Even from Barcelona, I could feel the sense of stunned terror that was permeating out of Boston. How could this happen? Who would do such a thing? What happens now? So many questions with very few answers.
For the first time a major United States city was completely shut down in order to perform a massive manhunt. Thanks to the efforts of local and national law enforcement, two suspects were quickly identified and captured… but this is far from the end.
Now a new generation, one that does not quite understand the enormity of the 9/11 attacks, understands a bit more about what terrorism is and the effects it can have.
Our job now is to bring order from chaos, love from hatred, normalcy from the extraordinary… and above all not allow the evil in the world to alter our values or our way of life. From all the ugliness that emerged from the marathon, I hope you will remember the images of those running towards the smoke and the explosions in
order to help the wounded, the ones that thought nothing of their own safety… the ones that in that one instant restored my faith in humanity and that such ugliness and hate is no match for the courage and beauty that exists in the hearts of everyday people.