Today HEART 9/11’s thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, families and friends of those involved in yesterday’s tragic Boston Marathon Bombing. Once again we find ourselves faced with losses so horrific it is hard to comprehend. HEART 9/11 has full confidence that the law enforcement agencies involved will identify and bring to justice those who have committed this tragic event.

Tomorrow HEART 9/11 will remember the 18th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing – an attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. It was the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people. Please keep the surviving families in your thoughts and prayers.

We as Americans, must continue to stand strong. We must remember the thankless task our soldiers face each day in foreign lands. They are the ones who are putting their lives on the line for the rights we enjoy as Americans. We honor them by remaining vigilant.

We cannot change what happened, but we can try to make tomorrow better. Resiliency is contagious and we will survive to be stronger.

Bill Keegan

Founder/President HEART 9/11