Monday, April 17, 2023
On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, killing Krystle Marie Campbell, Lü Lingzi, and 8-year-old Martin William Richard, and injuring many others. The attack was both a horrific act of violence and a tragedy that ultimately brought people together. The bombings and the subsequent attacks and violence sparked an outpouring of support for the victims and their families from across the state and nation.
We were all Boston Strong and today we still show the power of hope and strength that is needed to stand up to terrorism and violence. Ten years later, we honor the victims of the bombings, the lives of Officer Sean Collier and Sergeant Dennis Simmonds, and the heroes who responded. Our beloved Boston Marathon brings out the best in those who take to the starting line, cheer on the runners, or take pride in this historic Massachusetts tradition - we are all Boston Strong.