One year ago today was the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, when triumph and tragedy mixed in our fair city. On this day we remember all those victims of senseless violence, all the first responders who heroically showed humanity’s best, and the spirit of a city that will forever be #BostonStrong.
- In addition to the annual Blessing of the Athletes that will take place on 4/20/2014, the Old South Church (on Dartmouth & Boylston) will be holding a special service “Remembrance and Hope” tonight at 7pm. http://www.oldsouth.org/one-year-later
- There is a wonderful and very moving exhibit at the Boston Public Library entitled Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial, displaying items from the memorial that spontaneously sprung up in Copley Square last year. The exhibit is masterfully presented and will be on display until May 11th. Some photos are below. Also at http://www.bpl.org/exhibitions/coming-soon/dear-boston/
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
― Alfred Tennyson, “Ulysses” – inscription in the Boston Marathon Memorial in Copley Square, commemorating the 100th running of the race in 1996.