Skip to comments.Father mourns son, 8, killed at Marathon
Posted on 04/16/2013 11:13:12 AM PDT by ColofornianEdited on 04/16/2013 11:31:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The father of Martin William Richard today said he is trying to both grieve the death of his 8-year-old son, who was killed at the Boston Marathon bombings, and help his wife and daughter recover from injuries they suffered during the terrorist attack on Monday.
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What a beautiful little boy, obviously the monster who took his short life didn’t take note of his sign..RIP little fella
Right. Those monsters don’t give a rip.
They love death, blood and guts.
God bless this family. My heart aches for them.
Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven’s love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
and fly again.
Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far to beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forevermore
But hold this mem’ry bittersweet
Until we meet.
Fly, fly do not fear
Don’t waste a breath, don’t shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don’t wait for me
Above the universe you’ll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won’t forget
Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light
Written by: Jean-Jacques Goldman and Phil Galdston
Sung by: Celine Dion
It’s been one day. How about the media not put their microphones in people’s faces and let them grieve in private.
This is unspeakably sad!
They can’t help themselves. They are ghouls.
what does the sign read? i cannot make it out... :(
That made me cry...
what does the sign read? i cannot make it out... :(
“No more hurting people.” “Peace.”
“No more hurting people”
This is heartbreaking. I want the animal(s) who did this to suffer the same heartbreaking explosion....then when he has suffered awhile he can be put down like the savage he is. NO symphathy, no worrying WHY he did this....he is a sick terrorist who deserves the fate his innocent victims have suffered.
However, no one seems to grieve in private any more. That's why you see the highball candles with anything from flowers to teddy bears lining a street corner where someone lost their life.
the corrupt media can’t help themselves, they have ot look for anyone who could be called a hero, bring on so called experts on, bring shrinks asking how someone could do this , act surprised and keep saying how stunned and unsafe people feel bla bla
Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone felt that way.
Sadly, that is not the case. There is evil in the world, and it will always be with us.
I propose legislation that would make all marathons a “No Bomb Zone”
Me, too. I had been holding it in now for the 24 hours, but this put me over the edge. I would be sobbing audibly if I was not at work...
hearing Megyn Kelly keep talking about how can we explain this to kids, how we can let them know they’re safe, how can we get past this.
Is this woman insane, if the kids are old enough then tell them some bad people killed others, it happens every day, to hear the media act as if this country has never known violence is nuts.
I can’t even imagine people like Kelly , Carlson raising her kids, they are told about homosexuals and cross dressers but not that bad people are out there who hate us and want us dead.
How did we ever get past history and get to this point, spandex, helmets, knee pads and shoulder pads to ride a bicycle, let them think we live in a peaceful la la land. Never play dodgeball or eat no fat or sugar .
Way too many drama queens and most are these women like Kelly and Carlson and now they’re rubbing off on men who are turning girlie.
We’ve been lucky, compare to N Ireland which Boston had been supporting terrorists and giving money and guns to terrorists to use in mainland Britain and N.Ireland.
No death penalty in Massachusetts.
This would have to be made a Federal Crime = terrorist attack.
McVeigh went out of his way to make sure he killed lots of little children. He parked his truck directly in front of the Day-care center in the federal building in OKC.
I have a picture of a son I used to have, about that age, proudly holding up an art project he did for school. I tear up a bit when I look at the picture. But I’m at work so I mustn’t.
People in my area are still recovering from the last tragedy and then this happens AGAIN. Yesterday was supposed to be a day of remembrance. Instead we lose one more child and a bunch of others get their legs blown off. Many still in critical condition. This is it? This is what every day could be like from here on out? Just after people finished saying to their kids that it was rare and “[they] don’t have to worry. go to sleep.” ?
I don’t know what to say. If my job didn’t require it, I’d never act cheerful ever again. I’d rather never smile or ever enjoy anything ever again. There is not a damned thing to be happy about in this world!
That'll do it.
We could also remove ALL weapons from such areas -- even law-enforcement issued ones...(after all, they could fall into the wrong hands if either stolen or if we Ft. Hood "copycat" killers)
My heart is breaking for my countrymen... my heart is as hard as titanium for our enemies.
GOD bless this little boy... he sits with JESUS... and comfort his family and friends. Amen
“Its been one day. How about the media not put their microphones in peoples faces and let them grieve in private.”
How long did King Hussein of America wait before bringing Newtown victims’ families into his campaign?
My he be with the Angels!! RIP, young man!!
His wife and other child are maimed, and his son is dead...how does he have time to talk to media JACKALS???
And a ban on assault backpacks. Put an end to Pressure cooker violence.
Why do you criticize this poor man? His wife has shrapnel in her brain, his daughter had her leg amputated and his son is dead.
The reporters were staked out at his house when he came home from the hospital.
I can’t imagine what this family is going through.
WHO the HELL wants to talk to MEDIA when going thru this???? OMG!!
Actually, I’m surprised he didn’t spend the NIGHT at the Hospital!!
The media has been swarming Boston from all over the country. The poor man is probably still in shock and out of his mind with fear and grief. My heart goes out to him.
He’s coming to Boston Thursday.
“Actually, Im surprised he didnt spend the NIGHT at the Hospital!!”
Maybe he did but went home to shower and change.
The LAST thing I would want to do is talk to these JACKALS!!
Maybe, but I would hope that you might also understand that this man has experienced the worst that life offers. I know that you are the kind of person that can empathize with him, Ann.
Yes, that’s why I don’t understand why he would even talk to those HORRIBLE people when TIME IS PRECIOUS!!SOOOO Precious.
Why do you assume he directly talked with the media?
I mean, perhaps he did, but this article doesn't specify that.
Let's re-read the article again together, shall we? Paragraph 2 says: ...Bill Richard said in a statement released this afternoon.
Since when does a general statement that he could have dictated to a friend over the phone constitute talking directly to the media?
Now...jump down to paragraph 7: According to a Richard family spokesman...
This tells me that the father authorized some "family spokesman" to confirm or deny a few details related to this tragedy.
Any other assumptions you want to jump to?
I’m sure that he isn’t thinking as clearly as we are able to now, because we are so fortunate not to have experienced what he has. Surely, we can all find it in our hearts to understand his pain and pray for his recovery, and the recovery of those of his family who are still with us.
I PRAY for his family...what a HELL...but I wouldn’t talk to the press yet....
Thanks, Colofornian. That’s good to know.
I don’t know what I would do in this situation, and I hope that I never will. God bless you, dear. I know that you mean well.