Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pray For Boston

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I'm sure all of you know by now about the explosions during the Boston Marathon. I'm still shocked by the horror of the whole afternoon and that Boston was the city involved. As many people have said, it feels so much different when something like this happens to your own city. Boston is tough, though, and I've seen and heard of so many acts of kindness that are only making our city stronger.

During the time of the explosions I was watching the marathon in Kenmore Square (about a mile away from Copley Square) when hundreds of policemen sprinted towards the Copley area. It wasn't until my friends and I got a phone call to go home right away that we realized something was seriously wrong. We went back to our dorm to turn on the news and saw the video clip that has been continuously playing for the past couple of days. I couldn't believe it. Then our cell service and cable cut out, which made us even more confused and scared. What made the situation hit really close to home was that the first explosion occurred right in front of the PR firm where I intern, Marlo Marketing/Communications. I knew they were having an office party that day, which I was planning on attending, so my stomach dropped and I prayed that they were all okay. Fortunately, they all are safe and their building has little damage compared to the building next door on the ground level. I can only imagine how the mm/c employees and all others who were lined along Boylston street are feeling now. All I can say is that we are here to support you.

Although, now, it is a warm, sunny day here in Boston, you can still feel a silent somberness hanging in the air. We are all praying for those who were affected by the bombs, especially those who are still being treated in the hospital for injuries or have already passed on. Who ever decided to pick Boston to terrorize clearly did not realize how tough we are. Please pray for Boston.
-AG

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