Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Explosions

      The Boston Marathon was inspired from the 1896 Olympic games, and the first run was in 1897 being the oldest annual marathon in the world. Spectators and runners from all over the world come together every year the third Monday of April to take part in this wonderful event. This date commemorates the anniversary of the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.
      The spectacle regularly attracts more than 20,000 participants and 500,000 spectators each year and the final mile of this year's event was dedicated to victims of Newtown shootings. On April 15th 2013 the Boston Marathon proceeded as it has each year, until two devices exploded. Over 100 people were injured, 3 people were killed, one being an innocent eight year old boy who was running to greet his father as he crossed the finish line.
        How do we deal with increasing terror crimes? How do we defend our rights to the freedoms this country has fought for and kept since the early pioneers came to America? Crimes like this are so senseless and cruel, until its my time to pass away on this earth I will never be able to understand the workings of the sort of mind that can do these kinds of things. To me its a cowardly act to murder and injure the innocent, its as though these types of people cannot and don't even love themselves. They stoop so low as to take their own sick ideas and feelings of themselves and of the world to hurt others. My heart goes out to the injured and also the families who needlessly lost loved ones at the marathon. No words can take your pain away at this time, only time and love from all of us can do that. You will be in my prayers.  
     One thing I will not allow is for terrorist, or sick minded people like this to harden my heart, keep me from being all I can be while I am on the earth...To live and love and try to help find answers to the increasing crimes, to never ever give up, that we as Americans will find those answers to keep America the land of the free and the home of the brave! God bless you all my heart goes out to you..

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