The Boston Marathon Attack

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The Boston Marathon attack was an attack against the American people and our nation as a whole. The emergency response teams from every conceivable organization used their resources to react as quickly as possible. What happened on the morning of April fifteenth will forever live in the memories of the American people and to those who responded quickly to the matter. As much as the city of Boston was prepared for the marathon, nobody could fathom an event like the bombings to take place. The government responded as quickly as possible, and I believe to the best of their ability. Not only that, but the Bostonians, the people of Boston, had a huge impact on the events of that day. The morning of April fifteenth started off as any other crisp morning. Having been present at many marathons in both Chicago and Boston, I can picture the atmosphere perfectly. The exhilaration and excitement coming from both athletes and bystanders as both parties prepared to embark on the day ahead of them. Whether it be families cheering on loved ones, strangers cheering on strangers, the feeling that is omitted at these types of races is one that can’t really be explained. So, as you can imagine, not many people were thinking that something as tragic as the bombings could possibly take place. In an article published by the New York Times, authors stated, “Two powerful bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, killing three people, including an eight-year-old
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