Boston Bombings: Brandon Reacts

Business owners and school community members react to the April 15 bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Readers are invited to share their prayers and thoughts.

Share your prayers, thoughts and concerns for those who were at the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15 when two explosions rocked the finish line, killing three and injuring scores.

See the reaction of area businesses and community organizations here and please add any of yours to the comments below.

The following comes from our Facebook News Feed:

Brandon Eagles Football: Our thoughts go out to the victims, and their families, harmed by today's horrible events in Boston. Thank you to the first responders across this great nation for their bravery and dedication to duty.

Everest University - Brandon: Today tragedy struck the annual Boston Marathon, which attracts more than 500,000 spectators and participants from all over the world. Our condolences go out to Boston and the families who lost loved ones, and our prayers go out to those who were injured.

Durant Cougar Football: From the Durant football family, coaches and players, we send out thoughts and prayers to the people affected in Boston!

Auto Works of Brandon: Our thoughts and prayers for the people and families affected in the Boston bombing.

The Crossing Church: Please join with us in praying for all those injured by the explosions at the #BostonMarathon.

Chick-fil-A: We are deeply saddened to hear of the events in Boston today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this terrible tragedy.

Genghis Grill: City of Boston and those affected who are near and far, our hearts and thoughts are with you.

Luna Blue - Tampa Bay rock cover band: Stay strong and be vigilant, Boston.

Clarke Automotive Systems: Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston.

The Brandon, Riverview and SouthShore Montessori Schools: Our prayers go out to those in Boston. Be strong; the world is with you.

Brandon Bikeworks: Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the events at the Boston Marathon.

Maria Maranda State Farm Insurance: Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of this horrific attack in Boston. God Bless America.

Tampa Bay Rays: We are all Bostonians today. We remember those lost, and keep those affected and their families in our thoughts. Thank you for your support of these efforts to remember those affected by yesterday's shocking events.

Magruder Agency: How quickly lives change. Prayers to the people in Boston.

La Septima Cafe: Our prayers go out all the victims of the Boston bombings.

Feed The Bay: Our hearts are heavy as the news comes out of Boston! We join the country in praying for the victims, families and runners!

Plato's Closet - Brandon, FL: Our thoughts and hearts go out to Boston and everyone impacted by yesterday's tragic events.

Panera Bread: Our thoughts are with all those affected by today’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon.


Write your own reactions or note to the victims of the Boston bombing by commenting beneath this story. 

Allison Bastin April 16, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Labor Finders, Brandon - Yesterday was a shock and a wake up call that we are never safe and that tragedy can strike at any time. Hold the ones you love tightly and tell them every day how much you love them. The sheer fear of the unknown yesterday, we can not imagine. Our prayers are with all who were there or who were affected by the actions of whomever had so little regard for life itself!


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