On April 18, Barack Obama honored those killed and injured during the Boston Marathon by attempting to lift the town’s spirits. In an emotional speech, at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End of Boston, the President assured the country that the those guilty ‘will face justice.’
President Obama said on Thursday, April 18, that America stands with Boston after the deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15. The country’s leader stood before an audience at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in the South End of Boston and said that the “spirit of the city remains undaunted.”
President Obama At Boston Marathon Interfaith Service: Barack’s Speech
President Obama said:
“Everyone of us has been touched by the attack on your beloved city. For millions of us, what happened in Boston Monday is personal. They picked the wrong city to do this. Yes we will find you. And yes, you will face justice. We will find you. We will hold you accountable, but, more than that, our fidelity to our way of life, to a free and open society, will only grow stronger — for God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity but one of power and love and self discipline. This doesn’t stop us. And that’s what you’ve taught us, Boston. That’s what you’ve reminded us — to push, to not grow weary, to not get faint, even when it hurts. We finish the race. And we do that because of who we are and we do that because we know that somewhere around the bend, a stranger has a cup of water. Around the bend, somebody’s there to boost our spirits. On that toughest mile, just when we think we’ve hit a wall, someone will be there to cheer us on and pick up. When the Sox, the Celtics, the Patriots, the Bruins are champions again – to the chagrin of New York and Chicago fans – the crowds will gather and watch a parade go down Boylston Street. And this time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run harder than ever and to cheer even louder for the one hundred and eighteenth Boston marathon. Bet on it!”
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