Yesterday, I had to go into the city to speak at MUSE 2013, so I hit the road early with the plan to walk over and visit the Boston Marathon Memorial.
Laura and I had been at the finish line two days before the Marathon, but I had yet to see the memorial and felt it was my duty to do so before it is gone (if it ever goes).
I wasn't fully prepared for the wave of emotions. The mix of sadness tinged with anger and a heaping of local pride. While I knew it would be a solemn walk with my camera, it was one that had to be taken.
New Englanders are a tough lot. We don't go down easy and we are there to help our neighbor whenever they need us. Reading the notes, seeing the signed shoes, running medals, police patches and every Boston area logo imaginable all together to help our city grieve is something you have to see to fully appreciate.
Please don't forget that you can still donate to The One Fund with all the money going directly to the victims of this horrible event.