Eight-year-old Martin Richard, the first of three victims in yesterday’s Boston Marathon attack to be identified, hoped for a world where what happened to him wouldn’t happen to anyone, ever.
An image of Martin was posted to Lucia Brawley’s Facebook page earlier today, showing the little boy holding up a poster he had made in class:
This is Martin, 8. He died in the Boston bombing yesterday. He was at the finish line with his family, waiting for his dad to cross. His mother and little sister were catastrophically injured. He was the student of our dear friend, Rachel Moo. His message resonates powerfully today. My prayer is that we all live by Martin's words, paying tribute to his too-brief, but immeasurably valuable life by following his example.
Boston.com reports that the poster was prepared for a march at Dorchester City Hall last May, when Rachel Moo’s second-grade class at Neighborhood House Charter School prepared posters for a “stop the violence” rally.
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