Today during one of the most historic races in a America, two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, in Boston, MA. causing more than 144 injuries and leaving 3 dead including spectators and racers. Preliminary witness reports hearing two separate explosions near the finish line of the marathon about 15 seconds apart form each other as many of the racers were preparing to finish the race. Emergency responders are on the seen attending to all who were injured. Right now FBI investigators and law enforcement officials are investigating to determine the cause of the explosions and they have not yet released a statement about the definite cause of the incident, and they have neither confirmed nor denied whether this was a planned bombing or unfortunate explosion due to some type of unforeseen infrastructure failure. Currently counter terrorism units are seen working with local and federal officials to help determine the cause of the incident as well. Vice President Joe Biden has released a statement stating ” That his office has just been made aware of the incidents and that the thoughts and prayers of himself and his office are with all of those effected and they are waiting on information about the cause of the explosions as well. My thoughts and prayers are with not only the city of Boston but also to the families of all of those who are effected. This is truly a confusing and perplexing turn of events and I am cannot wrap my mind round what could potentially be the motivation behind this incident and I will be keeping a close eye on events and actions not only surrounding this incident but events to come.
10 years ago today I was sitting in 9th grade algebra solving equations and struggling to stay awake when all of a sudden an announcement came across the PA system that called everyone to the Gym. As classrooms emptied into the hallways and students began to ask what was going on, a few of the upper classmen came into the halls and said we just got attacked and we’re going to war. I didn’t understand what they were saying until we finally got into the Gym where they had the news displayed on the TV and is aw the images of what was going on. I was young, confused, and horrified, and I didn’t understand the magnitude of what had happened and how life in America would essentially change forever. 10 years, 4 wars, trillions of dollars, thousands of deaths, and a new way of life later where are we now? Is the world safer? is America safer? What did all of it really mean? So many questions still unanswered and so many theories regarding the truth about what really happened and I am still unsure what to believe. But what stands above all else is the loves of all the innocent Americas lives and the sacrifices of the Brave men and women of the New York Police and fire Department, and the men and women of the US armed forces. Regardless of the reasons, these people are gone, and they should be honored above all else. So on the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, Just remember all those who are no longer hear, and live your life to the fullest, because everyday that we see a sun rise is truly a blessing from GOD.
GOD BLESS US ALL!!!