"You've shown us, Boston, that in the face of evil, Americans will lift up what's good. In the face of cruelty, we will chose compassion. In the face of those who would visit death upon innocents, we will choose to save and to comfort and to heal. We'll choose friendship. We'll choose love...."
"....That's the message we send to those who carried this out and anyone who would do harm to our people. Yes, we will find you. And, yes, you will face justice. We will find you. We will hold you accountable. But more than that; our fidelity to our way of life -- to our free and open society -- will only grow stronger. For
God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but one of power and love and self-discipline."
-President Barack Obama
April 18, 2013
Answer these questions:
1. What do you remember from the news stories that would be an example of compassion?
2. What did people in Boston do to comfort and heal one another right after the bombings? What have people done in the days since Monday?
3. What have people in Boston and Massachusetts done since the bombings to show that we are not fearful and timid, and that we will always honor our free and open society?