The shock of the terrorist attack in Boston is still raw. As we pick ourselves up from this attack, I don’t want to write about the attacker(s). Far too much press in the past has given these twisted monsters what they want. Their photos in papers, their reasons blasted all over front pages, their insane causes exhausted by the press is exactly what they crave. I don’t want to give them any due, for no due is theirs to claim. Monsters exist in our world.
I wish I had the photo rights to show you the heroes we have. In the middle of a terror attack, confusion, panic is the norm. One couldn’t blame any one for trying to get away from the horror as fast as they can. But did Boston do this?
I saw a City Of Heroes in Boston.
We watched two men in uniforms rushing to pull off barriers from wounded people crushed below. Did they give a thought that another bomb might go off? No, they rushed to save what lives they could, not giving a thought to their own lives or safety.
I saw the Boston Marathon workers, stunned, but there, helping guide people to safety even though no one was sure which way was the safe way to turn.
We saw the police ready to defend, with no thought to their own safety.
Emergency workers sprang into action. Hospital staff worked tirelessly to save those so badly hurt in this attack.
Nurses, exhausted from running the race, grabbed a breath of air and rushed to aid those wounded in this heartless attack.
Extraordinary people, so many of them, instantly turned and went to help, applying first aid to those bloodied in this battle of freedom. This was A City of Heroes that horrible day.
We live in the age of terror, I remember the IRA Bombings, The French Terrorist Attacks in Canada, 911, the London 7/7/ bombings. Londoners rose to that battle and aided those victims with the same heroism.
Boston proved once again to the world that no matter what bombs or threats are throw at us, we are a people of heroes, and we will always be there to help those in need. We will always be there to safeguard freedom against those that would strive to end it.