An Assault On Tradition - 04/15/13
We have all watched the horror of yet another cowardly attack on innocent people in our country. In many ways, it was an assault on tradition. The tradition of completing a coveted marathon is a proud moment for any dedicated runner. Years of training pay off with that sprint across the finish line. It's a moment meant to inspire and celebrate, not flee in fear for your life.
It was also an attack on the tradition of Patriot's Day. This is a time honored holiday in Massachusetts celebrating key battles in The Revolutionary War that led to America's freedom.
Sadly, there's no denying these deadly bombings were an assault on the tradition of feeling secure in our country. Somewhere deep inside each of us there's a need to know everything will still be okay.
Hold those you love a little closer tonight as we collectively heal our hearts, once again. Tell your children that, despite this latest tragedy, we adults are still doing our best to make the world a safer place.