Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Patriots Day Pandemonium

Written by a proud Bostonian
In dedication to all of the affected by the awful terrorist attack on Monday, April 15, 2013

Every third Monday in May, the people of Massachusetts, particularly Boston, celebrate the anniversary of the battles at Lexington and Concord. But Patriots Day is much more than that. Patriots Day is the proudest day in Boston and it's a very special holiday because it's unique to Massachusetts and nobody else really celebrates it. The day always consists of an awesome early Red Sox game at Fenway Park that starts at 11:00 in the morning, the biggest marathon in the United States of America called the Boston Marathon, and either a Celtics or Bruins game later at the TD Boston Garden. For Bostonians, it's generally the happiest day of the year. That's why what happened was so bad.

At about 2:30, everything was going perfectly! The Sox had one a great game. Another Ethiopian won the marathon already and the Bruins were scheduled to play the Ottawa Senators later. At 3:00 the bombs went off. Chaos spread through the streets like peanut butter on a sandwich. Fear struck the city of Boston and the first responders were getting to the finish line as quickly as possible.

Because when people finish the marathon, they often need to sit down and relax, there were many wheelchairs already parked by the finish line so all the injured spectators and runners could be wheeled away after they were helped. Over 176 people were injured. 17 are in fatal condition. 3 are dead.

One man, who was planning to propose to his girlfriend after she crossed the finish line, never got to say goodbye to his lover. She is one of the 3 people who died from the explosion.

Another fatality from the terrorist attack is an 8 year old kid. He had his whole life ahead of him and it had to end because of some stupid people who hate the world and want to do something about it. That's terrible! A 9 year old and a 10 year old are in fatal condition right now.

So that awesome Patriot's day that is so festive and happy suddenly turned awful and catastrophic. Those two explosions affected so many people that even the President of the United States is trying to act. "We still do not know who did this or why. And people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. But make no mistake -- we will get to the bottom of this. And we will find out who did this; we'll find out why they did this. Any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice."

Until we find these terrible people, nobody will feel safe in the city of Boston, and that is a shame. So pray that we find and bring to justice these crazy people. Pray for the families that were affected. Pray for the lives lost. Pray for the scarred children. Pray for Boston.