MTPC is heartbroken over the explosions at the Boston Marathon yesterday that took three lives and caused numerous injuries. Marathon Monday, also known as Patriots’ Day, is a day of pride and celebration in this city. At MTPC, we grieve for the individuals and families who are affected by this tragedy.
We are grateful to the first responders and all the community heroes who rushed toward the danger in order to save others. We are all so very lucky to have you protecting us, and we hold you dear in our hearts.
In particular, we are proud (though not surprised) to see Javier Pagan caught being a hero in this now-famous photo from the scene of the blast. Pagan, in uniform on the far right, is the Boston Police Department’s liaison to the LGBT community, and he has been a hero to us for years.
Photo by John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe
In times like this, we must respond to senseless hate and tragedy with love and community.