Column: Why can’t moments of national unity last?

Its name is the Boston Marathon, but in spirit, last week’s race certainly felt like America’s Marathon, didn’t it?

After the tragedy and terror of last year, when bomb blasts killed three people and injured hundreds, the connection people felt with the city of Boston and those affected by the senseless acts of violence was strong — Boston Strong.

That strength and resolve led to a vow, formed in the immediate aftermath of the devastation, to come back to the city for this year’s marathon.

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