I can't believe that it has already been a year since the horrible story broke live across my television. We watched for hours about the horror of two or three bombs being set off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon and the manhunt that ensued. It all boiled down to two dickheads deciding to drop homemade bombs off in a crowded streets while runners .
Three people were killed and more than 260 others were injured when a pair of homemade bombs detonated near the finish line of the Boston Marathon last April 15. Prosecutors say Tsarnaev, 20, and his older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, who was later killed in a shootout with the police, carried out the attacks.
I remember watching as they announced that they almost had the terrorist trapped at a local college. The repeated views of the blood covered sidewalks and people they were hauling away in guernies into ambulances. They got in a shootout and ended up shooting the older brother and the younger brother ran him over and took off in a car - leaving the older brother behind.
A few hours later there were repeated camera views on top of a boat in some guys backyard where the younger brother was found to be hiding. They ended up taking him alive into custody.
We will never know what would cause people to do this senseless act of violence. To take random lives, to scar countless people and families of those people both physically and emotionally for absolutely no reason. One thing I personally will not understand is why we as a society seem to have no problem putting someone we know is completely guilty of these horrible acts into prison - providing both shelter and three full meals a day - but we will save that for another time.
One thing that has been unbelievable is the sense of resiliency that those people involved, and the entire East Coast has shown. Starting with the BostonStrong moto they began to regroup and support each other. They have dusted their self off and today is the day that everyone will run the marathon in Boston again. I wish I could be there in person to show some support - but don't count on me running anywhere anytime soon.