The inspirational service included President Obama.
Peter Morales says the service will help Boston come back stronger than ever,”We are not going to be deterred by this, we are resilient,we are strong, we’re going to gather strength from this, we’re going to reaffirm our commitment to helping one another,” says Morales.
There was a cross-section of the community here at this healing service , dignitaries as well as members of the general public including Steve McHugh who was in the medical tent at the finish line when the bombs went off,”Those poor people are still sitting in the hospital with no legs they’re going to be there a long time,this is a capstone for the rest of us and them hopefully to say the horrible piece is behind us , we’re now starting to transition to the next part of our lives,” says McHugh.
Also attending were members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation who flew from Washington with the President on Air Force One. Richard Neal was one of them,”I think even in the aftermath of what happened on Patriots Day we’re reminded what fate could have for all of us if we’re not vigilant,” says Neal.
Congressman Joe Kennedy also offered words of support for Bostonians,”The marathon itself is a feat where people individual feats of excellence and endurance, but you’ve got hundreds of thousands of people who come out and cheer them all the way and that’s not going to change, in fact we look out for each other and always will,” says Kennedy.
Three days after Monday’s bombings, the scars remain but the healing process is now well underway.