Boston Marathon Bombing: In Wake of Tragedy We Are All Patriots

April 17, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

“We are all Patriots”
Those were Robert Kraft’s words after the New England Patriots captured their first championship in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
Today, in the aftermath of the Patriots’ Day bombing at the storied Boston Marathon, they ring truer than ever.  Indeed, we are all patriots, and Monday was our day.  No longer does Patriots’ Day belong to Boston.  No longer is it under the sole ownership of Massachusetts and Maine. 
Nor does it belong to the fear and hatred that drove Monday’s horrific act of violence and the diseased filth of society’s undercarriage that perpetrated it.  Their day will come in time, though it will be one of justice and reckoning, not patriotism and certainly not one of fear triumphing over inspiration and camaraderie.
No, Patriots’ Day belongs to the eight-year-old boy whose life was tragically cut short.  It belongs to the wounded and shell-shock...

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