The first Boston Marathon after the bombings last year was a pleasure to watch. Feeling compelled to make my marathon spectating debut, my father, my son and I made the trek to Boston and were greeted by friendly, helpful people, who did everything possible to show the world that Boston is not only strong, but one big family.
From the desk clerks at the hotel, to many MBTA commuters, to several marathon spectators, to the Boston Police, everyone we met was in a great mood and nice beyond expectations.
The spirit of the marathon is about overcoming great challenges to accomplish something truly special. The City of Boston helped prove that when we dedicate ourselves to being nice to each other great things can happen.