BOSTON — “No more hurting people. Peace,” read the poster held by Martin Richard, the youngest life lost on Marathon Monday last year.
The image of the smiling, snaggletoothed 8-year-old boy accompanied by his message against violence stood in stark contrast to the twin explosions that killed three and injured an estimated 264 others on April 15, 2013.
Both friends of the Richard family and total strangers report being inspired by the photo, and some say the Richard family’s story caused them to lean on their own Catholic faith.
This Patriots Day, April 21, 100 people will run the Boston Marathon’s 26.2-mile course in honor of Martin. They are raising funds for the Martin W. Richard...READ MORE