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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.

Message from a St. Louis nine year old

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings from a nine year old in St. Louis, Missouri. His message includes drawings of the logos for the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox, and states, "I am sorry about that horible [sic] bombs. It has hurt us all very much."

Cover Letter for Letters from North Park Elementary School

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

A third grade class from North Park Elementary School in Columbus, Nebraska, sends cards of sympathy to the City of Boston.

Card from a third grader at North Park Elementary School

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

The child writes, "I'm sorry of what happened to your city. But, I'm proud though becase, you ran the race. That's a long race to run. That's why I'm proud of you. I will be praying for you."

Card from a third grader of North Park Elementary School

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

The child writes, "We are thing of you and praying. We are so so sorry. We hope your city is healing."

Card from a third grader from North Park Elementary School

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

The child writes, "Boston Marathon Runners,

We are thinking of you. We hope you get better. I hope I can run in the maraton one day!"

Card from a third grader from North Park Elementary School

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

The child writes, "I am sory of what happened to your city. i hope this will never happen agian. Whoever did this was very rood. I hope you guys get better."

Card from a third grader from North Park Elementary School

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

The child includes a drawing of the "red socks" and includes a message, "Dear, Boston Marathon runners I'm sorry for what happen. I hope you guys get better. I hope one day I can run in your race. I wish you guys will feel better after you read…

Card from a third grader at North Park Elementary School

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

The child draws a representation of the starting line of the Boston Marathon, and of a person leaving a bomb next to a building.

The child writes on the other side of the card, "We are all so sad this happened...so we will try to make you…

Card from a third grader at North Park Elementary School

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

The child includes a drawing and a message for the runners:

"We are preying for you

We are sorry for you

hope you get better"