Thursday, April 18, 2013
Pretty much anyone you talk to around here knows someone who was directly affected by Monday's bombing of the Marathon. Massapoag's own Dave Ryan was 30 yards away from the blast. Many MYC members who I've not been able to talk to yet work in Boston. There are three people who live within 100 yards of my house who were there. One Boston Police Officer, one ER Nurse and one runner. I know two more people who were in the crowd at the Finish Line. Luckily they all escaped injury. They saw things that nobody should ever have to see. They did things that nobody should ever have to do.
My heart goes out to all of the injured and my condolences to the families of the dead. Nobody should ever go out to a fun event and end up a casualty.
Thanks to everyone who's shown support to us. We're a big city, but a small community. Everyone here is pulling together, and we'll get through it.