The Red Sox honored the marathon bombing victims at the end of their victory parade on Saturday, Nov. 2. The team and many involved rode duck boats through the streets of the city and made a stop toward the end of their route at the Finish Line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. Yahoo! posted some amazing pictures from the touching tribute that had almost everyone in tears.
The duck boats came to a halt just before the Finish Line and the World Series trophy was placed on the painted ground that was covered by tragedy just 6 months ago.
The Red Sox bombing victims tribute was very moving. A "Boston 617 Strong" shirt was draped over the trophy while players Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jonny Gomes stood holding "617" T-shirts while singing "God Bless America" with everyone around. The players shook hands with the owners of nearby restaurants and shops who witnessed the tragic marathon bombings first hand. The owners were presented with the "617" jerseys held by the players.
The tribute lasted about 10 minutes and it was hard to switch gears from celebration to remembrance back to celebration but it was done tastefully and successfully.
The Red Sox kept the bombing victims in their hearts throughout the whole season and many believe that this team really came together to win for a city that was devastated but never broken. A city that will always be "Boston Strong."
© Effie Orfanides 2013