Boston Terror – Remembering MartinPosted by J Craig on April 17, 2013
Monday was a tragic day in America as a horrific act of terror unfolded in Boston, Massachusetts. Bombs exploded at the oldest and most revered marathon in the country and perhaps the world, the Boston Marathon. This race first began way back in 1897. This day started out a very beautiful day for many of those participating and observing the race, but at 2:50PM this all would change. Two explosions would erupt at the finish line of the race resulting in three deaths and more than 170 injured.17 people were left in critical condition and according to the Boston Globe, among those were Denise Richard and her daughter of Dorchester, MA. Sadly, Denise’s son Martin Richard, just eight years old lost his young life.
“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries,’’ Bill Richard said in a statement released this afternoon. “We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin.’’
He added, “We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.”
This sickens me to think about the world we live in today, where cowardly people walk around plotting to kill innocent lives. We may not know who is responsible for this heinous act at this point and I will not speculate, but I will say that this will not get us down. This will not kill our spirits. This will not interrupt our faith and this will not keep us from hunting those responsible down. Justice will be had. These despicable cowards will not get the best of us. They will not keep Boston down and they will certainly not keep America down. We are coming. We are coming for justice. Bostonians deserve it. Americans deserve it. 8-Year-Old Martin Richard deserves it.
America is vulnerable to these types of tragic events for many reasons, but the resolve of this great nation can not be matched. Let us not forget that terror doesn’t take root very well in Boston. From the events back in 1773 in the Boston Harbor to the two flights that took off in 2001, a city would not be weakened. A nation would not be weakened. Not then and certainly not now. Americans come together. Maybe not as often as many would hope, but under these circumstances we certainly do. We stand strong and we stand tall. Now as you cowards run and hide contemplating your next move, just know that we are coming for you. We will not stop until justice is served. You will pay for this in this life and the next.
We will pick up the pieces, clean up your mess, mourn our dead, and continue to do what we’ve done the last 237 years, which is kick ass and stand even taller. As we do all of that, know that we will not forget and we are still coming. We are coming to send your sorry ass packing! One way or another, your cowardly ass belongs to us. That’s America.
May all of our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected in this horrible tragedy. God bless all of their families and God bless the United States.
Rest in Peace to:
- Krystle Campbell, 29, Arlington, Massachusetts
- Martin Richard, 8, Dorchester, Massachusetts
- A Boston University grad student, Chinese National
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