Boston Stands Strong
I’m in shock as are many of us here. Trying to do anything I can to help anyone I can. It feels like there isn’t enough to give.
To the left is a picture of a little boy, Martin, waiting at the finish line, so proud of his marathon running dad, the father he had just hugged after he crossed the line. The dad he was waiting to hug again. Seconds after that hug, this boy’s body was taken away from him. But they can never take away his spirit.
I am proud of the way our city has come together in the wake of this tragedy. Bostonians always knew that no matter how cold people say we are deep down there is the Rock of Ages. And it’s visible today. In a city full of history, “oldest,” and firsts, we are stronger today than we ever have been. We are united. And we are moving forward through this thing one step at a time. Patriots Day now has a new level of significance; Patriots Day 2013 showed the world that they can never kill our Spirit.
Thanks to everyone for all your words and calls of encouragement. God bless all the souls who have been affected by the events from yesterday. God bless us all.