Monday, April 15, 2013

Our City, Stunned but Standing

What will remain with me from today’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon will be the video of police and safety officials, runners and spectators rushing to the site of the explosions just seconds after they hit. Despite the chance that a third bomb was ready to detonate, these folks pulled down the barricade and fencing the victims were penned in by and rushed to help them. See the video here.

Such selflessness is awe inspiring. It happens every day in this world, though not always is it caught so vividly in high-def.

The victim’s are in our thoughts. Those who rushed in with no concern about their own safety are – in a word too often tossed about these days – true heroes.
JW

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