who made Heaven and Earth.” Let us continue to call on the strengh of the Lord to bring us through yet another senseless tragedy. VT you will remain in our prayers.

April 20, 2007, 12:12pm • Alexandria, VA • #33014

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the vitim’s families and friends, and all who were affected by this horrible tragedy. May God be with you and give you strength to heal.

April 20, 2007, 12:14pm • Amarillo, TX • #33015

On Sunday, April 15th I had my first look at the beautiful campus of VT as my wife, daughter and I attended Hokie Focus in preparation for my daughter starting class as a freshman this August.  I had just become the member of a close knit family, those students, parents, and alumni that call VT home.  Little did I know that less than 24 hours later my family would suffer such pain and anguish.  My heart weeps for each and every member of my new family as we try and comprehend the loss, and yet I take solace in the strength of my family and the knowledge that we will persevere.

My thoughts are with you all.

April 20, 2007, 12:16pm • Frederick, MD • #33016

god bless vt and bless the people that were killed in this tradgey.god bless the universe and everbody that was eficted by this including me.we luv u vt and god bless u in the pass

April 20, 2007, 12:16pm • henry county,georgia,usa • #33017

I can’t watch coverage without wanting to take the pain from each person hurt by this terrible tragedy.  We need to make for sure that each year we celebrate the lives of those lost in hopes of shadowing the evil that overcame on Monday.

April 20, 2007, 12:16pm • Fort Lewis, Washington • #33018

We share your grief your pain and your horror from this awful event. We wish you fast healing and a wealth of love. We will remember you in our prayers.

April 20, 2007, 12:16pm • Newport News, VA • #33019

Our deepest condolences to all affected by this horrific incident. We pray that healing will be speedy and the young lives that have been forever scarred may find the strength and courage to move forward to a day where there may be healing.

Kathy & David K

April 20, 2007, 12:17pm • Brockton, MA • #33020

May your hearts heal day by day and your lives go forward so that those that have left us may live on through your memories and achievments.
May God Bless You All.
Roxanne Weaver

April 20, 2007, 12:17pm • Montandon PA USA • #33021

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sinclair Community College in Dayton OH from an alumnus

April 20, 2007, 12:17pm • Naples FL • #33022

May god bless you all. Our hearts and prayers are with every single family.

Mainhart and Dominguez Family.

April 20, 2007, 12:17pm • Hemet,CA • #33023

My heart goes out to the entire Virginia Tech community and the families of all victims.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


April 20, 2007, 12:17pm • Denton, Texas • #33024

My prayers and condolonses to the VT Community on this tragic loss.
--May the victims’ rest in peace and may their families, friends and all of VT Staff and community heal and find peace—Amen.
God bless us all.

Mohammad Alkhalili

April 20, 2007, 12:18pm • Jerusalem, Palestine • #33025

may the pain end here. no more such tragedies ever.

April 20, 2007, 12:18pm • somewhere • #33026

Words can not express the sympathy that my heart feels for everyone.

I hope that soon you will be able to have a normal day and enjoy the every day smiles and laugh.  Words can not begin to convey my hopes for your futures and what I am truly feeling towards you.

Dee Moulds

April 20, 2007, 12:18pm • Plymouth, MN • #33027

Dear Dr. Charles W. Steger, Faculty, Students and VT Community

The students, staff, administration and community of Ellicott School District 22 want to express our sincere condolences for the tragic events of Monday, April 16, 2007. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia Tech family and community. Words are not available to express the loss of human potential which occurred and must now be borne by the country and world. As a public school district, we are acutely aware of how quickly tragedy may strike and that none of us are immune to the seemingly senseless acts which occur all too often. Please pass our condolences to those in need of comfort.

H. Terry Ebert
Superintendent Ellicott School District 22

April 20, 2007, 12:18pm • Ellicott, Colorado • #33028

To the Hokie Nation,
My prayers are with you all.  May you seek refuge in our loving God, who’s arms are open wide for you!  I pray that all those within your university community draw together as I have seen in the media, and remember that the Hokie Spirit lives!  You are the Hokies!  As a graduate of Texas A&M, we know a tragedy, and our prayers are with your family during this time and into the future!  Stay strong, Stay Proud, Stay together!  Love you guys, Gig ‘Em Hokies, and may God Bless you richly! 

Jared Hamilton
Houston, Texas

April 20, 2007, 12:18pm • Houston, Texas • #33029

I am wearing my hoakie colors today with you and share in your grief. jek

April 20, 2007, 12:18pm • Moscow, Idaho • #33030

Love, thoughts, prayers.
Hokie Hope.
You will survive and be strong.

April 20, 2007, 12:19pm • White Plains, NY USA • #33031


April 20, 2007, 12:19pm • THURMOND NC • #33032

The world shares our sorrow.  Tech has been consistantly impressive in their handling of the aftermath of this tragedy.  I have never been more proud to be a Hokie than I have been this week. 
Ellen McCarthy Hoadley ‘74

April 20, 2007, 12:19pm • Norwell, Massachusetts • #33033

My thoughts are prayers with all of you over there at VA Tech. I am a college student in WI and my heart seems closer to you then we really are. Please know how much we are all thinking of you and have you in our everyday prayers.

April 20, 2007, 12:19pm • Racine, wi • #33034

I cry and mourn with the families of this senseless tragedy.  May God bless you and your loved ones so suddenly thrust into heaven.

April 20, 2007, 12:19pm • Glen Burnie, Maryland • #33035

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has been affected by this terrible event. Virginia Tech will always be in my mind.

April 20, 2007, 12:19pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #33036

Reaching beyond “why?”
(a tribute to all, following the unexplainable)

Life in this world is wonderful
Life in this world is real

Life is living
Life is ours

Life is Death
We Live we die

Celebrate the living
Celebrate life
Celebrate a life in death

Celebration is wonderful
Celebration is real
Celebration is living
Celebration is ours

We live in celebration of life
Celebrate this wonderful world
Celebrate today, for it is real

Life in this world is wonderful

Ann Marie Howle

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Napa, California • #33037

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech campus.  I have watched with much sadness the past week that all must be enduring. 

Tradegy’s like this open our eyes to the fact that this could happen on our campus (Southern Utah University) as well.

Thoughts and prayers......

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Cedar City, UT USA • #33038

Virginia Tech. Community, Your Families and Friends,

Our family extends to you our deepest sympathy for you loss and our daily prayers for your healing.  As a mother and a teacher, my heart breaks as I watch what you must endure.  Know that our prayers are with you in the days, weeks and months ahead.

God Bless You.
The Jones Family

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • West Haven, Connecticut • #33039

As a Hokie parent and teacher at Centreville High School, my deepest sorrow goes to the parents and fallen students of the great Virginia Tech family.
God Bless you all!
Pam and Randy Young

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Clifton, Virginia • #33040

To the VT community and all families effected-
I send my deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers. God bless all of you.
~KR, Tulane University sophomore

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Rumson, NJ • #33041

My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims in the tragedy at VT.  No one can comprehend the pain these families are going through right now.  I am thankful for all of the survivors and for all of the faculty and staff at VT who have done all they could humanly do to protect the campus and students from this ever happening again.  God bless all of the grieving families, the survivors and the administration at VT granX4

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Rustburg, VA • #33042

Mis mas sinceras condolencias a todos los familiares y amigos de los caidos en los horribles sucesos del Lunes. Esta tragedia ha conmocionado al mundo entero sin importar idioma, religion o creencia. Lo que sucedio no tiene nombre. Nuestras oraciones estan con ustedes. Arriba hay un Dios que todo lo ve....

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Miami, Florida/////// Venezuela • #33043

Hello from southern California. My heart is with you all as you try to heal your broken hearts after this tragedy!  Keep the faith and find peace. <+><

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Huntington Beach, Ca • #33044

im sorry for all does angels who lost their lives and for the staffs who gave their lifes for their students

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • indio,ca • #33045

I am praying for all affected by the tragic events of April 16th. May God be with you all.

Mooresville, NC

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Mooresville, North Carolina • #33046

You are all in our thoughts and prayers - from the Ozab family in Eugene, Oregon.

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Eugene, Oregon • #33047

Dear Men and Women of Virginia Tech,

Please know that I hold you in my heart.  My prayers go out to you for peace and strength in the days and weeks ahead. Continue striving to be the best you can be as a way to honor the memories of your fellow students and professors who were slain. Love one another!

Patrick Lopez-Hineynu

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Chicago, IL • #33048

My husband and I would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families of this awful disaster. Our prayers go out to you. Take care of yourselves and you will bounce back, with God’s help.

April 20, 2007, 12:20pm • Clarksburg, West Virginia • #33049

God bless you all as your begin to recover from this indescribable tragedy. We pray for you and send our deepest sympathies.

April 20, 2007, 12:21pm • Auburn, CA • #33050

i can’t imagine what u are going thru but my prayers and love go out to all who survived and to all who were taken from us.may you be held in gods arms i share your pain

April 20, 2007, 12:21pm • methuen,ma. • #33051

May God be with you all.  Prays for comfort and peace from Atlanta, GA.

April 20, 2007, 12:21pm • Atlanta, GA • #33052

To All Family and Friends,

I did not know any of the people who needlessly lost their lives in this tragedy.  But I do want all of the families and friends of these beautiful people to know that my heart goes out to you.  As a parent of a child who will be going to college in just 1 year, I cannot imagine having to lose him.  Please know that I pray that God brings you the peace and comfort that you need to get through what is a very painful time.  If I could give each of the family and friends a hug and a kind word personally I would.  My thoughts are with all of you - God Bless and please know the Lord has your loved ones in his arms.


April 20, 2007, 12:21pm • Phoenix, Arizona • #33053

My heart is breaking for all of the people who so tragically lost someone they loved.  This kind of tragedy touches each one of us in the very soul because of the randomness.  The senselessness. I am so very very very sorry for each and everyone of the victims, survivors and family members, please know for what it’s worth, how truly sad my family and I are for each of you.
May the Peace of God be with us all…
Kathleen M. Malik
Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey

April 20, 2007, 12:21pm • Little egg harbor, new jersey, usa • #33054