(John Lennon + Robert Fulghum have both been given credit for this quote. I am not sure who actually said it first but I like the message)
Today marks the two year anniversary of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. I wanted to take the time this morning to remember the survivors, those who lost their lives and their families. My thoughts are with them all.
Martin Richard, was an eight year old boy who lost his life that day. His message of spreading peace resonates with me. His family has started a wonderful foundation in his name. I made a donation this morning to this cause. I truly believe we all have the ability to make this world a better place. Wishing you a wonderful day…
The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc. was formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed during the April 15, 2013 bombings near the finish of the Boston Marathon.
In the days after the bombing, a photo of Martin holding a handmade poster that read “No more hurting people. Peace” went global and made many see Martin as a symbol of peace. Martin loved learning, sports and the world around him. He participated in the BAA Children’s Relay on Marathon weekend for three consecutive years, was a school “peacemaker,” and recognized at a young age that while we are all different, we are all the same. The way Martin saw the world, anything was possible.
His parents, Bill and Denise determined it was fitting that the foundation should honor Martin’s message of peace by investing in education, athletics and community.
The mission of Martin’s foundation is simple: The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation honors Martin’s message of “No more hurting people. Peace” by investing in education, athletics and community. To donate, click here.”