A Tale of Two Cities: Tragedy and Unity in Boston

On April 15, 2013 the meaning of one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting events was forever altered. At 2:50 in the afternoon, a pair of homemade bombs detonated in the heart of Boston, tearing apart concrete and steel as effectively as they did flesh and bone. A flash of orange light, a billow of smoke and the concussion of explosion heralded in the temporary reign of frightful chaos. In that instant countless lives were forever altered as broken glass mingled with spilled blood. However, that was the last thing that went according to plan for two tin pot terrorists.