Condolences, April 20, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community.  The victims will be missed, but they are now in our loving God’s hands.  May God bring all of you peace and healing.

John, Mary, and Jackie Wenzel

April 20, 2007, 12:42pm • Amherst, Ohio • #33256

We are very sad and send our sorrows to all of the family’s and friends.

April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Waverly,GA. U.S.A. • #33257


Please know even though we don’t know you, our thoughts and prayers are with you.  We share your hurt, your loss and you thoughts for your future.

We all now have Hokie Spirit & Hokie Pride.

Be strong and take care of each other.

With love,

The Messenger Family

April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Durham,NC,USA • #33258

"The will of God will not take you where the grace of God will not protect you.” My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of the victim’s families, friends, acquaintences.  May you find peace, strength, and hope in God and take comfort in knowing that He is there to guide all of you and help you come to terms with this senseless act.

Even though I don’t live there now, Virginia was my home for 20 years.  My sister was a Hokie, many of my friends were Hokies, and I almost was a Hokie.  But today we are all Hokies.

April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Angier, NC • #33259

I attend Riverbend High School and I just wanted to share that if you look into our school, all you can see is a sea or maroon and orange. We all send our prayers out to those who lost their lives and their families. Today, we are all Hokies.

April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Spotsylvania • #33260

My prayers go out to the families that have been affected by this tragedy. May God ease your pain in this time of mourning and grief.

April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Houston, TX • #33261

To all Virginia Tech families

May God Bless you all! We are praying for all of you and ask God to give you strenght for what lies ahead,and forgiveness for what happened. Do not forget Mr. Cho family in your
prayers, they are also suffering because of what he did to all of you and to himself.
I was not born here in the US, but today I feel as
american as all of you and most of all a HOKIE.


April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Miami, FL, USA • #33262

Victims of April 16th will remain in my heart, my GOD bless their souls…

Omar M. Amer

April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Cairo, Egypt. • #33263

Please find comfort in knowing that others share in your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
V. High

April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Roanoke Rapids, NC • #33264

You are not alone in your sorrow, the whole nation grieves with you…

April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Honolulu, Hawaii • #33265

I just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers and Texas State University’s prayers.  You will recover from this.

-Brandi Calderon

April 20, 2007, 12:43pm • Cuero, TX • #33266

My heart goes out to all the families and friends of the victims as well as all the students and faculty who are still with us.  My prayers and thoughts are with you.

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Oaklyn New Jersey • #33267

As a Virginia Tech alumni I am very saddened by the tragic events on Monday, April 16, 2007. My prayers and thoughts go out to the families, staff and friends of the victims and also to our entire Hokie Community to get through this horrific event. We will survive this with our Hokie spirit.

Carolyn Rhoads ‘94

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Sterling, VA • #33268

To the Hokie Community -

Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with you during this time - God bless each and everyone of you and God bless Virginia Tech.

The Bailey Family

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #33269

ive been mourning for all the victims, there families, and supporting the injured to recover quickly, May GodBless you all..

Savath P.

Anchorage, alaska

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Anchorage, Ak • #33270

Even though i don’t go to virginia tech, i was in shock to hear what happened and i wish that this doesn’t happen again and my prayers go out to everyone in blacksburg who lost their friends and loved ones in this awful nightmare.

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • virginia beach, va • #33271

To the students, their families, administrators, and young people everywhere,

We will get through this tragedy stronger and more united than ever.  Much love.

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Philadelphia, PA • #33272

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. We will always remember.

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Chicago, IL • #33273

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. Everyones lives have been affected by this terrible tragedy. Just know that God will be with you through whatever you go through, just talk to him and ask him to be near and comfort you. God Bless you all

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Waynesburg, PA • #33274

To Virginia Tech faculty, students and the community of Blacksburg VA, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences, thought and prayers to each and everyone of you because of the horrible tradgedy that took from all of you your precious loved ones, and to the ones injured by it. Even though we are so far from one another, you’ll never be alone with your pain, because there is a nation of arms mentally around each and everyone of you. Plus the strength that all of you obviously possess you all will be ok, despite the hurt you are enduring right now.. HOKIES FOREVER...!!!!! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU....

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • From the Ozarks Springfield Mo • #33275

To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; do not let my enemies exult over me.  Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.  Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths.  Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.....Psalm 25:1-5

May Christ comfort and help the faculty, staff, and students of Virginia Tech and all those touched by these events.......James K.  (Lets Go Hokies!)

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Raleigh, NC • #33276

My heart goes out to the families of the victims as well as the entire Virginia Tech community. In memory of the lives lost, I joined in to wear the VTech colors today and encouraged my family members to do so as well. I pray God’s blessings and wisdom upon the families, the University, the community, and the entire nation as our hearts suffer the void.

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Rocky Mount, NC • #33277

Dear Viginia Tech.Please know our hearts and prayers are with you all, as students, faculty, and collee we held a memorial for all of you today at our college Clsrk State College, I wrote a poem for each and everyone of you we feel your pain and pray for your recovery, all our love fellow student of CSCC, Michelle Harper-Shaffer RN program

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Springfield, Ohio • #33278

Persons sleeping forever,God bless you!
May all the people own their happiness…

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Yangzhou,Jiangsu/CHINA • #33279

As a former student of Virginia Tech, I share in the pain that my fellow Hokies feel. I give my deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives on that tragic day, and I wish a speedy recovery to those who remain in area hospitals.

The spirit of Hokie Pride will never be extinguished, the battle cry will be heard around the globe, and we will move on as a Hokie Nation.

Let’s Go Hokies!

April 20, 2007, 12:44pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #33280

This is a truly sad event. I pray that all the families will be consoled.

As for the student body in general, it might be hard to move on but I pray that the rest of this semester goes on peacefully in spite of this tragedy.
May their souls Rest in Peace.


April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • New Orleans LA. • #33281

Dear Fellow Hokies,
No words can express the feelings that I’ve had all week as I watched, with the world, the events that transpired on April 16th and after. Although I am a graduate and haven’t been on campus for a long time, I am a Hokie and have always been so proud to be one.

Here in Florida, flags are flying half mast in honor of all who were lost or injured.  Be strong.  You are not alone in your grief.  We are united.

My deepest condolences and prayers.

Karen Albach
Class of 1979, Communications

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Boca Raton, FL • #33282

when sorrow overwhelms and you can barely breathe
when heartache overcomes and you’re blinded by the grief
when no answers to the questions will ever justify
the profanity of death for the sacrament of life

though the violence of hate may have killed our innocence
and the dark clouds of confusion bring the dimness of distress
the lives of those have ended when their living just begun
but we cannot be the victims, for evil has not won

every loving kiss, every friendly smile, every tender touch, makes everything worthwhile
every, flower’s bloom, every newborn’s cry tells me that love never dies

though the chaos of the world breeds the demons of despair
the flicker of a light will bring the darkness to an end
death is not the victor, even though we all will pass
it’s the beauty of the living and the hope within our hearts


forgiveness sweet forgiveness take this bitter cup away
suffering oh suffering may hope remove the stain
though i shook my fist at heaven and i wondered where you where
closed my eyes & saw your beauty in the middle of it all

every pure thought, every gentle breeze, every sweet emotion, every song we sing
every wonder of creation, every sunrise testifies to me that love never dies

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Nashville, TN • #33283

"We are all Hokies”!!  From the Worthington Community Center in Worthington, Ohio we hold the entire Community of Blacksburg, VA and Virgina Tech University in our hearts and in our prayers! We shared a moment of silence to honor those victims involved in Monday’s unspeakable attacks.

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Worthington, Ohio • #33284

My thoughts go out to the entire VA Tech Community.

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Albuquerque, NM USA • #33285

As a mother of a college student my heart goes out to those who lost loved ones at Virginia Tech or had someone injured, but I suppose everyone at the school has been harmed in one way or another. I try to think how would I ever recover and get the strength to go on if I lost my precious son. There have been so many emotions and tears since this tragedy happened to your wonderful school, and our great country. I hope those places where the killings took place will be permanently removed from your campus so your faculty, staff, and students will not have to be reminded of it forever. I pray that we all are able to heal and recover from this atrocity. Many blessings to all of you from a much loved University of Kentucky student’s Mom.

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Louisville, Kentucky • #33286

I am the mother of a freshman at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.  I am deeply saddened by this tragic incident.  My heart goes out to all students at VT and to the survivors of those who were killed.  You all remain in my thoughts and prayers.  God bless you and may you find strength in each other.


April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Timonium, Maryland • #33287

When someone close to us is taken from us suddenly, the pain sometimes seems more than we can bear. And yet, with time, our memories grow more precious, and we can come to realize that those we’ve loved live on within our hearts.

You are in the thoughts and prayers of so many!

May God bring peace to your hearts! We are so proud of the Hokie family!

Dolan family

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Gerrardstown, WV • #33288

I just want all of the families that were affected by this tragedy to know that you have supporters out here praying for you everyday.  It is a terrible thing that has happened but, from great tragedy comes great strength.  Your spirits are strong and you will prevail.  We love you all and pray for you.

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #33289

My prayers and condolences are with the VT family. May God give you comfort.

Rita Raines

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Powder Springs, Georgia, USA • #33290

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, and all the families dealing with this tragedy are in my prayers.  This has affected people around the world and you should know, we are all standing by you.  Today, everyone is a Hokie!


April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Philadelphia, PA • #33291

My thoughts and prayers go out to those families who have lost loved ones during this senseless act.  Though I have not been a part of Virginia Tech since I graduated in 1998, I still feel very connected to this wonderful school and send my wishes out to all of those affected.  May God keep us all in his prayers.

Georgia Melandinos

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Clearwater,FL • #33292

Our prayers and condolences go out to all of the families effected by this tragedy and to all of the students of Virginia Tech. To be able to understand why this happened would put someone on par with God. May God watch over the campus of Virginia Tech and bless all of you.

Paul & Ann Krause

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Troy, MI • #33293

My heart and prayers go out to all who have been affected by this tragedy.  I walk a little taller knowing that we as a nation will overcome all this tragedy together, not just the Hokie family but the entire Nations family.  We all came together on 9/11 and somehow we drifted apart.  We are together today. LETS KEEP IT THAT WAY!!!!  Lets not have another tragedy and have to be pulled together again.  I will hold a special place in my heart for each soul that has been lost and will pray for the injured to recover and pursue their life in what ever direction it goes.
God Bless you all!

April 20, 2007, 12:45pm • Portsmouth, Va • #33294

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, families and faculity members of Virginia Tech.

With deepest symapaty,
The Shelley Family

April 20, 2007, 12:46pm • Fort Lee, New Jersey • #33295

To the victims of the tragedy on 4/16. We offer you all our most sincere condolences and hope for a brighter day.  Know that you have a “nation” of Hokies (and Hokies-at-heart) that support you and join you as you greive and recover.  Our hearts and souls are with you.

The Gerdes family (Tom ‘92)

April 20, 2007, 12:46pm • Cary, NC • #33296

I am really sorry for all the lost at VATECH. Our prayers and thoughts are with are the parents, staff, and children. I pray that God will be with all of you though this. I have been praying for for God to bring peace and love to all the vitiams in Va and to the world who is feeling the lost of our young people.
The Laughman’s

April 20, 2007, 12:46pm • Glen Rock, Pa. • #33297

Live Cut Short

Their’s are gone
But not for long
We will see you all someday
As we all find our way
We will meet you in heaven

They were all very much loved
But were called by God above
Their time here was short
Now we are all out of sorts
Our hearts are broken
Words are unspoken

We are now dealing with the pain
There are clouds and there is rain
But we will always have friends
Through thick and thin
Friends and love never end

Families haven been broken apart
But will never leave our hearts
Our thoughts and prayers are with them
And we will sing praises and hymns
Now it’s time for us to cry
And forever wonder why

Our memories of you all will live on
Though you are gone
Your body no longer on earth
You have now went through rebirth
We love you all for always and a day
In each and every way

Vicky Lynn LaFon

God bless you all...we will never forget the lives cut short

April 20, 2007, 12:46pm • Rich Creek, Va. • #33298

My prayers are with you all....

April 20, 2007, 12:46pm • Irving Texas • #33299

Families and Students and Faculty,

I am saddened bythe violence that you had to endure. I pray for every one of you. I extend my sympathy and thoughts. May your memories and faith be a source of comeofrt at this very difficult time.

April 20, 2007, 12:46pm • Brookings, South Dakota • #33300

My prayers are with the families of all those that were victims of the shootings.  May God Bless you all.
Elleanor Kendall

April 20, 2007, 12:46pm • Castleton, New York, USA • #33301

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Lea Fowlie
Staffer, U.S. House of Representatives
ODU ‘72

April 20, 2007, 12:47pm • Alexandria, VA • #33302

I live at Rowe, Va and want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Chris and Thelmna Smith and kids

April 20, 2007, 12:47pm • Rowe, Va • #33303

Our condolences to those affected.God bless all of you. From Christ the Rock Christian Academyin Memphis. We are praying for all students,teachers, other employees,and victims and their families. We will kept all of you in prayer.

April 20, 2007, 12:47pm • Memphis,Tennessee • #33304

Dear Hokies,
May God Bless each of you in your hour of need.
I pray for strength for all who have lost a loved one and I pray for those who have been lost. Be Blessed, Rhonda Withers,
UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill

April 20, 2007, 12:47pm • Chapel Hill, NC • #33305