Mass. comes together in time of tragedy

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April 18, 2013, 6:43 pm
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(NECN: Katelyn Tivnan) - The entire Massachusetts community has come together in this time of tragedy. People are working hard to support one another and bring about a sense of normalcy after the bombings.

Flags around Worcester remain at half-staff Thursday. They are just a few of the public signs of support following Monday's tragic events. Others like this sign in the city also act as reminders of how much people care.

An emotional crowd sang the national anthem at the Boston Bruins game Thursday.

At the Worcester Sharks game, players and crowds observe a moment of silence.

“If you saw what happened with the Yankees and the Red Sox, if you're a baseball fan, this is unprecedented but I’m not surprised; this is how Americans react; this is what we're all about,” says Terry Nisi.

He and his wife say these simple acts of strength they're seeing are inspiring, but not surprising.

“Whoever did this, domestic or foreign, they don't understand America and what we're all about but they will.”

The couple sat at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Worcester as the interfaith vigil in Boston played on television.

Terry says he appreciates the sense of community that's being celebrated in this difficult time.

“God has not given us feeling of fear and timidity but one of power and love,” Obama said.

The President’s message was one of comfort and encouragement.

“Even when our heart aches we summon strength sometimes we didn't even know we had and we finish the race.”

In Boston and beyond, it's an example of people coming together to heal.

“I think it really shows support the US has in a time of tragedy and this certainly was a horrific event.”

Tags: Boston, Obama, Boston Bruins, Worcester, Boston Marathon, support, Katelyn Tivnan, Boston Marathon bombings, terry nisi, o'connor's restuarant
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