In an awesome show of respect and courage, thousands of runners, some who ran in the Boston Marathon, and some who didn’t, returned to the site of the marathon bombing in an event called “OneRun” to finish what they had started.
It was just over six weeks ago when two brothers placed two home-made explosive devices near the finish line of the Boston marathons. Their horrible actions would injure over 250 people and kill two people at the marathon. One of the most storied sporting events in history of the Unites States had become the site of a senseless attack that shocked the world.
But on Sunday, in honor of those who were injured and those who lost their lives, runners, including many of the victims of the bombings, finally crossed the finish line to the cheers of onlookers waving American flags. Many of them had been forced to stop running after the bombs went off and did not have the opportunity to complete the marathon.
Sure, while this didn’t erase the tragedy, it did provide some closure for many of the people who were there when those bombs went off. There is no question they deserved to be able to finish the marathon that they started. It may have been a simple act, but it was a beautiful sight to see.
Cheers to everyone who helped organize “OneRun” and all the participants. You amazing folks help us all to remember that despite the worst circumstances we all have the ability to persevere.