On April 15th, the city of Boston in Massachusetts was celebrating Patriot’s Day, and the world renowned Boston Marathon. The marathon attracts thousands of runners from all over the world and is a very festive occasion in the city and the region.
Unfortunately, near when many runners would be finishing the race, two bombs went off in the afternoon, injuring hundreds and even killing some. It’s still unknown who committed these cowardly acts, but eventually we will know more. Support and assistance to the victims has been pouring in and the city of Boston is doing everything it can given the circumstances.
We thought we would provide some quotes gathered on the web that have been said around the web and the country about the Boston Marathon attack.
President Obama in a speech a few hours after the explosions: ” Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I am supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other and move forward – as one proud city.”
A Twitter user named OlivetoRun on the bond runners share: “Running is a sport that unites us. All backgrounds and ability levels. This event is trying to break us but we are strong. We are runners.”
Howard Fineman, who works for The Huffington Post, wrote: “Today, rescuers were running toward the wounded on Boylston Street in acts of true heroism – running toward the sound of the screams. In the end, the terrorists will fail because Bostonians did not turn from their fellow men – they turned toward them. And that is the real music of mankind.”
Lastly, one blogger wrote: “What every act of terror fails to understand is that Hope rises from the ashes.”
As we learn more about the attacks that happened in Boston, the confusion will settle. Until then we have to remain hopeful and supportive of the victims and everyone who has been affected.