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? or (516) 569-4000 ext. 203. Brinton’s profile and posts can be found at

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