Three days after bombs shattered its most joyous day, Boston came together Thursday to seek comfort, honor the victims and, in the words of one minister, heal a city and a violence-weary world.
“I have no doubt you will run again. You will run again,” President Barack Obama told an interfaith prayer service, addressing runners who were maimed in the attack on the Boston Marathon. “Your resolve is the greatest rebuke to whoever committed this heinous act.”
To those who thought they could shake American resolve, Obama declared: “It should be pretty clear by now that they picked the wrong city to do it. Not here in Boston. Not here in Boston.”
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