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Letter of sympathy from the Brouard family about the Boston Marathon bombings

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The letter is from the Brouard family in France and expresses the families sympathy toward those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

Signs and Other Items at the Copley Square Memorial

Messages of support with hands of support banners and other items at the Copley Square Memorial for the 2013 Boston Marathon

After the first blast I walked...

After the first blast I walked out onto the balcony of the 5th floor of the office space we were having a marathon party at. Then within seconds the second bomb went off. The bomb blast went up it looked about 3 stories and out onto the street it seemed. I then saw what seemed like a dozen people down and one big heavy set guy in a sitting position…

The details are vivid yet hazy...

The details are vivid yet hazy and deafening yet silent. It's hard to process everything now, even a few days later. I was standing with my boyfriend and his roommate's family directly in front of Lord and Taylor, up front against the road-blocking barricades, internally complaining about how I wished we were on the other side of the road in the…

I was walking with my wife...

I was walking with my wife down Dartmouth St toward Boylston St when the explosions happened. After the second explosion we saw people running away from the finish line. First responders stated bringing patients toward the medical tent. Bystanders including myself and my wife started helping wounded patients into the medical tent.

We were finishing up a cocktail...

We were finishing up a cocktail at The Met when we saw people running from Boylston Street. We immediately left and ran over to see if we could do anything to help. Once we approached Dartmouth Street at Boylston, we saw people crying and it occurred to me our friend was running in the Marathon. I stayed by Boylston until I could locate my friend.…

I went to Copley Sq to...

I went to Copley Sq to meet friends who were at the Charlesmark hotel. Me and two of my friends mistakenly thought we could use the Copley subway to cross under Boylston St. We were wrong and ended up on the wrong side of Boylston St. We stepped into the lobby of Lord & Taylor to get out of the crowd and figure out what to do. We decided to walk…

Only 15-20 feet away, people all...

Only 15-20 feet away, people all around me hurt and maimed yet I was untouched. The sound of the first blast went right through me and I ducked behind the person standing next to me as particles of dust and metal and concrete and glass flew toward us. Walked in a daze wondering how or if I would ever find my friend, Lucy, who was expected to be…

I was on the patio of...

I was on the patio of the Atlantic Fish Company when the bombs hit. The second one just about 10 feet away. Somehow I managed to make it out with only a possible concussion and ears that are still hurting today. My boyfriend Dan and his friend Mike are 2 of the many heros that ran to help others. One of those being Martin. This experience will…

Had run 11 Boston Marathons since...

Had run 11 Boston Marathons since 2001, but decided to take this year off and cheer others on. Was standing on the corner of this raised stone treebox to get a better sightline above crowd on the ground in front of me. Alternately, was looking left up Boylston Street in hopes of spotting my cousin (a runner) coming through, and right down Boylston…