POTUS has plans to observe a moment of silence in honor of victims of the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings. 2:49 p.m EST, the moment when the horrific events started last year, will be the moment of silence at the White House and throughout the Nation undoubtedly.
Joe Biden, Vice President, will speak at the Boston Memorial service.
The White House and the President, along with Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick have been vigilant in keeping the victims of the April 15 terrorist attacks at the top of mind. This just solidifies the idea that Massachusetts; the United States and the leadership involved, understand the importance of the unification of the people in the wake of events outside of our control.
As tensions heat up in the public propaganda with Russia, this unification will help to push public sentiment towards a United America, rather than the mostly divided America, most are recognizing in media. It is events like these that simultaneously support American ideals for the Public body and provide marketing and press opportunities for the leadership involved.
The Boston Marathon, which some 36,000 participants will compete in, is the Premier US Based Marathon; with a huge increase of interest in this year’s Race specifically.
It seems as though, Americans and those who hold America in high regard, feel a certain sense of pride and galvanization that comes from standing tall in the place where this terror event happened. As if the show of solidarity and presence will somehow make this tragic event OK in the end.
While no doubt, a tragic event occurred one year ago today; today Boston has strength, America has strength. The Human Spirit has strength.