In the aftermath of the tragic Boston bombings, our thoughts and prayers are with the many victims and their families. Sadly, media images of this unthinkable act of terrorism haunt us all, also conjuring memories of September 11. A heightened awareness of national security has returned, somehow uniting the nation in this time of deep mourning.
Against this dark backdrop, after considerable thought, I am posting a few earlier photos from the Greater Boston area. These images are presented as a small, but sincere tribute to the bombing victims and the fine people of this truly historical American city. These scenes are from better days, an era we can only hope to recapture – at least in part – with the healing of time.
I’ve had the distinct pleasure of visiting Boston twice, both times on business travel and once with the company of our immediate family. During our extended family visit, we packed in lots of sightseeing: The Tall Ships in Boston Harbor, Boston Commons, Harvard, Salem and a Red Socks game at historic Fenway ballpark.
Greater Boston is home to many internationally recognized institutions, diverse cultures and wonderful neighborhood communities. Like every thriving urban center, Boston is so much more than a collection of civic gathering places and historical buildings. Boston’s institutions were created by dedicated citizens, all for the public good.
Considered to be strong and tough natured, the citizens of Boston built one of America’s world-class cities brick by brick and idea by idea – all through hard work and perseverance. Clearly, their tireless work has been guided by a strong sense of community, innovation and genuine collaboration.
In this quiet hour, the resilient human spirit offers the prospect of hope and restoration, both for the city of Boston and our great nation as a whole.
Marcus W. Reinkensmeyer
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