This week we pay tribute to the one year anniversary of the tragic events of 2013 and vow to stay “Boston Strong”.
“Bostonians are rightly proud of our Marathon. It is a uniquely American event which opens its arms to the world. Any and all are welcome: men and women, able-bodied and disabled, young and old across the races and religions of the planet. That anyone could target this celebration of global family is impossible to conceive. Our hearts ache for the injured innocents; and we are so grateful and proud of our first-responders, our President, our Governor and Mayor for their calm strength and leadership in this tragic time.”
~ James Taylor, April 15 2013
top photo: Kim and James stand with members of the MIT Police Honor Guard at the Memorial Service in Cambridge, MA for slain Police Officer Sean Collier, April 24, 2013.
bottom photo: James, Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman singing “America the Beautiful” at Fenway Park, October 24, 2013. Courtesy of Boston Red Sox.