Writes Lucia Brawley:
This is Martin, 8. He died in the Boston bombing yesterday. He was at the finish line with his family, waiting for his dad to cross. His mother and little sister were catastrophically injured. He was the student of our dear friend, Rachel Moo. His message resonates powerfully today. My prayer is that we all live by Martin's words, paying tribute to his too-brief, but immeasurably valuable life by following his example.
Related Off-site Links:
Boston Marathon a "Horrifying Scene" After Twin Blasts Kill 3 and Leave Scores Maimed, Wounded – Democracy Now! (April 16, 2012).
Martin Richard Dead: Boy, 8, Dies in Explosion at Boston Marathon – The Huffington Post (April 16, 2013).
8-Year-Old Marathon Victim’s Mother, Sister Severely Injured – Holly Bailey (Yahoo! News, April 16, 2013).
Carlos Arredondo, Cowboy Hat-Wearing Hero of Boston Bombings, is Famed Peace Activist – Taylor Berman (Gawker, April 16, 2013).
Jeff Bauman Jr., Injured Man in Associated Press Photo, Got Both Legs Amputated: Dad – Huffington Post (April 16, 2013).
Boston Marathon Explosion Video Footage (Warning: Graphic Images) – The Huffington Post (April 15, 2013).
"Like a War Scene": From the Streets to Hospitals, Witnesses and Medics Rushed to Help Bombing Victims – Democracy Now! (April 16, 2013).
Gay Bostonians React to Bombing – Michelle Garcia (The Advocate, April 16, 2013).
The Boston Bombing Produces Familiar and Revealing Reactions – Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian, April 16, 2013).
How I Hope to Remember My First Boston Marathon – Brian Keaney (Millennial, April 16, 2013).
The Boston Marathon Bombings and U.S. Drone Attacks: A Tale of Two Terrorisms – Earth First News (April 16, 2013).
Officials: Bomb Suspect Identified, But No Arrest – Liz Goodwin and Jason Sickles (Yahoo! News, April 17, 2013).
The Saudi Marathon Man – Amy Davidson (The New Yorker, April 17, 2013).
Let’s Hope the Boston Marathon Bomber is a White American – David Sirota (Salon, April 17, 2013).
The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink – Norman Solomon (Common Dreams, April 17, 2013).
How the Gun Lobby Has Already Blocked Boston’s Bombing Investigators – Frank Smyth (MSNBC, April 17, 2013).
Grief Without Borders – Robert C. Koehler (Common Dreams, April 18, 2013).
Boston Bombing Suspects? Authorities Seek IDs of Two Men Seen on Video – Peter Grier (Christian Science Monitor, April 18, 2013).
FBI Releases Photos of Two Men Considered Suspects in Marathon Bombings – Jason Sickles (Yahoo! News, April 18, 2013).
Boston Bombing Suspect Killed in Shootout – Evan Perez, Jennifer Smith and Pervaiz Shallwani (The Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2013).
Boston Marathon Bomber Manhunt: One Suspect Dead, Second on the Run – Jason Sickles and Dylan Stableford (Yahoo! News, April 19, 2013).
Boston Bombing Suspects' Muslim Identity Provides No Clues to Motivation for Bombing – Jaweed Kaleem (Huffington Post, April 19, 2013).
Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Were Refugees from Brutal Chechen Conflict – Peter Finn, Carol D. Leonnig and Will Englund (The Washington Post, April 19, 2013).
BREAKING NEWS: Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Captured Alive – Jason Sickles and Liz Goodwin (Yahoo! News, April 19, 2013).