EVERETT, Wash. — A 78-year-old Washington state man running his third Boston Marathon was near the finish line when he was knocked down by one of two bomb blasts and caught in a news photograph that quickly went viral.
Bill Iffrig, of Lake Stevens, told The Herald of Everett that he heard a noise Monday and found himself on the ground.
"It was only 5 feet away from me," he said. "It was really loud." Read More
Cecelia Kauth’s father encouraged her to seize any opportunity that came along, and that lesson seemed more important than ever after he died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. “After what happened to my dad, I wanted to make a change,” said the upstate New York native. “I’m from a small town and it’s really homogenous, so I wanted something that would open my eyes.” Read More
It is impossible for any American of a certain age to think of Sept. 11, 2001, without recalling what they were doing and when they realized that the first airliner crashing into the World Trade Center was not a wayward Cessna. Only later did we learn it was the opening move in the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States. Read More
In case you needed a reminder, al Qaeda will gladly slaughter anyone who is not a Muslim and is not a big fan of women’s rights: Read More