Boston: My City in Mourning
My heart is heavy given the horrific events that occurred during the Boston Marathon on Monday. I grew up just a few minutes outside of Boston and have spent my entire CPA career working in our great city. I also have attended the Boston Marathon many times, both as a spectator cheering for my daughter and as a participant. The spirit and character of Boston, and the patriotic pride of its residents, go back to the earliest days of our country. To see the streets of Boston, particularly those of which I have so many fond celebratory memories, attacked in such a way and during such a joyous moment of civic unity saddens me deeply. My heart goes out to the victims and their families as they try to find calm after this senseless act.
I know that my fellow CPAs are among those mourning on behalf of Boston. Keep Boston and those affected by this tragedy in your hearts and minds as we—all over the U.S.—rise above and move forward.
Richard J. Caturano, CPA, CGMA, Chairman of the Board of Directors, American Institute of CPAs.
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