Rich Harwood on NPR's Tell Me More about the Boston Marathon Anniversary

A Year After Boston Marathon Bombing, How Does Public Grief Help?
NPR - Tell Me More
Host Michele Martin
April 15, 2014

It's been a year since a bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured hundreds of others.

The tragedy brought a massive outpouring of grief and concern from all over the world, as people sent flowers, running shoes, messages, quilts and all kinds of tributes to Boston.

On why Rich Harwood believes the response to the Boston Marathon bombing has brought people together

There's something about us reconstituting our community, our sense of community. I think you have to remember that underlying all this, at least in the United States, is a deep yearning among Americans to come back into community life, to find a way to reconnect and re-engage with one another... And I think the response to the Boston bombing is one signal or one sign of that deep yearning and of people trying to make it real in their individual lives, but I think as importantly, in our collective lives.

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