The people of the Boston area have made Americans proud. When innocent men women and children were blown up at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th, many of their neighbors put aside their own personal safety and remained on the scene to help save lives and comfort the wounded. These people are heroes.
The second bomb exploded right in front of The Forum Restaurant on Boylston Street. NBC has produced an excellent story about The Forum’s staff and how they responded immediately after the explosion. (Watch the video at the end of this story.)
When considering the question, were they heroes, Jamis Mederios, assistant GM at The Forum said, “We were in the wrong place at the wrong time, but we did the right thing.”
Elissa Schechter-Perkins and Joseph Pare, two of the Boston doctors who treated Marathon bombing victims, said it best in the closing of a joint letter they sent to the editor of the Boston Globe (published April 21st) :
“We write this to remind ourselves and our community not to lose hope in the kindness and morality of the people who sit next to us on the T, are behind us in line at the grocery store, or walk by us on the street. We are the people of a city who are there for each other on the worst of days.”
Link to the Rock Center video here. (Courtesy of NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.)