The Boston Marathon Bombing 10 Years Later
APRIL 15, 2023
Today marks 10 years since the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
During formal session on Thursday, April 13th, I led the House of Representatives through a moment of silence commemorating this tragedy.
During the moment of silence and silent prayer, Representatives reflected and held in their thoughts the families and friends of those lost that day.
The House also offered a resolution to commemorate the passing of 10 years.
These are opportunities to recognize that the grieving and healing process for the individuals and families who were injured and impacted by this tragedy remains an ongoing reality.
Additionally, to remember and stand with all the first responders and medical personnel who acted immediately and bravely to assist. Their actions to care for the hundreds injured saved countless lives and inspired the people of the City of Boston, the Commonwealth, and the nation.
Let us always remember the individuals who lost their lives, and express our profound condolences to their loved ones and honor the memories of:
Officer Sean Collier
Officer Dennis ‘DJ’ Simmonds
Find the language to the signed resolution, below:
WHEREAS, the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings tragically altered the lives of many on April 15, 2013 when at approximately 2:49 p.m., an act of terrorism occurred near the Finish Line and took the lives of three innocent individuals, and left hundreds more injured; and
WHEREAS, while ten years have passed since this appalling attack, the grieving period for the families and friends of those lost that day continues, and the healing process for the individuals and families who were injured and impacted by this tragedy remains an on-going reality and remember the individuals who tragically lost their lives and express our profound condolences to their loved ones and honor the memories of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Officer Sean Collier, and Officer Dennis ‘DJ’ Simmonds; and
WHEREAS, in the aftermath of the deadly attacks that occurred on April 15, 2013, we witnessed the incredible bravery, dedication, professionalism, and sacrifice of so many including first responders, law enforcement officers, EMS, the Massachusetts National Guard, hospital employees, health care providers, volunteers, and citizen heroes who responded immediately to the attacks and bravely risked their lives to provide critical aid to those injured, and whose actions saved countless lives and will not be forgotten; and
WHEREAS, on the day of the bombings, the medical personnel near the Finish Line swiftly treated patients at the scene, established triage and treatment groups, and ensured the transport of all critically injured patients to area hospitals. Although many patients sustained grave injuries, every patient who was transported to area hospitals survived, and we are forever grateful for their preparedness and response; and
WHEREAS, the House of Representatives and citizens of the Commonwealth will never forget the tragedy of April 15, 2013, nor lose sight of our shared determination to recover, rebuild and reclaim our City and our Commonwealth as a place of pride and strength, and healing and peace, after witnessing the enormous strength, courage, and resilience of those wounded in the attack as they worked tirelessly to physically and mentally recover and rebuild their lives, and as they continue to inspire individuals and families across the Commonwealth and the world; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Members if the Massachusetts House of Representatives hereby commemorates the ten-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings and extend their deepest gratitude to those who prepared for the unimaginable, aided the injured, and restored our strength, and express our deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives in this attack, and to those who suffered injuries on April 15, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, that a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the Clerk of the House of Representatives to Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals, Boston EMS, Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, Massachusetts State Police, Boston EMTs, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Boston Public Health Commission and the Lawlor Medical Intelligence Center, The One Fund, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, City of Boston Mayor Wu, Governor Maura Healey, the Boylston Street Families of Survivors, and the Boston Athletic Association