Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Will the date 'April 15th' now have September 11th-like connotations in Boston?

As tragic as the events of one year ago were, obviously they don't compare to what happened on 9/11/2001.  But it's the only appropriate frame of reference for me to use here.  After watching today's tribute, I've come to a realization:

The Marathon will forever be different from now on, that I already knew.  But as it always falls on a Monday, the date changes year to year.  It hadn't occurred to me that the 4/15 anniversary would also be a day of significance to remember.

April 15th is Jackie Robinson Day in the sports world (67 years ago today he played his first game).  It's income tax day as well.  It also happens to be my birthday.  None of these will be quite the same going forward.

Here's my record of the events as they transpired last April 15-19 (scroll down to the bottom of the page first to read them in chronological order, it's worth it), and David Ortiz's iconic address to the Fenway crowd on Sunday, 4/21/13.


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