Wordless Wednesday: A Tribute to Our Great City, Boston {Linky}

We are still reeling from the tragedy at the Boston Marathon along with the rest of the country. Boston is our city, and it has been an integral part of our lives. As graduates of Boston College, my husband and I have been experiencing the marathon and all its glory since we were teenagers. I’ve even crossed the finish line myself a couple of times after doing 26.2 for the Jimmy Fund. Boston has been my home, my workplace, my grad school world, the scene of thousands of memories with friends and family, the birthplace of my babies… It has captured my heart ever since the first time I visited on a seventh grade field trip, and it has not let me down. I am only one of an uncountable number of people whose lives have been shaped by this great city. We grieve for those who were affected by this senseless tragedy, honor everyone who stepped up to be a hero, and pray for peace and strength.

I have hundreds of memories of Boston recorded on film, but here are a few favorites in honor of our beautiful city:

Boston College football games:
BC Football

Fun-filled Boston beach days:
Boston beach

Festivals by the harbor:
Boston harbor boats

Our city by the sea:
Boston Harbor

Seeing shows and experiencing Boston’s arts:
Boston shows

Teaching in Roxbury:
Boston students

Boston University graduation:

Fenway win

The Sox:

The JFK Museum:
JFK Museum

Watching Obama’s inauguration at the Old South Church:

My beloved students:

The Upward Bound program and teaching at BU:
Upward Bound

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  1. says

    Beautiful tribute, Charise. I used to go to the Boston Marathon every year with a fundraising group — so sad to think such a joyful, family-embracing event could be sullied like that. Thanks for the window into Boston — the city obviously holds a lot of good memories for you!
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  2. Tom Holehan says

    Lovely remembrances and photos, Charise. Thank you for sharing with the rest of the world. God bless Boston and her great people.


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