The long, sad history of April 15th

As I sit here writing this post, the city-wide moment of silence has just ended, the Red Sox game has resumed and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sits in jail guilty on 30 charges and is awaiting sentencing. It is about 60 degrees outside and Aaron Hernandez just gotten to Walpole, his new home for the rest of his life.  I’m excited about the Spring, I’m heavy-hearted about the Marathon victims and I’m elated about next Monday. There is no doubt that April 15th will stay with me for the rest of my life, as I will remember where I was this day two years ago when those bombs went off, and again this year as the jury found Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder in the first degree. The past two years not-withstanding, April 15th is still a majorly historic and heavy day in American and World history. The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln was shot in the back of the head on April 14th, 1865 and passed away in the early hours of the morning on the 15th. Forty-seven years after the United States lost arguably its greatest leader, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and sunk on it’s maiden voyage, killing over 1,500 passengers and crew. April 15th is a day to remember just as much as a day to look ahead. A day to mourn and a day to get excited for whats to come. The spring will bring baseball, summer and concerts. We can’t help you with the baseball tickets but come to the Box Office and pick up your concert tickets today!  

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