The Boston Marathon has been a landmark event for one hundred and nineteen years. It is not just a local event, though it is an event that all people in the state hold dear, even if they aren’t runners. It is something we as residents of Massachusetts hold dear and draws runners from all over the world to our doors to run in it.
On Monday, April 15, 2013, as we watched the coverage of the marathon, we saw desecration and destruction unfold. Blasts were seen throwing people, shrapnel, and even body parts through the air. Smoke hung heavily over what had been a bright sunny spring day, throwing a cover of fear, terror, loss, and sadness as we witnessed the bravery and the enormity of the loss for so many who had been hurt in this bombing.