Menino Sends Letter to Newtown

A letter from Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino:

Dear Selectman Llodra,

On behalf of the people of Boston I thank you and the people of Newtown for sending me the banner filled with signatures and words of prayer and support. All of us were very moved by this kind and thoughtful gesture. As such, we have proudly displayed the banner in the lobby of Boston City Hall for all to see and appreciate.

In the aftermath of the attack at the Boston Marathon, our city has been flooded with offers of support and prayers from around the world. None of them, however, meant as much as the banner you sent from Newtown. You know the darkest depths of tragedy, but you also know that unity, resilience and strength allow us to triumph over terror. Your community has inspired and comforted ours as we remember those whose lives were senselessly taken and care for the survivors and their families.

Once again, I thank you for your generosity and kindness. Rest assured Boston and Newtown stand together, not just during tough days but for all days.


Thomas M. Menino
Mayor of Boston

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