Monday, April 22, 2013

Praying For Boston

Congressman Robert Hurt

Weekly Column 4/22/13


Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those in Boston as we mourn the loss of innocent lives, pray for recovery for those injured, and come together as a nation determined to bring those guilty to justice.  The terror we saw in Boston is a stark reminder of how precious the freedoms are that we hold so dear and how lucky we are to live in a country that does not tolerate such terror and hate.


The events in Boston reaffirm the importance of ensuring our national security officials have the proper resources to prevent and defend American citizens from future terrorist attacks. I thank all of our first responders for their bravery and concern at the time of the attack. And we commend our law enforcement for their service and relentless determination to apprehend the suspect so that justice may be served. Investigating links to terrorist extremists so that we may prevent future attacks is critical in the coming days and weeks, and we stand behind our military and intelligence officials who are working to do so.


Americans are a resilient people and from this we will only emerge stronger and more unified. Let us remember those lives lost at the Boston Marathon and send thoughts and prayers from Virginia’s 5th District to all those who were affected by this senseless act of terror.


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