Welcome! Login | Register
 

Patriots Tame Panthers For Blowout Home Win—The New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers…

Friday Financial Five - August 22, 2014—Little bundles of joy are considered priceless, but…

Mom Can-Do’s: Run! Jump! Fly-days! at the EcoTarium and More!—Moms of little ones—from toddlers to elementary schoolers—looking…

Artist Tory Fair to Speak At Worcester Art Museum—Contemporary artist Tory Fair will discuss her work,…

Patriots Roster Projections 2.0—Who makes the cut? Who gets cut? Find…

Old Sturbridge Village to Offer Free Admission to Kids on Labor Day Weekend—Old Sturbridge Village will host their annual "Family…

Worcester to Declare August 21 as American Antiquarian Society Day—City officials and American Antiquarian Society staff will…

Organize + Energize: 10 Ways to Make Your Mornings Easier—How many of you rush around in the…

Dear John: Does He Have a Secret Life?—She found lipstick in his car.....

Smart Benefits: New IRS Publication Tells Individuals if They’ll Pay an ACA Penalty at Tax Time—The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a publication…

 
 
Tracker Pixel for Entry

NEW: Statement from Lt. Gov. Murray on Boston Marathon Bombings

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

 

Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray issued the following statement today on the Boston Marathon bombings.

Dear Friends:

The sun rose over Boston Harbor today at 6:01. It illuminated a city that grieves but does not crumble. A Commonwealth that is at once stunned and committed to action. It cast a warm light on people from every corner of the globe who came to Massachusetts this week to be part of a glorious tradition and found themselves bound up in a moment of terror.

Whether or not the criminals who planted and detonated the bombs in Boston yesterday chose Patriots’ Day for its symbolic impact is not the point. What matters is that today, as we reach out to those who suffer and pursue those responsible for this barbarous act, we draw our strength from what began in Massachusetts 238 years ago this week.

From the light that shined in the Old North Church, to the first stand of American volunteers on Lexington Green, Patriots’ Day celebrates the moment of freedom’s birth. It was a moment that changed the world.
History does not move in a straight and steady line. We do not overlook our faults, or the mistakes of our ancestors, or the fact that the birthright of freedom was denied for too many for too long, because none among us are perfect beings. But the ideal of freedom continues to march on. Every day good people do their part to perfect this union and to support those who still struggle for their inalienable rights. That’s why our Commonwealth, our country, and those who live in freedom around the world share a bond that cannot be broken by malicious acts.

Today, please join with me and Governor Patrick as we offer our prayers, and our hands of help, to those who have been hurt by the events in Boston yesterday. We give thanks and praise for all who responded so heroically. And we remember that the sun rose over Boston Harbor today. It shimmered through the rigging of the USS Constitution as a beacon for all people who know that freedom will prevail.

Sincerely,

Tim Murray

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.