Apr 16, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Military personnel adjust a sign at the intersection of Berkeley and Boylston Street the day after a bombing near finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Marathon: Opinion we are strong and will survive.

Apr 16, 2013; Dorchester, MA, USA; Benjamin McCormick looks into his candle during a vigil at Garvey Park in Dorchester near the home of Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard (not pictured). Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports

Apr 16, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Military personnel adjust a sign at the intersection of Berkeley and Boylston Street the day after a bombing near finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Stepping away from writing about the Patriots to speak about Boston.

I grew up 15 miles outside of Boston. My childhood home was within walking distance of mile 8 and 9 of the Boston Marathon. Patriots day was one of the greatest memories every year. It was a celebration not only for the runners, but for the memories of the American Revolution. The camaraderie felt not only in Boston but all of Massachusetts that day was amazing every year.

As undoubtedly everyone who is reading this knows the finish line of the greatest marathon in the world was bombed on Monday.

#BostonStrong is taking on its own life. Whether this was a foreign or domestic terrorist attack, these cowards have attacked the wrong city on the wrong day.

Patriots day is a holiday celebrating the beginning of the revolutionary war. The battle of Lexington and Concord. Paul Revere’s ride. This is a city that had some of the first battles of the war for independence. Many of the founding fathers of this amazing country were born in Boston. The Boston Tea party took place on our shores.

The beginning of the Spirit of America started in Massachusetts as America fought for freedom and came away victorious. Boston, my city is a close knit group with amazing communities. George Washington’s first victory was at the siege of Boston.

This town and this race is not going anywhere. Our resolve is stronger than any in the world. Our people showed who they are on Monday. Marathon runners kept running to the hospital to donate blood. Police, Fire, and EMS personal were running towards the blast to help in a moments notice. Civilians saved lives of people they don’t even know. The stories that have come out in the last few days have been amazing. The doctors and nurses at some of the best hospitals in the world have saved many lives of this tragedy.

We are a city and a people that have and always will band together. When the bastards that organized this are brought to justice and rest assured they will be. Not only will you have the justice system to deal with but an entire region of strong red blooded Americans. We will not rest until you are found. Our hospitals will continue to make sure the survivors will live normal lives. Our universities producing some of the best minds in the world will not stop continuing to teach. Our police department will leave no stone unturned. Our fire departments will continue to save lives. Our sports teams will continue to bring people together and raise money and awareness for the victims. Our people will not soon forget and we shall accept and win any challenge.

We are a town that has produced war heroes, politicians and doctors who have change the way of the world. Our young athletes were part of the miracle on ice. Our patriotism runs deep and Boston is not afraid!

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