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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Boston STRONG: Friday was a great day for the Good Guys

Aloha,

I was hoping I'd be able to write something like this much sooner than later.


Watertown is a safer town today because of the public's willingness to listen to and assist the local cops.


 Photo Courtesy: Matt Rourke/AP















Boston is a STRONGER, safer city today - thanks to the efforts of the Boston Police and Fire Departments.



Courtesy: Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe














Massachusetts is a safer state today because of the efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies working together.



And while we never know what will happen tomorrow, for at least today, the United States of America is safer because the public knows that when something bad happens, the Good Guys can win - and today they did - with just a little help from their friends.


Courtesy: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters















In the midst of the good feelings I have this morning comes the need to remember - and never forget - the victims.

My sincere thoughts and prayers go to each of the injured, and this post is dedicated to the memory of the four people whose lives were lost as a direct result of the Boston Marathon bombings:


MARTIN RICHARD, age 8
 
 
 

KRYSTLE CAMPBELL, 29
 
 
 
 
LINGZI LU, 23, of Shenyang, China
 
 
 
 

MIT Police Officer, SEAN COLLIER, 26
 
 
Finally, while Lady Liberty may be hurt with sucker punches from above, or bombs on the ground, she will *never* be defeated.

And, those who attack her need only to remember the wrath - and the long memory - of a woman scorned...



BOSTON STRONG:




23 comments:

Al Diaz said...

My thoughts and prayers to the families of all those who were hurt during the attack.

joeh said...

Nicely done!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

*Bows head in memory of the lost* Glad they caught the last fugitive.

Barbara Garren said...

So well done. Thanks Mark, as always a great post.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Prayers for all affected.
I was following the developments all day yesterday.

Brandon Ax said...

I am very sad for the senseless loss of life I hope that everyone involved can find some kind of peace and happiness.

Mary Aalgaard said...

It was so senseless. God be with the families of the victims.

Mark Means said...

From the ashes of tragedy, we'll rise and be stronger as a country. God bless the victims.

Morgan said...

Beautiful. Thanks so much for this, Mark. Just beautiful.

Melanie Schulz said...

Great post Mark. Well said.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Rejoice that the man was captured. Mourn for his victims. Hate and madness seems interwoven in the fabric of too many people. Great post, Roland

David P. King said...

Wonderful tribute, Mark! When I stepped out for a break, I couldn't believe all the things that have happened in the world. Our thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. :)

C. Lee McKenzie said...

A splendid tribute to the spirit of the Boston people and to those lovely young people who lost their lives.

Theresa Milstein said...

It means a lot that you posted this. We in the Boston-area have had a rough week. Too many of us here are too connected in so many ways, and it helps to know that the world feels connected to us. I'm so sorry for the people who lost their lives. The families and friends torn by this senseless tragedy.

JJ said...

There is just no way to say it better. Thank you.

Elise Fallson said...

Wish we could prevent this from ever happening again, and wish I could give Boston a big hug, for all it's worth. To all the people and law enforcement who pulled together to stop these guys, you've made the world a little safer.

Melissa said...

This is a touching tribute, Mark. Well said.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Love that you gave face time to the innocent and zero to the evil.

Good does prevail...thank God.

Nicole said...

Amen to that, Mark. Well said!

M. J. Joachim said...

This is a wonderful tribute, Mark. Hats off to you! I will be cheering for you and all who run in the Boston Marathon next year, as I keep all who ran this year in my heart. So glad Boston kicked butt on this one!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thank you Mark! My thoughts and prayers are with the victim's families as well, and I am thankful for the real life heroes who make a difference.

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Mark,

I've come over from Alex's blog to say hello.

Hard to imagine what the people who did this were thinking. My prayers are also with the family of those affected by the injuries and loss of life.

J.L. Campbell writes Jamaican Kid Lit

Maurice Mitchell said...

The good guys can win Mark! Thanks for highlighting the positive in this tragedy.

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