Patriot's Day in Massachusetts … a state holiday to celebrate the Battle of Lexington & Concord and the beginning of the Revolutionary War against England … the “shot heard round the world”. It's also the running of the Boston Marathon, a tradition since 1897.
We were at the doctor's office with my mom yesterday just outside of Boston when two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. By the time we returned home, all the TV networks had sketchy information trying to piece together what had happened, who had done it and why. They've figured out the “what”, but not the who or the why.
We just don't get it. Three dead and 130 injured, many critically, the youngest a two-year-old child. They haven't determined if this was an act of terror committed by an American or a foreign national. No matter … what possible political or religious statement does this make? No matter what their ideologies, certainly killing innocents and people interested in watching a marathon can't play into it.
Our hearts go out to the people who have lost someone or been injured. It could just as easily been one of our family members or neighbors involved. It's all so random. Where does the lunacy end?