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Last April, terrorists detonated homemade bombs near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon, killing three innocent people and maiming hundreds of others.
It was a horrible tragedy, and at first the city was terrified. However, it didn’t take long for the mourning and terror to unite the people of Boston and make them stronger than ever. And as the 118th Boston Marathon and the one-year anniversary of the bombing approaches, it’s the city’s strength and perseverance that will take center stage while the world remembers the victims.
That’s certainly the focal point of this moving video by Boston-based marketing photographer J.J. Miller.
Take a look:
Goosebumps? Yeah, that’s the point.
Here is Miller’s description of what he was trying to do:
The memory of last year’s heinous and senseless act will not shy runners or spectators from celebrating this annual sporting event that welcomes participants from all over the world… In pain we found love. We grieved together and chose friendship over hate. We honor the brave men and women who tirelessly worked in the days after the bombings. This short video is dedicated to the great city of Boston and its people, and especially to the victims Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lingzi Lu, as well as to MIT Police Officer Sean Collier who died in the line of duty. They messed with the wrong city. We choose to be Boston Strong and WE WILL RUN.
The fact that this video is going (or has already gone) viral is certainly going to provide some good press for J.J. Miller, so it’s not like he’s getting nothing out of it. Still, you have to give the guy credit for making such a touching tribute.
Circle April 21, 2014 on your calendars. It should be a pretty special day.