NBC12 VIEWPOINT: The Boston Marathon Bombing

By: Kym Grinnage email

All week we have watched and read about the horrific bombings at the Boston Marathon. This act of terror and cowardice has once again changed lives forever and we are reminded that we live in a time where acts of terror have no boundaries.

The tragedy in Boston also reminds us of how resilient we are as Americans, particularly when the unexpected occurs, and lives are lost and broken. All of America is especially proud of how the first responders, the people of Boston and the Marathon runners performed in extraordinary ways to minimize the loss of life and life changing injuries.

We must continue to live our lives, attend public events and participate in those sports and activities that we enjoy. But changing times has forced our sense of awareness to a higher level, and it needs to be that way. In addition to now living in a world of 24 hour surveillance, we must also be on the watch for any suspicious activity that we may see. This doesn't mean overreaction, it just means reaction.

So, If you see something, say something. Your state of awareness and action may save lives.

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