Patriot’s Day and The Boston Marathon

We were nowhere near Boston when the bombs went off. But many of Garry’s colleagues and friends were very close. They are all accounted for now, but the numbers of injured are not all in yet. One of the dead is an 8-year-old child.

The Minute Man, statue by , at the .

Today was a holiday in Massachusetts. It is Patriot’s Day, celebrating the battles of Lexington and Concord as well as Paul Revere’s ride. The terrorists (I think we can safely assume this is a terrorist attack) chose an event, full of people from all over the nation and the world, an event which is traditionally family oriented where many children are present. They chose the target with care to inflict maximum damage.

Whether these are home-grown or foreign-based terrorists, it doesn’t matter. There will be justice and an accounting.