Condolences, April 20, 2007

My husband and I would like to express our condolences to those families affected, as well as all those in the “Tech Family”.

I found two songs of comfort that are by the Celtic Woman, A New Journey. They are, Prayer and Blessings.

I hope that they will help you heal in this terrible time.

Elaine and David Zarefoss

April 20, 2007, 3:30pm • Stephens City, Virginia • #34615

As an alum, I share the grief with the Tech family.  My deepest condolences to students, faculty, administartion and the families of the aggrived.  I hope everyone at VT recovers adn re-engages the path of excellence in education.

Nikki Giovanni is right that Virgina Tech will prevail.

Go Hokies!!!!

Nimish Gandhi
class of 1990

April 20, 2007, 3:30pm • Peoria, IL • #34616

May the victims of this horrific tragedy live on in the hearts of all of us. I didn’t know anyone involved personally, but I share the pain. All of you are in my thoughts and in my prayers. God Bless.

April 20, 2007, 3:30pm • Cross Hill, SC • #34617

My thoughts and prayers go out to all family, friends, staff and students of Virginia Tech and Blacksburg during this very tragic time.  To the victims, I pray that you find eternal peace and happiness in heaven forever and ever.  God love you and may your strength and sprit prevail.

April 20, 2007, 3:31pm • Glenn Dale, MD • #34618

Thoughts and prayers are with all of the families that have been affected by this tragedy.  Please don’t blame Cho’s family for they too are in grief as they try to figure out if they could have stopped this… Please allow these families the chance to grieve…

April 20, 2007, 3:31pm • Amelia, VA • #34619

I can only pray that God will envelop you with His loving arms and help you deal with this incredible tragedy.

I am so sorry.

April 20, 2007, 3:31pm • Severn, MD • #34620

To all the familes and friends of da virginia Tech students. The people from alameda, californa were i live are saddend and sorry for the lost of loved ones.i wrote VT n da colors of yall school on the top of my hands in a show of paying my respects.  P.S they will be missed and loved by the world Yours Truly David Calci

April 20, 2007, 3:31pm • Alameda,C.A. • #34621

We hurt with you.  I hope you can feel our love and prayers during these difficult days.

April 20, 2007, 3:31pm • Duluth, GA • #34622

Today we will be wearing Maroon and Orange for the Blue and White Weekend in support of Virginia Tech.  I hope that the people who lost a loved one find relief and comfort during this difficult time.  You are not alone.  My thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Penn State University

April 20, 2007, 3:31pm • State College, PA • #34623

Virginia Tech,

This Sunday our church will be praying for the school and the families affected by this terrible tragedy. It is a truth that only God can provide the healing needed at a time like this. God bless you in the days ahead.

Steve Tuck/
Family Pastor
East Cooper Baptist Church

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • Mt. Pleasant, SC • #34624

I share your sorrow and pray for all the souls at this sad time.

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • SCOTLAND • #34625

My heart and thoughts are with all of you.  I have cried many tears watching this story unfold and I pray for all of you.  May God bless you!

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • Newport News, VA • #34626

Condolences from a prof at the University of South Alabama. I’m a Jag, but today I’m a Hokie.
If only all my profound feelings of sorrow and shock could transform, take flight, and embrace all of you who seek comfort!
All of you who survived that terrible day will, in time, move on and continue the great adventure of life. But you will not forget, for you will be stronger, and you will be wiser. Until then, be patient as you grieve and heal. For you do not grieve alone.

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • Mobile, AL • #34627

For each one of the family members and friends of the victins, I will say this prayer for you during my evening meditation:

May you be full of loving kindness,
may you find the root of happiness and be happy,
may your days be full of peace and ease,
may you be well.

God bless you all.

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • Allentown, PA USA • #34628

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families and friends who lost their loved ones as well as the entire Virginia Tech community.  We pray that God’s love will embrace you and grant you the peace and strength you so desperately need at this tragic time.
Our hearts are truly hurting for all of you.
John, Lisa & Stephen Andursky

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • Connellsville PA • #34629

Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the families and friends of the victims, as well as the faculty and staff at VT. My heart aches for you all. I grieve for the wonderful people who were victims, pray for those who were injured during this tragedy, and understand the loss of innocence never to be regained. The fallen are the heros, as well as those who tried to prevent further loss of life. To those who witnessed these tragic events, may the Lord give you healing, peace and comfort.  All of those impacted will forever be in our thoughts and prayers. 

You will never forget, and as time marches on, it will forever remain a poignant memory for the Hokie Nation. 

May God bless you and keep you.  Allow Him to carry you during this difficult time just as in ‘Footprints in the Sand’.

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • Roanoke, VA • #34630

We are deeply saddened, sickened, and frightened over this tragedy. We will not presume to understand the heartache and emptiness you feel; we are so very sorry for your losses. We pray to the Gods that you will one day find even a hint of solace. Uniquely innocent, promising, brilliant, vibrant lives, lost in a moment of sheer iniquity. Never to be replaced, never to be forgotten; forever loved. They are all in the best of company now, with so many heroic and innocent who were lost before them. Excruciatingly missed; however painstakingly difficult it may be to comprehend at this most dreadful time, they are in a better place and will one day be reunited with their loved ones for eternity. May peace be with you. 

With most heartfelt condolences,
Ryan (Grad Student, Syracuse University)

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • New Orleans, LA, USA • #34631

We are thinking about all of you!  You are tremedenous people and your strength will help you through all of this.  Never forget the fallen and honor them with love.  God Bless and continue with faith.  Love from Sacramento, California

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • Sacramento, CA • #34632

i know that this one letter wont fix hundreds of friends and family members that are in mortal shock of this whole thing.but i just wanted to say that each and every one of the 32 people that were unjustly taken away from loved ones will be missed alot.i know that no words or no actions can bring your kid,friends,brother,or sisters back.May god guide you loved ones now,and let everyone know that they are doing okay
Derek W.

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • lowell,Mass,Usa • #34633

May this tragedy result in greater love, compassion, and appreciation of our loved ones and for each day we have with each other.  There are people at the University of Illinois who grieve with you and realize how easy this tragedy could happen at any University or College Campus.  You are not alone!  God Bless You ALL!

April 20, 2007, 3:32pm • Urbana, Illinois • #34634

dear V Tech students
hi, i just recently had a lost and i know it isn’t easy. I wish you a time of forgiveness and I hope you try to stay strong at this hard time my favorite qoute is “live life to its fullest or dont live at all” and “lifes to short to do nothing so go out and have fun” and its sad but its true. My dad died at age 38, because of a heart attack. THis happened March 2, 2007. His birthday was supposed to be April 16th. It was hard especially having this happened the same day so i hope you can work your way through this slowly but surely and my prayers are with you at this harsh time

Sarah Anne Mesenbrink
Brittany Hollins and all of west monona

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Onawa, Iowa, U.S.A • #34635

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of those lost in the tragedy of April 16th. As a born and raised former Virginia resident, a Va Tech graduate and parent of a Tech student I feel the loss as if it were my own.  God bless those who are hurting and are trying to undertand the events of this past Monday.  I am humble and proud to part of the Hokie family.

Paul D.
Class of ‘85

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Mooresville, NC • #34636

How can one be human and not be moved by these tragic events?  Even though I am a Carolina fan, today I am wearing maroon and black in remembrance of the victims, families and friends.

My prayers are with you all.

Katherine Houston

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Durham, NC • #34637

My heart weeps for the families of the fallen. From all of the students at Illinois State University, we all pray that one day you may be able to move out of this dark place and step back into the light. May God carry you all in your time of need! We love you and you may have been taken from us but we will never forget!

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Normal, Ill, 61761 • #34638

Dear Virginia Tech,
I am sorry that you have lost so many people at your school.  I will remember you and your loved ones in my prayers.  I hope that all of the people that are in the hospital will come back with a good report and that someday you can all go back to school together and learn to have fun again.
Leigh Ann S., age 7

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Nickelsville, VA • #34639

Our thoughts and prayers are with you from the Varela Vipers in Miami Florida.  We all wore our Maroon and Orange today in support of the Virginia Tech Family!
Jen Gambale

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Miami Florida • #34640

I have a neice in college and I had to call her to tell her that I loved her and make sure she was all right.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the college, familys and friends of the love ones lost.

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Mountville, Pennsylvania • #34641

My prayers, thoughts and condolences goes out to each and every one of you. The survivors, the students, the faculty and staff and the families. My heart is filled even though I did not know anyone who was killed or injured. I still am overcomed with sorrow and sadness. We have certainly been through so much in these last years. But we will continue to rise as a nation, has people. It is so important for us to come together and be as one regardless of our race, hertiage or religion. We are ALL human beings. In conclusion Know that everyone here at UC Berkeley, CA are with you in spirit and we will be here to support you in whatever you may need. NO ONE will be forgotten. With love. Taneya Roe

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Berkeley, CA • #34642

As a mother and a former teacher my heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims. God bless you.

Linda Foster

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Nova Scotia, Canada • #34643

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the VA Tech, Students, Parents and Faculty and the city of Blacksburg,VA. 

Sid Brady and Family

April 20, 2007, 3:33pm • Savannah,Georgia • #34644

To all VT students, Families, & Staff,
Our hearts grieve for you, and we will remember the precious souls lost.  We pray that God, the Creator and Sustainer of all, will comfort and strengthen you.
Ted & Jan Chapman

April 20, 2007, 3:34pm • Rice, VA • #34645

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you deal with this awful event. May God’s healing love be with you. Your loved ones will always be in our hearts.  Michael Pohle was a childhood friend of our daughter, Patrice.  Our sincerest sympathy to the Pohles and the rest of the grieving Virginia Tech family. God bless all of you.
Brian, Maureen, Patrice and Neil Cote

April 20, 2007, 3:34pm • Somerville, NJ • #34646

As the mother of a 1999 Virginia Tech graduate and a child of Christiansburg mother and Roanoke father, my heart has been and will ever be in Blacksburg and alongside the Hokie Community.  Form the time I was a little girl watching Va Tech play football and hearing stories about their “big” games at Victory Stadium in Roanoke, I never could have loved any school any more than VPI.  I have watched with the news reports tearfully from the first moment the news broke and cannot begin to express my feelings.  My heart goes out to the families that were so directly affected by this tragedy.  I pray that each and every one of you will feel the power of the Lord and know that he will comfort you during this time.  I am so proud to call myself a Hokie and know that as was said, you will prevail.  God Bless.

April 20, 2007, 3:34pm • Hopewell, Virginia • #34647

My Heart goes out to all the victims and there families and friends.  Seems like our society lost many young brilliant children.  I can only hope and pray they are all at peace.
God Bless

Betsy Rewers

April 20, 2007, 3:34pm • Coeur d 'Alene Idaho • #34648

VT Faculty, Students, Family and Friends:

This terrible tragedy has
affected so many all over
the world. Know that you
are in our thoughts and
prayers. Pray and be strong.


April 20, 2007, 3:34pm • Kingsville, Texas • #34649

Please God… Help us to create a better world, and things like this one never happend anymore.

Nadie esta habilitado a quitarle la vida a otro ser humano. Es increible que sucedan este tipo de hechos. Mis condolencias a los familares y amigos de las victimas de la masacre de Virginia Tech desde la otra punta del continente americano.

April 20, 2007, 3:34pm • Argentina • #34650

April 16, 2007
Rest in Peace & God Bless You All

April 20, 2007, 3:34pm • Altamont, IL • #34651

To everyone at VT, I send my prayers and condolences from the University of Florida.
Gods speed in your recovery from this tradgic and horrorable thing. Just know that the we here as Gators feel your pain and walk beside each one of you in spirit.  Go Hokies and Go Gators!

Delores Tillman, Graduate Program Assistant @
Wildlife Ecology and Conservaion Department

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • • #34652

My heart is broken for all these families and these beautiful people who lost their lives. Please keep God first and he will give you the peace that you so desperately need. We here in TX will continue to pray for all you and we love you with a Godly love. May God Bless and keep you all!

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Beaumont, TX • #34653

My thoughts and prayers are with all the members of your community especially the victims and their families!

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Buffalo, NY • #34654

I was horrified to see the events of 4/16 at our beautiful VT campus. As an alum of 6 1/2 yrs it still hit very close to my heart to see such tragedy in what I remember as such a beautiful & peaceful place. I proudly display my VT roots in my cubical each day & am extremely proud to sport my orange & marroon today to support all my fellow Hokies!! My prayers are with all the students, faculty, families and friends affected by this tragedy. Please know that Hokies worldwide send our love & prayers to all!

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Anita ~ Mesa, AZ • #34655

Rest In Peace.It’s very sad that you are not here with us anymore.

David and George Janelidze

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Tbilisi,Georgian Republic • #34656

Our hearts go out to all the parents, grandparents, and siblings of the slain students.  May Almighty God put His loving arms around you, hold you, and comfort you in this time of immeasurable sorrow.

Elaine Carter

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Huntsburg, Ohio • #34657

Monday’s tragedy has reminded us to hug our loved ones just a bit longer. 
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and all of us that are hurting from this horrific nightmare. 
Denise Davis

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Harpers Ferry, WV • #34658

I cannot begin to express the total and complete sadness I have felt since Monday.  This has been a terrible tragedy.  My heartfelt condolences to all involved.


April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Erie, PA • #34659

My love and prayers are with you all!

Amy ROhrschnedier

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Bloomington, il, 61701 • #34660

I am truly saddened by the events of this week.  In a world where we watched Columbine on TV and the Twin Towers fall we would hope to avoid a tragedy as great as this.  My prayers and support go out to all of the victims and their families and I hope that they can find peace within themselves after such a horrid event.  We must learn from this as we have from other such incidents and grow from this.  My love and faith go to the people of VT and their families, staff, students, etc.  Be strong and live life as if there were no tomorrow - live it for those who will not have the chance to live . . . and for those who are afraid to live.

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Norristown, PA • #34661

God Bless All the Victims, the families of the victims, students, faculty and staff, and all those affected by this horrific incident…
Janee S.

April 20, 2007, 3:35pm • Upper Marlboro, MD • #34662

Good afternoon everyone.  I just wanted to let you know that my heart and prayers are with you and your families.  I am a mother of 4 children and can only imagine the pain that all these families that have lost their children are going thru. 

Rosa Gomez

April 20, 2007, 3:36pm • Dallas, Texas U-S-A • #34663

I am currently stationed overseas in Africa so you can imagine how I felt when the news hit here. It hurt me that I could not be there to support those who needed it. I love that school and everything about it. VT was my first choice of schools. I had a deep passion for going there. I would defend the school anytime would bash it and I wasn’t even a student. This tragedy has hit me hard. It’s hateful actions has soiled a beautiful scene. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. This was senseless. I love everyone of you guys. We will see you again. No matter where you are, or what school you attend, today we are all Hokies.

April 20, 2007, 3:36pm • Portsmouth, Va/ Stationed in Africa • #34664