Tragedy struck America on Apr. 15, 2013 when the Boston Marathon was targeted in a vicious terrorist attack and three civilians sadly lost their lives . Now, scores of people on Twitter are remembering the awful day on the 3rd anniversary of the bombings. Click here to see their heartfelt tweets on One Boston Day.
Where were you on Apr. 15, 2013? That was the terrible day that America was moved to tears when brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev unleashed a terrorist attack on our beloved Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring around 264 others. One Boston Day remembers those who lost their lives, and people on Twitter are honoring the dead and uniting for the city of Boston.
It was a day of terror that will live on in the memory when the two culprits savagely exploded two pressure cooker bombs near the marathon’s finishing line on Boylston Street. But on the third anniversary of the awful circumstances, people of Twitter are saluting the brave and uniting the city together. In fact, #BostonStrong and #OneBostonDay have been setting the trend on social media.
Ashlee Smiles, a Boston resident remembers the day just like yesterday and is clearly puzzled how something so disturbing can happen so close to home.
What a horrible day three years ago today was right in my own backyard. #OneBostonDay
— Ashlee (@ashlee_smiles5) April 15, 2016
Robert Kearns delivers a more patriotic message, while acknowledging those that got hurt and killed in the blasts by saluting their families.
Terrorist Attacks will not break us. Bostonians are strong and resilient. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. #OneBostonDay
— Robert Kearns (@RobertKearns) April 15, 2016
Kevin Colelli, another Bostonian, commends the spirit the locals have shown in uniting and staying strong for the city during such a horror ordeal.
Days like today make me question why I moved away from Boston. Such a strong community of people. I'll be back eventually #OneBostonDay
— Kevin Colelli (@kcolelli) April 15, 2016
While, Brendan Jacob shares his own person account of being at the Boston Marathon, near the finish line, as the bombs went off.
— Brendan Jacob (@brendj) April 15, 2016
Finally, both Jenna Manoogian and Ryan Bradley repeat the sentiments that Apr. 15 will always remain a day America will remember.
— jenna (@jmanoogian16) April 15, 2016
— Ryan Bradley (@ryantbradley) April 15, 2016
It’s so commendable that people respond like this when tragedy strikes and the way everyone has come together for the city of Boston shows that we’re strong and won’t be intimidated by threats like this in the future.
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