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Letter from Donald Reese, Mayor of New Castle, Delaware

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The mayor of New Castle, Delware writes to Mayor Menino to offer the support of his city. He tells of the long history of mutual aid and support between Boston and New Castle.

Letter from a blind poet from Florida

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. A blind poet from Hallandale, Florida sends a letter and a poem to the people of Boston. The poem begins by using Boston as an acronym and "concludes with my heartfelt love and prayers."

Letter from an 8th grader in Michigan

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 8th grader in Rockford, Michigan. The student expresses his gratitude for "all you and everyone else involved has done during this frightening period in America."

Card from the Presque Isle Academy in Onaway, Michigan

Digital copy of a card sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings from Presque Isle Academy in Onaway, Michigan. The card is signed by students and teachers, and states, "thinking of you with deepest sympathy."

Letter from a child in Mendon, Michigan

Digital copy of a message sent to Mayor Menino and the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings from a child in Mendon, Michigan. In the letter, the child suggests starting a fundraiser to "buy books, cards, board games, cross-words, word searches, sadokus [sic], etc" for survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Motivational letter from St. Louis resident with attached cover letter

Digital copy of two letters sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings from a citizen and motivational letter writer in St. Louis, Missouri. In a cover letter, the author mentions that he has written motivational letters of encouragement for survivors of tragedies in the past. In the motivational letter, he…

Letter from the Village of Broadwater, NE, to Mayor Menino

Digital copy of a letter sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

This letter is from a Village Trustee of Broadwater, Nebraska, to Mayor Menino. He writes that at the monthly board meeting, the Village Board adopted a proclamation encouraging citizens to support the city of Boston in any way possible. The…

Card from Brigantine, NJ

Digital copy of a card sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The card expresses sympathy for the people of Boston, and relates that the tragedy of Superstorm Sandy "is nothing as horrifying as your tragedy."

"Lady Boston" Print and Card

Digital copy of a print and card sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The print is titled "Lady Boston" and is enclosed in a card from the artist who made it. The card contains a note from the artist, who explains that his children went to college in Boston and he still has many friends in the city, which…

Letter from Voorhees Elementary School

Digital copy of a letter sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter introduces a collection of student letters, written by 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. The letter also explains that the students thought of a fundraiser called "Run for Boston," in which they ran laps of the school track to raise money for…