Today is a sad day for all of us as we come to grips with another terror attack in our country. Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon reminds us that we are living in a world of terror
Since 9-11, sporting events in stadiums and arenas have become safer despite the incovenience of long lines and check points.
For the last 12 years events have been policed and secured, along with the Super Bowl, World Series after World Series, NBA Finals, Final Four, etc without incident, but events like the Boston and NY City Marathon had always seemed vulnerable to terrorism, but had always gone with incident.
Monday's tragedy happened in the 26th and final mile of the Marathon, a mile that had been dedicated to the 26 shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. And it happened on Patriots’ Day, the state holiday that marks the first shots fired by the colonial Minutemen at British soldiers in 1775 at the battles of Lexington and Concord. Monday's race marks a day of celebration of truimph, but rather resembled a war scene.
But as americans we learn always, where there’s tragedy, heroes emerge. In a time of crisis events like Monday brings all of us together.