Bergen County, NJ -04/15/2014
Thousands of people are gathering today in Boston to remember the three lives lost, and the countless number of people injured, a year ago in the horrific bombings that took place during the Boston Marathon. Anthony Amado of New Jersey remembers being at work and hearing the news of the bombings one year ago.
“We would never wish the devastation and pain we have experienced on any of you,” said Patrick Downes, who was among the many injured in the twin bombings at last year’s Boston Marathon. “However, we do wish that all of you, at some point in your lives, feel as loved as we have felt this last year. It has been the most humbling experience of our lives. We hope you feel all the emotion we feel when we say ‘thank you.’”
Patrick Downes had just gotten married prior to the marathon last year. Both Patrick and his wife lost a leg in the bombings.
Anthony Amado of New Jersey had many friends and family who were either running or spectating the marathon last year. “I was terrified when I heard the news. I was blessed to not have anyone close to me injured. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with those affected” said Anthony Amado.