E-mail to VT Webmaster, April 16 - 26, 2007

I hope that this gets to the right people. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of the students and family and faculty. You are in my prayers.

Judy & Michael Belyeu(Mississippi)

April 19, 2007 • Mississippi • #35728

We have sent this to every news organization we can think of. I hope they stop. “Please do not release any more of the clips the shooter sent to NBC. You do not realize the damage you are doing. The shooter sacrificed every one of those lives to force the nation to see those self glorifying pictures of himself. Don’t make a hero of him. You have no idea how many other lost souls are looking for a way to give their life some meaning. They will have to kill more to break the record. You are enabling his plan. He can’t be successful without you. He cannot carry out his plan without you. Please, Please, Please stop. Ginny and Garry gilman, Boise Idaho. Marriage and family counselor and attorney.”

April 19, 2007 • Boise Idaho • #35729

Dear Virginia Tech home,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. My oldest child just graduated from college last year,and I have a child in high school. Life is so fragile....... don’t let this stop you from being who you wanted to be...........get the support you need and keep going........love,
Linda, Ryan, Evan

April 19, 2007 • #35730

To everyone who is grieving our prayers are with you all and if anyone needs someone to talk to you may contact me I will be here for anyone who just wants to talk. Just email me at the above address and I will be very supportive I unfortunately can’t make any donations at this time, but I can offer my emotional support. We love you all and God Bless you all.
As for all involved we are on your side we believe you handled everything to the best of your ability. Again we keep you all in our prayers and we are here for anyone who needs someone to talk to.

The Dolans

April 19, 2007 • #35731

After 9-11 I saw a commercial that featured individuals from all over the country. On the screen it would have the city and state a person was from. For example. I am Joy Hutter (Crofton, MD) Each individual would say their name and then say “And I’m a New Yorker.” I just thought it was the greatest commercial to show unity to those affected in NY by the terrorist.

As the county mourns and sends out prayers and thoughts to all of the Virginia Tech community… I’d like to say…
I am Joy Hutter (Alumni SSU, Seagull)
I am a Hokie!

My families thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

April 19, 2007 • #35732

My prayers to all the families, friends and coworkers of this tragic campus shooting. Just keep your eyes upon the hills which our help and strength cometh. Just remember that you are not alone. The Lord is with you always. Emma J.

April 19, 2007 • Charlottesville Va. • #35733

I’m sorry to hear about the trgedy that has taken place there.I live in Indiana and I want you to know that I offer my verbal support to the sudents that lost their lives in this horrible and unforegiving tragedy.I also send my best wishes and prayers to the survivors that may be able to continue their lives while trying to put this event behind them.I would also like to send best wishes and prayers to the staff and faculty that have to push through this dark hour and to those that suffered loss as well.I will keep all of you in my heart and prayers.
Your friend,

April 19, 2007 • #35735


I’m from Iran and a student at Shiraz College.when I heared about tragedy at Virginia Tech,I was shocked. I became so sad as much as Virginia Tech students and American people. I sympathetize with you and especially with victims’ parents.


April 19, 2007 • Iran • #35736

I just want to let the faculty, students, and administration of Virginia Tech know that each one of you is in my prayers. I know that
none of you could have foreseen what
happened Monday, and I find no fault
in any of you. Please know that your
sorrow is my sorrow, and your pain is
my pain. May God wrap His wonderful
loving arms around each one of you
and hold you. May you let Him comfort
you in this time. May His peace rest
upon you, and, although there may
never be answers to all the questions,
may you live through this and come out
on the other side a better person for
having known any of the victims and
for being a victim. God bless each of
you in a special way!

April 19, 2007 • #35737

My prayers and heart goes out to you all. I’m so sorry this had to happen to you all. It didn’t just happen to the ones that was killed but it did happen to all of you, i’m so sorry for all the loss of your friends and family members. God has a plane for all of us and some how he will show us what we need to learn by this. Please know that my heart goes out to all of you , teachers, office staff, students, and all other people that I didn’t say. GOD’S blessings to you all.
Leslie Cryer

April 19, 2007 • #35738


It’s hard to say… No words can lower the pain you all certainly suffer.

I just wanted you all to know that us, french IT Admins, collegues, teachers, students here think about you at theses hard times.

Whatever the reasons that lead to this dramatic event, be sure of the deep feeling of friendship we have for you.

Keep all your heads UP, and you’ll pass this hard test proudly.

Take care,

Frederic Nass,
IT Admin at Universite de Metz,
Service S2i de l’IUT de Metz

April 19, 2007 • France • #35739

Our daily prayers are with you and all the students, faculty, friends and family of those effected by this tragedy. You do not suffer alone. Many are suffering with you.

Father James Modeen Tucson Arizona

April 19, 2007 • Tucson Arizona • #35740

Our prayers are with all those at VT. Your stregnth,pride and community spirit are an inspiration. May God’s healing hand help ease the pain.

The Venderleys

April 19, 2007 • #35741

Please extend my deepest sympathy to all those families whose children were murdered in that terrible shooting. It is so tragic that something can happen like this again.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of these families.

Since I was unable to access the condolences part of your site please forward this on to these families. Thank you.

Michele Martin,
Abbotsford, BC, Canada

April 19, 2007 • Abbotsford, BC, Canada • #35742

Your web site is full of good information but I just want to send a message to everyone - please pass on as you see fit.

In the UK we have watched the horror of the massacre unfold and are deeply shocked by what has happened. Our very sincere sympathies go to all of you, and especially to the families and friends of the innocent victims. The dignity of those we have seen interviewed on television prove what a strong community is established at Virginia Tech, and I am sure that you will all help each other at this terrible time. The good memories of those who have now gone will never fade, and your steadfastness and friendship will ensure that the University will continue to be a good place to live, work and study. God bless you all.

April 19, 2007 • #35743

Dear Virginia Tech,
Let me begin by expressing my deepest sadness and strong condolences for the tragic act committed against your school on Monday April 16, 2007. No words could be strong enough, no comfort deep enough, no words expressive enough to calm and sooth the pain you are feeling today. However, Buffalo State College, and the Student Social Work Organization would like to extend our hand of help to you in your darkest hour. My name is Sarah K Fritz. As past secretary and newly elected president of the organization, though I know you have received condolences from many of our members, I feel it upon myself to offer mine as well. The best that any human can do for you at this time is to speak words of comfort and open their arms. Though our organization stands distances away from your school, know that our arms are extended. Where you have a need, we ache to fill it for you. These words are but a small token, it is our action when called upon which will prove our sincerity. The death of family, friends and loved ones is one of the greatest difficulties in life. However, difficulties also present opportunities. As you begin the healing process, and finish the semester, don’t allow this tragedy to divide your school, rather band together in strength, and allow the memory of those who died live on. Finally, on a personal note, I pray that the Lord would be with you during this time. I pray that He would comfort your heart in a way that no man can. I pray that the Lord would grant forgiveness in your hearts, for a man who not only killed a great many people, but also died himself in great confusion and pain. Again, if there is anything that Buffalo State College’s Student Social Work Organization can do you can reach me by email.

Sarah K Fritz

SSWO Secretary 2007
SSWO President 2007-2008

April 19, 2007 • #35744

Dear Virginia Tech,

We are simply heartbroken by the death and injuries suffered at Virginia Tech. We know what an unspeakable, life-changing moment this is for these families and how, in this moment, it is hard to feel anything but overwhelming grief, much less the love and support around you. But the love and support is there. We pray that these families, these students, and the entire Virginia Tech community know that they are being embraced by a nation. Our dearest wish is that this day could start again, with the prmoise of these young people alive. Knowing that cannot be, our prayer is for God’s grace and whatever measure of peace can be reached on this terrible day.

God bless you & America

Cole Sprouse

April 19, 2007 • #35745

Hi, I am a Philadelphia college student. I just want to express sympathy along with everyone else. This tragic global event has touched the entire nation because it could’ve happened any where. I send prayers to the families who have lost a loved one.

April 19, 2007 • Philadelphia • #35746

I am very sad & mad over what happened.
I pray for everyone involved, but one.
be strong...There are caring people thinking of you.

Tom Shute

April 19, 2007 • #35747

Just a thought from someone sharing your pain...Graduate all the victims with the next class......make sure the last thing they did on campus is good.

April 19, 2007 • #35749

My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with this horrendous tragedy. As a school official, I can only sympathize with your plight as you deal with the tragedy.

April 19, 2007 • #35750

I don’t think this the right address to send this to, but I just really wanted to say that I am so very sorry for what your community is going through.

I also want to say that I am very impressed with each and every student and staff member that have been interviewed while the world has the spotlight on Virgina Tech. You should be proud of yourselves.

My thoughts, prayers and tears are with you.

April 19, 2007 • #35751

God called home his angels to be by his side,he didn’t want just any angels he wanted Hokie angels to surround himself with.

God gave us time to spend with his angels to help us to look at life threw their eyes, to make our lives to become as one, to show love and support to those around us,and to look at life alot different and spend this time to tell the love ones that are left behind how much they mean to us.

God loves his Hokie Angels,and they are with him and soon we will see them again,but until that day. we will always Love them and never forget them.

The Love for a Hokie is forever.

April 19, 2007 • #35752

written by me and dedicated to Mothers’ everywhere but mostly mothers hit by the VT massacre.If you have kids or, you ,yourself look at Mongoose I hope this reaches you.I know Dads,Nieces,Cousins, Brothers.Sisters’, Friends’ etc… etc… list goes on love someone too, But who carries us around 9 months, is the one who sweats the most bringing us into the world, and hurts the most when were gone? Better be our Mothers.

So here it goes my Poem called :

Do not cry I am in a happy place.
Wish you were here Mom just to
see the smile on my face.
The sky is clear Mom
not a single rain cloud
If you were here Mom
I know you would be proud.
No more homework,or
cleaning my room.
Dust does not collect here
do not even need a broom.
Got to go now,the angels
want to play.
I am okay here,But Mom
do not forget to pray.
I see them,just like you
tears in there faces
not knowing what to do.
The survivors of loved ones
They can not see them here
with me in this joyous place.
Not only for the loved ones
left behind,but also the
co workers and friends too.
I thank you Mom, and yes ,
I love you too.

April 19, 2007 • #35753

i didnt know where to put this but i had to send my heartfeld condoliences to your school and students and staff that were killed and injured, i was so touched by the coverage and i pray with you all and know your great school will return to some normalsy soon as best as it can, i live in NJ and saw that a few of the students were from my state, it just broke my heart being a mom of a 19 year old college student myself, i am with you in spirt and i am thinking of the passed students and know they are in good hands with god,
thankyou mrs lampo

April 19, 2007 • #35754

To Friends in Blacksburg,

As a friend to Virginia Tech, I offer my prayers and sympathy to everyone in the community - now and for the months ahead.

The spirit of the students, the faculty and the staff who refuse to be broken by the events of April 16th is a bright light in the darkness. I especially marvel at the professionalism and strength of the Va Tech administrators who carry an overwhelming load and face the media, concerned parents, and students on a daily basis with poise and grace. Your leadership and determination to move forward shines through. Don’t give up.

In His Name
Matthew Folk
Clarksville, VA

April 19, 2007 • Clarksville, VA • #35755

In the face of such an unthinkable tragedy - good job.

April 19, 2007 • #35756

I would like to inform the Virginia Tech Students/Faculty, I asked for my church to pray for the families/friends of the recent tragic event. I’m SOOO sorry for this NIGHTMARE to have happen. And to think THIS horrifying incident, happened 3 days, before the 6th Anniversity of Columbine High, in Littlton,Co. Why DOES such horrible episodes HAVE to happen? Only God/Jesus knows. My thoughtts/prayers are with your University. May what happen at Virginia Tech, don’t happen anywhere else. Like University of Arizona.
I’ll be attending there, this Fall, to major in Theatre. God Bless You. Take care.

April 19, 2007 • #35757

im very sorry in the loss of loved ones and friends, all of you are in my prayers god bless everyone there.

love kathy and andrew grabenstetter

April 19, 2007 • #35758

I am so deeply sorry for your loss, be assured I feel all was done to stop the terror that touched your campus family.

Be assured your family is in my prayers.God Bless all of you in this terrible time.

Stay strong

April 19, 2007 • #35759

Please pass this on to Virginia Tech faculty and students when you can:

Please know that though we are miles away on the west coast in a little school and mountain community, we grieve with you and pray for you as though we were at your side.

A spirit of loss and of frustration at such a senseless act is felt here and across the nation, and I dare say to the four winds of the earth.

Your pain is our pain, and your tears flow with ours into an unfathomable river as wide and as deep as the ocean.

May Almighty God add His rebuke in the life to come to those blights on humanity responsible for such incomprehensible travesty.

Ron Outland

April 19, 2007 • #35760

I am from a tiny town named Springhill, Louisiana located in far north end of the state. Our entire population is about 10% of your fulltime student population. The number of professional nursing staff at the small hospital I work in does not even equal the number of people who were needlessly gunned down on your campus. As a mother and grandmother,I have shed many tears this week for the students and families of those students, and for the students who witnessed this unspeakable act. I can’t even fathom the depths of grief in your community at this time.

Please know that the staff at Springhill Medical Center is praying for your students,faculty,families and community to have the strength to join together and survive this tragedy.

In memory of the students and faculty who died this week, we are wearing orange and maroon ribbons Friday April 20. We want you to know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers not only Friday but everyday, but Friday will be special.

God Bless each and every one of you!!
Rose Johnson RN,CEN
Springhill Medcial Center
Springhill, Louisiana

April 19, 2007 • Springhill, Louisiana • #35762

I live in a lovely quiet town in New Hampshire. Our hearts have been deeply moved by the suffering you are enduring. Please know that our hearts and spirits surround you - with prayer and all the love that we can send the broken and grieving hearts there at VT. My nephew is an alum - it’s close to us; but know that your loss is carried into the hearts of America. We have endured a civil war so we shall certainlly overcome the madness of a single individual with no greater concern than himself and whatever small grievances he felt accrued to his life. Our country and your students are well able to see beyond the mania of the shooter and we will revel in your moving beyond the madness of ONE.

A loving parent to all those who lost their babies and a fellow citizen to those who must carry on....

PS I looked to find a place to place tsend some words of support to you - couldn’t do so. Maybe you address that issue and make a line available for all of us to send you our broken hearts.


April 19, 2007 • New Hampshire • #35763

I am not sure where this email needs to go, but i just wanted to express my heart felt sympathany for all of you and for all of the families who are going through this terrible tradgey.i will keep you in my prayers, we all know that god will be what helps everyone get through this. may god be with you all

donna prickett
grant al

April 19, 2007 • Grant Al • #35764

My heart pours out to all of you at VT. And I will keep praying for all of you. Pleas tke the time and read in the KJV 2 Cor 1-5. Do not loose your faith stay fir. God Bless all of you. C. W. Crenshaw

April 19, 2007 • #35765

Please forward this on,

I wanted to express my deepest sympathies to all of you. Family, Friends, Professors, everyone! My heart goes out to you all. You are all in my prayers!


Heather Cady
Yakima, Wa
(College Student)

April 19, 2007 • Yakima, Wa • #35766


My name is Kristin. I’m from Whitby, Ontario Canada, just outside of Toronto. I’m sure searching thru your emails is really the last thing you’re going to be doing. But I wanted to personally send out my condolences to your school. There’s not really anything one can say in a situation such as this, but saying something none the less is important. So, my best wishes to your community and loved ones.

Take Care

April 19, 2007 • Whitby, Ontario Canada • #35767

Below is a copy of the email I just sent to NBC.

Please know how very sorry I am for your loss. What wonderful students you are, I wish I could take away your pain.


Subject: To whom it may concern

Your decision to air the pictures of the gunman who murdered the innocent on the Virginia Campus was such a poor choice.

Let me explain, some years ago (now it seems like yesterday) I lost my son in a horrific accident. The lawyers I used to help me find out if there was negligence involved decided (without warning to me) to blow up the pictures of the accident (which I had never seen) and bring me into a room (without telling me why) and showed me the giant blow ups of how my son was killed. Needless to say, I collapsed.

Your choice in showing those pictures last night and all day today has brought back the shock I felt that day full blast. Who did you think you would help? Certainly not the victims or their families, certainly not the wonderful, well spoken, outstanding students we have all cried with for days.

I guess it all boils down to MONEY. You have lost two viewers forever.

My husband and I have watched Sue Simmons and Chuck Scarboro for twenty five years and will miss them but will never watch your channel again.

You have now hurt me deeply, opened old wounds for me from losing my son, I know what you did to those parents I grieve with since Monday. The images that we should all be seeing is those who lost their lives. not the who took them.

I sure would like you to read my letter on the air but I know better, maybe if I attached a lot of money it would be aired.

I intend to write each and every sponsor of all your programs and ask my family and friends to do the same. Your sponsors are supporting your garbage and I’m sure they will be interested in knowing how many people will no longer watch NBC.

Mrs. Caroline Bruen
Baldwin, NY

April 19, 2007 • Baldwin, NY • #35768




April 19, 2007 • #35769

Please accept this letter to the public as a way of doing something positive for the community. Print it if you like or delete it if it doesn’t strike a chord. Best
Andrea DeShong

Today I sit here thinking and talking about the shooting at Virginia Tech, a newcomer to Virginia of only a month. I came here from Norman, Oklahoma which is one of the bedroom communities of Oklahoma City. The University of Oklahoma is there and I grew up in a town the same size as Roanoke,VA. Norman has an immense campus and fans not only all over Oklahoma but devoted alumni throughout the world. On game days I used to curse the OU fans for always blocking my driveway on game days and for running out in front of my car begging me to park in their yard for a few bucks. The stadium which held 84,000 people was always filled to capacity and they could be heard when OU scored, from where ever you were in town. My husband and I hand-picked VA, before he finished his Masters degree at OU, as a place that was exciting and beautiful. Here in Roanoke we’re close to many of the most famous and diverse large cities on the East Coast so we knew between that, the historical sites and the abundance of nature, we’d never be restless for activity. The one thing we didn’t know or expect about VA before we arrived is how incredibly friendly, genuinely friendly, the people here can be. I know a lot of people are saying, “Well, we were raised right here in the Old South” and you’d be partially correct, but there is a community innocence without the naivety that so much of the “savvy” communities lack. It’s the lack of defensiveness and ego that I have grown so accustomed to. I’ve traveled the US and even a little overseas in Europe recently. Even so, I would still consider myself a novice traveler, but I wonder if the daily drudge and sludge I was feeling before I left home was more a community despair and pessimism? This shooting at VT has affected the world and not just our own community as any major tragedy will. I’ve lived through other tragedies that closely affected my community including the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building which killed 168 people, (a lot whom were babies), and the May 3rd tornados in which 70 swept through Oklahoma killing 44 (one of whom was a friend of mine) and leaving tens of thousands homeless and injured. I weep still at unexpected times and as this community has realized recently, everyone knows someone who was killed or injured. You may know a co-worker who’s sister was killed, a neighbor, or even just know the campus and familiar sites and smells as students walk to class or gather on the lawn for a game. You know the heart of the people and the spirit of the environment and it has been changed forever with the insanity of a single individual or event. As the shock starts to wear away and the despair washes over us in waves I worry about the pessimism and mistrust that can settle into ones’ mind and heart. Will people begin to judge their classmates and acquaintances with a harsher eye and will they turn away from someone who is strange or a little odd out of fear or disgust? Will the reminders and pain overwhelm compassion and hope? It does happen. I’ve seen it in my own state.
The willingness to help is abundant right now and the fresh pain carries generosity farther now than on most days, but people need to categorize and file these major events that map our lives and shape our judgments. When the file cabinet closes, how will we label our emotions and thoughts? When the files pile up we have a tendency to shove them into the cabinet and save them for later or ignore them all together. “Shut them away"… “Don’t think about it now"… “Too much to do”...etc.How will we heal when the will to do so fails or is ignored in favor of finding a false safety and security? In our society people can come and go. It’s the benefit of not living in a policed state. I don’t claim to have the answer to finding the compromise between allowed weapons for protection or hunting and keeping weapons out of the hands of a murderer. I am in favor of education and of the words, “Don’t Panic!” Some days the world seems to be completely falling apart but since my family and I have moved here to VA, those days have nearly diminished because of the small daily interactions with this community. I love you Virginia. Chin up, you will be alright.

April 19, 2007 • #35770

My heart is broken for all of you in Blacksburg. You have my deepest sympathy.
Having been born and raised a Virginian, I am deeply saddened at the events that took place on Monday.
As I remember Va.Tech,it was then known as V.P.I. I hope that the old name will be considered as a change. It wouldn’t be such a big change as that is the real name of the school. I know that is is so very hard to think of anything at this time. I just had to let you know my thoughts at this terrible time. I can’t even begin to tell you how badly I feel. So sorry, so very sorry.

Saralee Warnick

April 19, 2007 • #35771

Very sorry about the horrific and sense- less tragedy @ VT. My condolences to all.

I heard a VT student on the news today and I saw on the following VT website the term “Hokie Spirit” which apparently has some- thing to do with your school mascot.

I would appreciate your clarification, in- sight, &/or background info on this term.

1978 Univ. of TX @ Austin BBA Mktg. Alumni

April 19, 2007 • #35772

Virginial Tech is a large close knit family of professionals and a reknowned student body. During the course of this recent tragic event, I admired how everyone came together and supported the administration. and each other. Look at the heroes, one professor, who survived the holocaust, not to be intimidated, not to fold up in fear, but gathered all of his will power and strength, and saved a number of students, and he gave up his life.
I live in the New Jersey shore area, and I am just sickened by all of the excessive coverage by the media. Whether it be TV, newspapers, or magazines, the comments being made by the media and the intrusion on other peoples lives, maddens me to no ends. Please stay stong, persevere through these trying times. If the top of the administration gives up on themselves due to idiotic and disrepectful outside agitators, monday morning quarterbacks, who are using this tragedy so that that they can be recognized as the foremost authority in news reporting, then what happens to the student body and the core of this great University? Be there for your student body, stay right where you are, for them, and for their families, for the alumni, and for God’s sake, for this great country of ours! God speed. My prayers are with you all!

April 19, 2007 • #35773

Dear Friends: Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of your Canadian friends through these most difficult days. May God bless and comfort you as we all struggle to go forward with you in the faith and hope that God can somehow make things work together for good. “They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn, but at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them”. God bless you all, sincerely - Steve Delve & family, Kingston, Ont. Canada.

April 19, 2007 • Kingston, Ont. Canada • #35774

Please accept our condolences and our prayers to the victims and students and their families. Our entire community has been praying for you all since this happened. We know not why these things happen, we just know God is the only one that can get us all through this and prayer.

My deepest Sympathy
Deb Tyman
Whiteville, North Carolina

April 19, 2007 • #35775

Through this note i send to you and the grieved families my condolences. Kenyans of all walks have been shocked by the incidence of shooting at the your college, may the peace of our alimhgty God be with you all. stephen

April 19, 2007 • #35776

Our hearts go out to the victims, families, students and faculty of your school. Please know we are praying for you all and you are a light of strength in the path of what all Americans may have to wake up to face any morning. Every interview, every photo, every face we have viewed on TV . . you are a great school and wonderful group of Americans. You are all in our prayers as you will be for probably the rest of our lives. Please know that this tragedy has affected us deaply and we grieve each moment for you and are praying for all of you. Your campus is so beautiful and special. May the Lord bless you and keep you all in this time of great loss and sorrow.

Bohannons in North GA

April 19, 2007 • North GA • #35777

Hi, my name is Ryan Lynch I am 15 and attend Northwest HS in Justin, Texas. I wanted to email the school but could not find a direct email address. My soul purpose for this is to give a little input on the tragedy that recently took place. First and foremost, I am being discipled at Aurora Baptist Church in Aurora, Texas and I plan to be in the field of ministry one day and thought that I might share now in this time of need. Although I’ve personaly never experienced something this epically tragic, I lost my eldest brother 2/22/07 so I know that death does take a toll on people, so in regardence of that I just hope that those whom have lost loved ones understand that no matter how tragic this may be for them, that in due time, God will mold this event into a latter blessing if you give Him the opportunity. Not only can He help you mold it into a blessing but it can also help you reconnect with people that you haven’t talked to in awhile. The bible states that “even the most appalling of seeds yeild’s a beautiful flower,” so in that I hope that people don’t just take this as a tragic event (although it is) but that it should be used as a eye-opener for how many things we take for granted in life, (I know I realized this after my brother passed on to the kingdom of heaven.) Now as I finish this letter I just ask that you take these words and try to apply them to yourselves, no matter how low in spirit you become, for if you become weak in spirit you can always rise in it. In the name of the Father and the Son I pray for all of those who have lost someone. Amen.

April 19, 2007 • Justin, Texas • #35778

I visited the Memorial web site and saw the ribbon with the VT letters in black. If it hasn’t been done yet, I suggest a pin be made and sold nation-wide as a memorial to all the students that were slain. I live in Fircrest, WA and currently wear a ribbon pin in memory of the four jet airliners and their passengers and crew.that went down on 9/11. I have two sons, one of whom is a college professr. I remember my college days many years ago - I graduated in 1959. Those were special years for me and should be to all college students. I would certainly purchase such a pin and proudly wear it in memory of this tragedy.

I am writing to this web site as I did not see any contact info on the memorial web site.

My sympathies and prayers are with all the faculty and students at VT

April 19, 2007 • Fircrest, WA • #35779

To the Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff of Virginia Tech;

With my heart for all of you:

I am the son of Holocaust survivors;

Liviu Librescu, Z"L gave his life so others may live even under his tribulations of over 60 years ago.

April 16, 2007 will be remembered by me with a heavy heart. It was also day of remembrance, a day where horrors of one mans hate became a reality once again.

The bravery exhibited by all of you brings a sense of hope after such horror and grief.

I too remain a beacon where sorrow of the Holocaust bestowed upon my soul and now events of death on modern day innocence I must still love and feel hopeful toward a bright future. You will do the same.

I know each and everyone of you will feel pain and a heavy heart. Please, listen to me, grasp this pain and face it. I beg you after a short while, let it go. I feel confident because each and everyone of you represents a future that is bright and filled with promise.

You will contribute in memory of those gone.

Keep the promise of America alive and never let the actions of a madman darken your spirit nor your soul.

Fight for freedom as this freedom is your directing light away from the darkness… This is the lesson of the Holocaust and in memory of Professor Liviu Librescu.


Ralph J. Rubinek, 2G
Staten Island, New York

April 20, 2007 • Staten Island, New York • #35780