One year ago the city of Boston fell victim to a cowardly act of terrorism. Today, the city remains strong in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and prepares to celebrate the 118th running of the marathon in less than a week. As Elton John said in Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding: Oh it doesn’t seem like a year ago to this very day.
To be honest, thinking about it still makes me angry. I try to cling to the positive things that came out of the tragedy, most notable the way the city came together and refused to be defeated. Big Papi’s words, and the conviction that he spoke them with, were the first step in the healing process. “This is our f**king city and no one is going to dictate our freedom.” Indeed.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and their families.
Our gratitude goes out to all the first responders, police and firefighters that acted so bravely on the scene and worked tirelessly to bring the cowards responsible to justice.
Our appreciation to Mayor Menino for his leadership. His handling of the tragedy was a shining moment in his career.
Godspeed to those running Monday, make us proud.