Posts Tagged ‘community’

The Weekly Photo Challenge topic this week is Community. As the year winds to a close and the snow falls outside, I reflected on the past year and decided to post pictures from an important event (and remind myself of warmer weather).

After the Boston Marathon bombings in April, people tied prayer flags to the wrought iron fence of the Arlington Street Church, down the street from the finish line where the bombings occurred. I was in the city of Boston in August and took these shots. It was very moving — an impressive demonstration of a sense of community.

Boston Marathon bombing rememberance

Prayer Flags at the Arlington Street Church in Boston

Prayer Flags at Arlington Street Church

An Outpouring of Prayers…

After the devastation of the bombing, Boston’s sense of community culminated in the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series with the slogan, “Boston Strong!”

The prayer flags were later painstakingly untied by volunteers with knitting needles. Some were saved for a memorial quilt and some were burned, so I’m glad I got to see them while they were there.

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Flag Bench in Wareham

Flag Bench in Wareham

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