After a nightmare week, Boston rested easy last night. The city's beloved Red Sox and and Bruins returned to action in their first games at home yesterday since the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon April 15. Before the start of the Red Sox game at Fenway Park, a truly moving video tribute, set to Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" was played. Watch it here:
And a surprise guest showed up after the 8th inning to lead Red Sox Nation in the singing of the park's anthem "Sweet Caroline." Watch here:
Today, the London Marathon, under heavy security, went off without a hitch. Purple ribbons were seen everywhere, tributes to the victims of the Boston Marathon. Before a minute's silence at the start of the marathon, event commentator Geoff Wightman urged athletes to "remember our friends and colleagues for whom a day of joy turned into a day of sadness."
Prince Harry mingled with the crowds and said he had never thought about canceling his visit following the bombings.
"It's fantastic, typically British," he said. "People are saying they haven't seen crowds like this for eight years around the route. It's remarkable to see."