Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon Tragedy

In the city known as the Cradle of Liberty two bombs exploded near the finish line of the historic Boston Marathon.  Three people were killed, to include an 8 year old boy, and injuring at least 140 more people.

Windows were shattered as the explosions, nearly simultaneous,went off; sending runners and spectators fleeing through a chaos full of smoke, and debris.  Emergency workers and the police quickly ran to the aid of the those lying on the blood covered cement.

  

"This is something I've never seen in my 25 years here...this amount of carnage in the civilian population.  This is what we expect from war," stated Dr Alasdair Conn, chief of emergency services at Mass General.

Fears of this being a terrorist attack ran rapid through the great city of Boston, and rippled through the country.  There are reports that stated 5 additional bombs were found prior to exploding.  The characteristics of the way the bombing occurred, a smaller one first sending people back from the explosion followed by a larger one where people had moved to, indicates it was professionally done.  However, as of now, there is still no claim from any groups for the bombing.  There are still no suspects or motives reported by the authorities.  Last night, a "person of interest" was being watched at a local hospital.

Whatever the motive, or whomever did this should know this.... These acts of terrorism on the United States does not pull our country apart, but does the opposite.  We become stronger, we unite, our patriotism will wave strong and will rock those who did this.  "United we Stand".

My prayers go out to all of those who were injured or killed, and to their families.  Now that America stands behind you, and our eyes are focused on the tragedy there in Boston.

If you feel compelled to help, contact the American Red Cross - the hospitals will be low on blood, and a simple blood donation can save a life.

www.redcross.org

God Bless America!!!!