Via US Embassy Ottawa:
Ambassador David Jacobson thanked hundreds of walkers who made their way to the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa in solidarity with the people of Boston on the one week anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Under a blue sky, people walked from Parliament Hill to remember those lost in Boston and to celebrate the enduring human spirit we have witnessed over the last week.
Organized by Phil Marsh of the Running Room and John Halvorsen of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, and supported by several Federal Members of Parliament, the event brought folks from every corner of Ottawa to offer condolences to the U.S. Ambassador and to the American people. Walkers also brought used shoes to tie to the Embassy fence as a symbolic gesture. The shoes will be donated to the Ottawa Mission.
On Sunday, April 21st, Quebec City showed its solidarity with the people of Boston in the wake of the Boston Marathon attacks by hosting a “Run for Boston”.
That is such a wonderful gesture of solidarity.
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