Saturday, April 19, 2014

One Year After

The 15th of this month was the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Jeff Bauman (survivor) & Carlos Aredondo (in cowboy hat - rescuer)

Today, the 19th, was when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the remaining living suspect, was captured in Watertown.

My piece in the Boston Herald today looks back on that time. As always, your kind comments at the website (or in a letter to the editor) are warmly appreciated.

The first marathon since that cowardly act of terror will take place on Monday.
The second will take place next year, the third will be the year after, and so on.
Cowardly terrorists took lives.
Cowardly terrorists destroyed limbs.
They were no match for Boston.
Boston was stronger.
Always will be.

Cowardly terrorists were no match for these guys.

Cowardly terrorists were no match for Watertown.
This was Mount Auburn Street after the capture.
We let those who made the capture know that we appreciated it.

Lives were lost.
Lives were fucked up in ways most of us can't even imagine.
Please say a prayer for all affected, and please enjoy the Boston Marathon.
This year it is a memorial, but it is also a celebration of life going on despite what some miserable excuses for human beings did last year.
Thank you for stopping by. Once again, my piece is at the Herald website. God bless.