America the Beautiful

What a night. What a week. The capture of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect was the first sense of relief in the area in nearly a week. While we rejoice, let us not forget Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell and Officer Sean Collier.

Blocks away from Boston Common where chants of “USA” and “Boston Strong” could be heard last night, dozens of people gathered at the makeshift memorial for the bombing victims at the intersection of Boylston and Berkeley. According to the Boston Globe, a bagpiper walked down Berkeley Street, the strains of “Amazing Grace” breaking the silence around the memorial.

Mayor Menino said, “I have never loved this city and its people more than I do today. Nothing can defeat the heart of this city … nothing.”

 

Our utmost respect goes out to Boston police, fire, city officials, doctors and medical personnel, and all of the first responders. Thank you to all of the brave men and women who help keep this country safe. The heroic acts in the last week have simply been phenomenal – there’s no other way to describe it.

“The hunt is over. Justice has won.” – Boston Police

~E

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