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Letters To The City of Boston

Almost immediately after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, letters began pouring into the Mayor’s Office from around the world. Often addressed to “The People of Boston” or beginning “Dear Boston,” these letters responded to the bombings and subsequent manhunt and often expressed solidarity, love, and hope for the city.

Nearly 2,000 letters were sent to the City of Boston from people from all over the world. The letters and cards have been scanned by Iron Mountain, a records management company which generously donated their time and resources, ensuring these letters can be accessible via Our Marathon's website to people all around the world. Our Marathon is adding new letters and messages to its archive every day.

Click here to see the Letters To The City of Boston presently in our collection.

Featured Letters

Letters From The International Community .

Letters From The United States .