Governor Says Vermont Ready to Assist

For Immediate Release
April 15, 2013

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement following today’s explosions in Boston:

“Our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured in today’s explosions in Boston. It is heartbreaking that what started out as a festive sporting event for thousands, including many Vermonters, turned into a tragedy. Vermont has offered any help needed to Massachusetts law enforcement in the aftermath of the blasts. We continue to closely monitor the situation, and are prepared to assist our neighbors in Massachusetts if asked.”

Woodstock Early Bird has determined by a review of the Boston Athletic Association web listing that 101 people identifying themselves as from Vermont were running in today’s Boston Marathon.

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  1. Posted by susan hanson on April 16, 2013 at 02:07

    I am originally from Boston born and Raised there. I have lived in Vermont 18 years now still have family living down in the Boston area. I was heart broken when I learned the city I grew up in had been savagely attacked by cowards. I pray for all the families those mourning a loved one, also those left horribly injured praying no more lose their lives in the coming days. Wishing them a quick and speedy recovery back to a full long healthy life. To The brave men and women those people who stepped in to help pure strangers they had never even met before today. I want to say thank you to all of you who helped someone they did not know today who ran into the face of terror. Also to the Boston Police, Firemen and Ambulance personal who put there own lives in danger to help those who could not help themselves. Thank you to all emergency service personal across the country for putting your lives on the line every single day! As Americans we Are strong there are so many honestly good people in this country yet there are a few amongst us who are truly evil seeds. Time Will heal we must never forget today and always be aware the treat of terrorism is very real.
    praying for Boston tonight
    Susan, Bill , Petey , Fred Hanson

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