Thank you from all of us in Boston for your support, love and prayers during this 5 day, horrendous ordeal and tragedy.
Although the mayhem of the shootings, bombs and fire are over, let’s not forget the victims of Monday’s terror at the marathon and the MIT police officer that was killed Thursday night..
Yes, the 2nd bomber has been caught and is in the hospital. We are all relieved by this.
He is being guarded by, I imagine, hundreds of police and federal agents. I understand they’re afraid he might try to kill himself and I heard they might handcuff him to the bed. I can’t imagine why they would, when there’s probably a room full of law enforcement watching his every move and several more outside his door. In addition, the hospital and surrounding area, is heavily secured.
Although we can now all exhale, let’s not forget that there are still 58 people in several of the Boston hospitals. Many have lost limbs and seven remain in critical condition. There are also 4 people dead. Innocent people. Three of them were just watching a road race, an annual event that attracts thousands of runners throughout the country and around the world.
Part of the excitement for spectators, is to cheer them on, offer them cups of water during the race and witness their final step, as they cross the finish line. The police officer who died the other night was shot in the line of duty. He was doing his job and died bravely. Although we’re (I mean the entire country), all relieved that this part of the ordeal is over, the families of the injured, the dead and critical is not. Let’s remember them in our prayers and thoughts.