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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Running for Boston — and America
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We also understand, though, that we cannot cower in fear. We must not –– cannot –– lock ourselves at home, hoping the terrorists will simply go away.

We must mourn the dead. We must aid the wounded. And we must pick ourselves up and carry on. The terrorists, who, at the heart of it, are seeking to steal the freedoms that we hold dear, attempt to instill fear in us to subjugate us, to bend us to their will. We cannot allow that to happen.

And that, in part, was why I ran the 5K Robbie’s Run in my hometown of Merrick last Sunday. And that’s why I will keep running races, big and small.

For Boston. For America.

Scott Brinton is senior editor of the Bellmore and Merrick Heralds and an adjunct professor at the Hofstra University Graduate Journalism Program. Comments? SBrinton@liherald.com or (516) 569-4000 ext. 203. Brinton’s profile and posts can be found at facebook.com/scottabrinton.

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bearclaw

Scott - do you really count running in a 5K in Merrick as an act of bravery and defiance against terrorism? Come back to earth. Think about all of the people who for 20 years or more have been commuting every day on the LIRR through Penn Station and then on the subway to work in offices in the Empire State Building, the Federal Building and Wall Street. That isn't heroic either, but it does take fortitude.

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