We will never forget the chaos, confusion, and sadness of April 15, 2013. Our hearts are forever with the city of Boston and all who were affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
While our colleagues across the media landscape are marking this first anniversary with tales of recovery, courage, and #BostonStrong, we wanted to look back at one specific moment, relating to music, in a way, that still sends chills down our spine. It brings back a lot of emotion.
Two days after the attacks on Boylston Street, as the city was still gripped by the tragic events and still making sense of what happened at the Marathon finish line, the Boston Bruins played the Buffalo Sabres at TD Garden.
Rene Rancourt opened with the National Anthem’s first few lines before the Garden crowd took over. Boston came together in many ways that week, and this was one of them.
This video remains one of the most inspirational things we’ve seen in a city brimming with inspiration over the past year.