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City Of Courage

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. " ~ Christopher Reeve

On April 15, 2013, a terrorist act was committed on the people of Boston, Massachusetts as well as on the United States of America. Two young men, ages nineteen and twenty-six, decided for whatever reason, to bomb the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed at the finish line and another person was killed by the suspects several days later. Two hundred and sixty-four people were injured. Lives were lost. Limbs were lost. Families were torn apart.

The day of the bombing, I had just shut off the television to go and do some housework. My fiancé called from work to tell me the news. He told me to turn on the television. I was in the middle of something at the time and was distracted. I thought he didn't know what he was talking about. How could there be a bomb at the Boston Marathon? Not my Boston. Not our Boston.