Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tragedy At The Boston Marathon
On April 15, 2013, which is tax day, some very disturbed individual or individuals set off bombs at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. When I first heard this I thought of 911. A pressure cooker filled with metal, nails, ball bearings and other shrapnel was used in the bombing. There were three people killed, out of the three dead was an eight year old boy. A total of 170 people were injured. The authorities are asking people around the finish line that were taking pictures or using their phone to contact them so they can look through footage. The Boston Marathon attracts people from all around the world. An 11 year old boy from Martinez California was at the finish line, to see his mother cross when the bombs went off. He is in critical condition. President Obama said "This was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism," and "Anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror." Who is responsible for this cowardly act? We will find out in the days to come. This was a sad day for people all over. Is this going to be what we have to worry about bombings, like over in Iraq? I sure hope not. My prayers go out to all the people who were hurt by this dreadful act.