A little hyperbole here. There was the Colonial Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770, but that was with muskets, and the tension had been building for a while.
There is no need for me to repeat all the news stories here. I want to concentrate on the personal.
I lived in Boston for four years. I married someone from South Boston. Patriots Day is a Massachusetts holiday. Parts of that day, are the 10 A.M. start for the Red Sox game, so people can see the end of the Boston Marathon.
I would not have run the Marathon, but my brother in law Michael MacCormack and Elaine’s cousins Ricky Bretagne normally run the race. The fates protected them and they did not run it this year.
Boston author Dennis Lehane has written about this better than I could.
This rates as the second Boston Massacre. Many more were wounded than the original and several more may still die. Redcoats in 1770 didn’t have pressure cooker bombs.
- The Boston Massacre (americantitanic.wordpress.com)
- The Boston Marathon Massacre (merovee.wordpress.com)
- For Boston Marathon Lifers, Red Sox Take Temporary Back Seat (bleacherreport.com)
- The Boston Marathon – Scenes from Boylston Street (audacityoven.com)