One year later – still standing, still beautiful – Boston Strong

April 15th, 2014

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. On this solemn occasion, we remember those who were lost, continue to pray for (and applaud the strength of) those who were injured, and reflect on the events of the past year that have underscored the incredible strength of Boston—the city and the people.

The Semper Fi Fund and its Americas Fund Program remain forever changed and honored to play a small part in the recovery process of the Marathon Bombing survivors.

We were blessed to be with the survivors days after the bombing to provide hope and encouragement to the survivors and hospital staffs. These same SFF Boston mentors continue to communicate and stay in touch on a regular basis with our new Boston family.

From the early days of the recovery, through this year's anniversary and beyond, we remain committed to our survivors. Their strength and determination have inspired us all and we are forever grateful for the friendships we have gained over the past year.

To all who were affected by the Marathon Bombings: You remain in our thoughts and prayers, on this day, and always.

May you always remain Boston Strong!

Celeste Corcoran and her daughter Sydney visit site, return to the Boston Marathon Finish for the first time.

“I had never been back, and this was about reclaiming it. That finish line has been a negative space since the marathon. This was about reclaiming that space in a positive way. I chose to be there. I took back control.” -Celeste Corcoran, double amputee, survivor.