Reflecting On Boston Bombing

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With the Boston Marathon underway this morning, southwestern Ontario residents are remembering last year’s tragedy.

“It’s a very sad thing that you can’t do something that’s meant to bring out friendly competition in people without it turning into an event that has to be commemorated in such a sad way,” says Karen Middleton.

Kevin Etherington says he’s just glad to see the Boston tradition continue today, despite last year’s bombing incident. “I’m happy because I don’t want to see one person’s act of terrorism to stop people from enjoying life.”

And although some people say the tragedy hasn’t affected their own frame of mind when attending large-scale events in the last year, others, like Brandon Sykes, say it’s been in the back of their minds. “I’ve just worried that someone would see that and try to mimic it at something else.”