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Cover letter for an enclosed set of letters from an English class at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter is from a high-school English teacher at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Florida. The teacher recounts the positive memories he has from living in Boston and how he has continually passed these stories onto his students. The teacher…

Letter of gratitude from a student from a Grade One Reading Group in Worcester, MA

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The student begins their letter with "Thank you [Boston Police Department] for all you do." The students hand-drawn pictures include a heart with the message "I love the Boston police!"

Letter of thanks from a student from a Grade One Reading Group in Worcester, MA

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The student begins their letter with "Thank you for always keep us safe! [sic]" and ends with "Thank you for your hard work." The students hand-drawn picture has large hearts and people holding hands.

Letter of gratitude from a student from a Grade One Reading Group

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The students letter contains the messages "Thank you for always keeping us safe!' and "Police are brave!" The student also includes hand-drawn pictures of police going about their "daily" routine.

Letter of thanks from a student from a Grade One Reading Group

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The students letter contains the messages "Thank you [Boston Police Department] for always keeping us safe." and "Thank you for all that you do." The student also includes a hand-drawn picture with large hearts and the message "You are the best!"

Letter of gratitude from a student from a Grade One Reading Group

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The student begins their letter with "Dear Boston Police, thank you for always keeping us safe!" The student also includes pictures of hearts, people holding hands, and police going about their "daily" routine.

Letters from Caddo Middle Magnet school

Digital copy of a letter sent to Mayor Menino and the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings from an American history teacher at Caddo Middle Magnet school in Shreveport, Louisiana. The letter states, "you give the students REAL heroes to look up to." Attached to this message is a letter from a Caddo Middle Magnet student,…

Letter from Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse, NY)

Digital copy of a letter sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The writer thanks the BPD for saving American lives, and wishes them luck and hope in finding the perpetrators.

Card from Stetsonville student

Digital copy of a card sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The student from Wausau, WI hopes everyone is ok and expresses relief that "the police found the guys who bomed the bomb."

Card to Boston from Stetsonville student

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The student hopes Boston is ok and asks Boston to consider what we would do without policemen.