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V Tech,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

April 17, 2007 • Texas • #35335

I just wanted to tell you that you are all in my thoughts and prayers!

April 17, 2007 • #35336

I’m not sure this is where I need to address this issue-- I am heartbroken at the horrific events that happened at VT. I listened today and heard some heartfelt words of wisdom and support from all of the speakers at the convocation.

April 17, 2007 • #35337

Among the many condolences, we offer ours from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I grew up in cental NC. I knew folks from Blacksburg area. I pastor now in Iron Mountain, Michigan. I offer any counseling online or otherwise during this healing period. Contact me.
We’ll continue to pray.

Keith Wall
First Baptist Church
Iron Mountain, Michigan

April 17, 2007 • Iron Mountain, Michigan • #35338

Hello fellow students from Virginia Tech, My name is Matthias, I am a german student at the University of Landau in Germany (Rhineland Palatinate) and I want to express my deepest sympathy with all students from Virginia Tech. I followed the tragedic incidents at your campus on CNN International and was schocked about this terrible massacre. My thoughts are especially with the families of the victims but also with the wounded and all other fellow students of Virginia Tech. All students at Landau University share your grieve at VT. From the bottom of my heart I want to express my deepest sympathy again.

your fellow student Matthias from Germany

April 17, 2007 • Germany (Rhineland Palatinate) • #35339

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am so upset about what happened.
I just wanted to say that I am so sorry for all the families of these victims.

Ahmad Abdel-Aal

Undergraduate student at The University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 5AB

April 17, 2007 • Greater Manchester • #35340

All our thoughts and prayers are with the victums and their families and those injured-- from The Momente family--- New York City

April 17, 2007 • New York City • #35341

I couldn’t find another area to to send my condolences to so I chose here. My heart goes out to all those affected by this senseless tragedy. From seeing what I have on TV I know the great students and faculty of VT will get through this in time. Again my deepest sympathy to all those involved.

April 17, 2007 • #35342

We tried to find a place to send our condolences from Sweden, but there is nowhere to add in our condolences. Please if this can be passed on and placed in a condolences list, could you please forward it.

This is to say we are so sorry and deeply saddened for all the losses. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the victims of this senseless act.

Paul and Louise Kelly
Stockholm Sweden

April 17, 2007 • Stockholm Sweden • #35343

I am just contacting you to send my deepest sympathies to the friends and families of those who have been tragically taken from us. Our thoughts are with you at this grave time.RIP

April 17, 2007 • #35344

I didnt know where eles to send this so please forgive me if its the wrong place. Our family wants to send our heart felt prayers to all who are affectide by what has happen.I could not fathum what any of you are going throught nor can i say i know how you feel. All we can do is keep all in our prayers. May God bless you and keep you always.(numbers 6:24-26).
Sincerely, The boyle family

April 17, 2007 • Massachusetts • #35345

I didn’t know where else to send this, so I’m sending it here. I am truely saddened and extend my deepest sympathies to each and every one of you. There truly are people from all over the world who are praying and thinking about all of you. Your loved ones, family and friends. Those of us not directly involved will continue to lift you all with our prayers and thoughts. God Bless.... Lisa Price
Houston, Texas

April 17, 2007 • Houston, Texas • #35346

I want to send my condolences to all the familys who have lost a loved one. And prayers to thoes who are still in the hospital and all the staff at Virginia tech. You do a wonderful job there and will again move on and continue. May God bless you all know and always.Marcia

April 17, 2007 • #35347


Please open a book of condolences for the loss of your students and teachers. There is a wealth of people all over the world who would like to offer their sympathy at your loss. I hope that his proves to be of assitance to those traumatised by the evnets of the past days.

My message is as follows

To all the students, teachers and friends of Virginia Tech

Please accept our heartfelt condolences and feeling of horror at your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steve Boys

April 17, 2007 • #35348

I have two sons at other colleges. Is there anything I can do to help, in any way?

April 17, 2007 • #35349

Sending an original poem I wrote last night. Hope you will forward it along to the right people. My sincere condelences go out to all of you.

A cold and windy day for a hunter and his prey, what could go so wrong, that he blew them all away?

At a higher institution on a windy day in April, Thirty three, forever gone, their lives brought to a standstill

And far away on this Patriots day,
my head hangs low as the newswires play.

In a country full of promise, in a season of new starts, Young lives lost to new tragedy, weigh down our nations hearts.

The hours’ after midnight and the winds have not stopped blowing. Each hour on the clock that’s passed, repeats the pain that’s growing.

Just as man can never know- when again we’ll see the sun, We have to sit & wonder, ?

Another school yard massacre, just how can this be? The events of our existence- awash in misery.

It’s embedded in the culture. It’s erupted once again. The backward spin of anger locked inside a shooters brain.

There’ll be prayers & there’ll be vigils on this windy April night, but no words or thoughts or prayers can ever make “it” right.

The announcers on TV are saying; “Now begins the healing.” But those who live through these events, they never lose that feeling

In my home here in New England, the wind still also blows, as the details give me shivers, from my head down to my toes.

Once again we’ll see the funerals and the families as they cry, & wonder like the weather if our nations gone awry.

Again I’ll watch our country while we clean up from this wreck, as my heart goes out to those who grieve down at Virginia Tech

April 17, 2007 • #35350

dear v.a. tech,
i want to send my deepest sympathy to all the university. it is so sad to hear and see what happened at your unversity. i know i don’t know anyone but your all in heart & prayers. i am from ohio. god bless you all i’m fropm a small town of minster ohio


April 17, 2007 • Minster Ohio • #35351

I’m writing from New York City. I just felt the need to tell you how sorry I am for what happened and what you’re going through. I know most, or all, of the country is praying for all of you.


April 17, 2007 • New York City • #35352

To all staff,students & families

Please accept our sincerest condolences for your terrible and tragic losses.God bless you all.

Pam & family, England.

April 17, 2007 • England • #35353

today was the worst day of virginia tech. in this time of pain me and my family want to join to all the people of the university and family.

April 17, 2007 • #35354

I wish there was a bereavement journal up on your website, so those of us from around the world can post our sorrow at your loss. Our hearts go out to you from California. Sincerely,
Catherine Hughes

April 17, 2007 • California • #35355

May the Lord give you strength and comfort to face the difficult days ahead. God Bless you.

April 17, 2007 • #35356

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at VA Tech.

It made me call my daughter at college in TX and tell her I loved her and keep her friends close.

Love and peace to all.

April 17, 2007 • #35357

God Bless you all. I have a freshman in college in Maryland and as the events of yesterday have unfolded, I am saddened and horrified, that such a horrible event could happen, but, yes, it could have happened anywhere. As little as I have watched the television, because it is so upsetting, I cannot help but be impressed by all of your wonderful students, faculty, staff and I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in everyone’s prayers. Please try to stay strong. Love, a Mother of a college student.

April 17, 2007 • #35358

On behalf of the Tomlinson family may I express our heart felt condolences for your loss. We are thinking of you at this time. Dave, Kiersty and Jordan Tomlinson, Gloucester, United Kingdom

April 17, 2007 • Gloucester, United Kingdom • #35359

I am from Venezuela, I was a foreign grad student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. So, I had the chance to learn how peaceful is the college life in USA. I am so sorry about what happened in your university. My whole country is full of sorrow for the families and friends of the innocent young people and valuable members of faculty who died. I wish God give comfort to everybody to live with this tragedy. God bless you all.

April 17, 2007 • Venezuela • #35360

I just want to let the Virginia Tech community know that my family and I are praying for the families, relatives, and friends of the Virginia Tech Campus Massacre victims and survivors.

April 17, 2007 • #35361

I am a 42 year old english lady, who is a counsellor,and I have a seventeen year son. I want to express our sincere sympathy and love to the families and friends of the victims of the shootings,and support to your students at this traumatic time.
I grieve with you,our American cousins.


April 17, 2007 • #35362

i really don’t know how to let all of you know how i feel. i am so very sorry things happened as they did. i have family of my mothers that lives close to there, and, such good people. i am a great grandma, and my heart breaks for you all, but, as i have seen, you are all a wonderful bunch of adults. you make me proud to be american.

April 17, 2007 • #35363

Hi.My name is Scott Eric Harvath and I live in Minneapolis,Minnesota. I was watching the coverage of the service this afternoon and was inspired to send you an email and a note of encouragement through this time of sorrow and healing. I also wanted to inform you about a Wednesday evening service on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.It mets every week at Thomas Road Baptist Church and is designed as an outreach to the surrounding college campuses. I know that the students and faculty of Liberty University would be supportive to those who come during their time of grief. I attended Liberty from 1989-1991 and was very much encouraged by the spiritual atmosphere and support I received from their campus services. I will be praying for everyone at Virginia Tech. For more info about the services you can go to liberty.edu or call the church or school . If there is any !
way I can be of any help please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. I know that with God’s help and the prayers and support of the Christians from all over the world the campus will be encouraged. Remember to look to God for strength and encouragement in times like these.Keep me informed .Thanks,SCOTT ERIC HARVATH

April 17, 2007 • #35364

Just a word of sympathy to staff, students and families. The way the students have handled themselves brings honor to them, the school, and their families.

April 17, 2007 • #35365

I don’t know who to write this to but wanted to express my support of the Va Tech administration, faculty and student body and my disgust at the kind of inquiries and accusations they are receiving from the media.

I have watched and mourned along with millions of people, and wanted to pass on that there are many out here who are praying for the Va Tech community and who believe everything possible was done to contain the situation and protect the students and faculty.

We at North Carolina State University had a moment of silence today for your community. Good luck and God bless.

April 17, 2007 • #35366

Dear unkown Friends!

No words which could express my deepest symphaty for the friends and families of the victims.

The loss of lives, hopes, chances makes me truly sad.

This tragedy is not just in your minds, we do mourn togehter.

My toughts are with the victims, thier families and friends.

We had such a nice and warm and peacefull spring day here in Munich. It is hard to believe that the victims will never feel spring again, and never again enter the door of thier parents home.

I hope so much that your dead friends will rest in peace.

With my honest symphaty,

Stefan Toepper, Munich, Germany

April 17, 2007 • Munich, Germany • #35367

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your students, and your faculty during this horrific time. May God give you comfort.

April 17, 2007 • #35368

i would like to pass on my deepest sorrow and sympathy to your students and staff at this terrible and distressing time. Even though we are thousands of miles away we do feel your pain. time is a healer and it will take the strongest minds to overcome this act.
martin mander, tenerife, spain.

April 17, 2007 • Tenerife, Spain • #35369



April 17, 2007 • #35370

I did not see on the main page a readily available e-mail address, that I might send my condolences. Perhaps you might know where my message could be forwarded to or to whom

Time and distance prevents me from being there to lending comfort, service and aide to family and friends, of those precious individuals whose lives were cut short. Every student and everyfaculty member are victims; and they are survivors. No matter what college or university an individual attends, we all share one thing in common; in that we come to laugh, to cry, to make and be friends, to learn, to live, and to prepare the way for those to follow. However, the Virginia Tech family must do it with out those family members who have been taken from you. You are not alone to carry the load you must bare; though I’m only one, seperated by distance, I am here to help. I am not alone in this offer; there are other individuals across this country and around the world, willing to help carry the burden.

R. R. Greene
Utah State University Class of ‘97

April 17, 2007 • #35371

I know we live in the UK and thousands of miles from you We really think your students and staff are a credit to your university showing extreme bravery and dignity at this time, our thoughts are with you and your students thier family and friends time is a great healer god bless you all, we are thinking of you all x

April 17, 2007 • #35372

I would like to extend my deepest sympathies in the tragic loss of the 32 students Monday.
I live in the Greenville SC area and I was on my way to work one day between Christmas and New Years and I stopped at a Chic Filet and some of your students were there, I realize they are adults and are suppose to act grown up, well this
young men and ladies were very adult acting and respectful and polite they were on their way to Atlanta to the Peach Bowl.
I got into a conversation with them and it was very pleasant.
I am ashamed to admit when I was their age not that mature acting with my friends.
Thank you
Arthur Rodriguez
Simpsonville SC

April 17, 2007 • Simpsonville SC • #35373

I wish to extend my condolences to the students, staff and family members regarding your recent event. My prayers go out to the entire VT community. GOD bless you all.

David C Shoun
Delaware, USA

April 17, 2007 • Delaware • #35374

I dont know if i have come to the right place but i just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to everyone following the drama at your university. my thoughts are with you all xxxx

April 17, 2007 • #35375

I don’t know anybody involved in this tragic event but would like to offer my deepest sympathy from the UK to all the students and familys involved. May God be with them.

April 17, 2007 • #35376

We are so sorry for what happened. Our prayers are with the faculty, students and families of Virginia Tech. We mourn with you. God bless you.

Alan and Ghee Hagedorn
Vallecito, California

April 17, 2007 • Vallecito, California • #35377

As the mother of 5 children and the step mother of 5 more, I cannot imagine the horror and grief that the shooter’s family is going through. This must be a terrible time for them and I hope that you can forward this email to them to express my deepest sympathy for them. People tend to remember the families of the victims and forget the families of the shooter. You are all in my prayers.

April 17, 2007 • #35378

From the ‘grassroots’ here in Canada , I will presume to speak for most Canadians ; when I express deepest condolences to the families , loved ones , and studenta and faculty of Virginia Tech , following yeaterday’s tragedy on campus. Our hearts go out to all of you.
H. (Bart) Vincelette
Vancouver, BC, Canada

April 17, 2007 • Vancouver, BC, Canada • #35379

My deepest sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. A grandmother from Sydney Australia

April 17, 2007 • Sydney Australia • #35380

Dear Virginia Tech Students, Faculty, Staff and Family Members:

It is with deep sadness that I write this today on your convocation for this horrific moment in time.

To see the expression on your faces said it all. There are no words to give you. There is nothing I can say that would console you into a feeling that would take you past this moment and past this pain. I just want to express my deepest feeling of loss and sorrow and to extend to you my wish that God will comfort you all.

Once again, our nation is faced with a horrific act that proves either way that we all make a difference in life but it is what we choose to invoke when we make that difference that matters. Do we choose love, life and liberty or do we choose hate, violence, and death?

While most of us choose love, life and liberty some choose to hate and use violence that leads to death. Today, no matter which principles your life stood on, it was a sad day for all. A sad day for those who hate and use violence because they have been consumed by their lack of love and understanding. But for those who hold the principles of love, life and liberty, you will soon shine again. Your face will again feel the wind and you will be able to feel free from the grasp of death.

Death can only hold you in its moments because you are free to love and you believe in Love. Though the pain may stay a while, it will start to heal so go with the flow of Love and mourn your loss. Allow yourself the process of feeling all your emotions on a deep level and bring them in prayer to your Creator. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. It is my prayer God comforts each and every person affected by this tragedy.

For those who passed on because of this horrific act, they are now free too and they too will love and be loved; this we take comfort in, knowing that we go to our Creator when we leave this realm of our journey.

May God grant you all the peace and wisdom needed to get through this, may you all lean on each other and hold each other up as you go.


Janice Aquafredda

April 17, 2007 • #35381

God bless the families and friends of the victims,God bless the University and the town of Blacksburg.May the victims find everlasting peace and love in the hereafter.My heart goes out to everyone who was hurt by this senseless act.May this never happen again anywhere or anytime. God bless VT
Raymond Peeler
Strasburg, Va.

April 17, 2007 • Strasburg, Va. • #35382

I could not find anywhere else to write this to you, any of you quickly enough! Timely enough. I was watching your convocation ceremony today. My heart and prayers are with you all. This is a sad and tragic horror show. I just started school online, at CTU and felt especially bad about all of this, tucked in the safety of my little apartment in New Hampshire.

I didn’t always feel so safe as this. I am a ntive New Yorker. I just moved here one year ago this Mother’s Day. After 911, I never felt safe ‘at home’ again. I know in time I probably would have, and a few months after the attack, I went about life as normal It was hard, you know, the new normal and all. We were lucky, we were blessed, we lost no one close to us, however, until we heard from all our loved ones that day that worked in Manhattan, downtown in particular of course, we did not rest easy. My cousin is a NYC fire-fighter. He was ok.

Today while watching your ceremony, I felt your spirit touch mine, and I just heard on the news report how you can now understand our losses,and I can understand yours. I am so sorry.

April 17, 2007 • New Hampshire • #35383

I’m not sure were to send this but my family would like the folks of Virginia Tech to know how sorry we are for your loss. We have a son in college at Kent State here in Ohio and know that all of us parents, friends and family feel so bad and hope our prayers will help you all get over such a tragic event.. God Bless You All
We Pray For You
Bill, Linda, Will and Ryndi Maltby.. Geneva, Ohio

April 17, 2007 • Geneva, Ohio • #35384