Red Sox Pay Tribute To Bombing Victims During World Series Parade
The Red Sox' World Series victory parade yesterday was a "poignant mix of rejoicing and remembrance," with "exuberant chants and cheers quieted noticeably as the procession paused in Copley Square at the Boston Marathon finish line." LF Jonny Gomes "climbed down from his duck boat with the World Series trophy, set it gently in the center of the finish line, and draped it in a 617 Boston Strong jersey" (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/3). Victims and first responders "were in attendance at Fenway Park before the duck boats got rolling." In a manner that "felt neither obligatory nor over the top, the Red Sox provided a perfect tribute at the finish line" (BOSTON HERALD, 11/3). An estimated two million people were in attendance (SBNATION.com, 11/2).
The BOSTON GLOBE ran special op-eds from notable New Englanders, with author Stephen King writing under the header, "Every Little Thing Turned Out All Right." U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power: "Red Sox Took On Determination Of Boston." Author Dennis Lehane, filmmaker Ken Burns and NPR's Bill Littlefiled also weighed in.