Reflecting on the Boston Marathon AttackApril 16, 2013 By: Kristen Santoro
Yesterday was a very sad day for the city of Boston where a senseless act of violence took place. Today, our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the beloved city of Boston.
As a Bostonian that had multiple people checking in from a thousand miles away to see if I was ok, tells you something about the spirit of this country. This country's people are its greatest asset. President Obama said it best “Boston is a tough and resilient town. So are its people. I'm supremely confident that Bostonians will pull together, take care of each other, and move forward as one proud city. And as they do, the American people will be with them every single step of the way.”
Yesterday was a holiday – Patriots Day. A special day for Bostonians marking our country’s brave battle toward independence. This was the first, in the past five years, that I have not attended the marathon. I have stood in the exact spot where the first explosion took place cheering on runners and waiting for family and friends to cross the finish line, accomplishing a personal goal while giving back to the community. I had many friends, family and colleagues that were in attendance. Thankfully everyone is safe.
The immediate response by law enforcement, public safety, race organizers and volunteers makes you realize that we will always pull through. Local and national government was and still is appropriately focused on making sure that the people of Boston are safe and secure. This attack is deeply personal not only to me but all of us who call Boston home.
Nightclub & Bar Media Group wishes to express their most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devastating attack that took place.