Posts Tagged ‘Boston Marathon’

One week ago today, I was driving out to Pittsburgh with three other writers, heading to the Frozen Four to cover college hockey’s national championship. There are a few different ways to get from Boston to Pittsburgh, but the road chosen by my GPS brought us through Newtown, Connecticut, and past signs for Sandy Hook. I remember thinking to myself that there was no way I’d ever be able to see those signs without thinking of the horrific tragedy that occurred there just four months ago.

Now I’m sitting here a week later, thinking the same kind of thoughts about Patriots’ Day. About the one day that is uniquely ours. The day that brings the entire city and state together. The day when we open our arms to people from around the country and around the world. The day that, for anyone who has ever experienced it in any capacity, is the best of the year.