Earlier today there was a bombing during the Boston Marathon. Over 27,000 runners were hoping to cross the finish line and celebrate their victories of completing the race. For some runners, the end of the race ended in tragedy.
Two bombs were planted near the finish line of the marathon. At approximately 2:50pm Boston time the two bombs went off only seconds apart killing 2 people and injuring dozens more. The last report that I heard were that at least 100 people had been injured.
President Obama held a brief press conference this evening to discuss the tragedy. He said, “We still do not know who did this or why … but make no mistake: We will get to the bottom of (this). We will find out who did this. We will find out why they did this. … Any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice.” and “The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight, and Michelle and I send out deepest thoughts and prayers to the victims.”
As I wrote this post, I just learned that one of the victims was an 8-year old boy. There are not yet details as to who he was, but I send prayers to his family. I cannot imagine. I imagine that there was a family outing to watch the marathon. And then this happened. That is not that way it was supposed to be.
Photographers on the scene reported that the scene was horrific and gory. That is NOT the way a happy, yearly event like that marathon is supposed to end!!!!!
What is wrong with people??? Why are we constantly wondering and asking this question? What kind of world is this?? Sigh…
Please join me in sending thoughts and prayers to all those in Boston, the runners that witnessed the explosions, the emergency responders, and especially the victims and their families.