Hillary Clinton reacts to Boston bombing
April 17th, 2013
10:59 PM ET
10 years ago

Hillary Clinton reacts to Boston bombing

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid tribute Wednesday to those who ran to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this week. In a speech at a Global Fund for Women anniversary gala in New York City, Clinton said such spirit of "volunteerism" is what "makes this country so unique."

"I've been obsessed the last few days as I'm sure a number of you have been about the terrible violence and loss of life and injury in Boston," she said. "Like so many Americans and those watching around the world, we saw ordinary citizens alongside first responders rushing into danger to help. It was a tragic terrible day, but it seemed to exemplify what Patriots Day really means, because we do better when we work together. Women and men, all of us across every line that is used to divide us.

"It is important that as our hearts go out and as our support for people who were affected in Boston that we remember what makes this country so unique: the sense of volunteerism. Whether it's responding to a disaster like we saw in the streets of Boston the other day, strangers were helping strangers, or whether it was this Global Fund."

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  1. Catmandew

    Couldn't have put it better myself Miss Clinton. And I agree we do our best when those lines aren't there don't we!

    April 17, 2013 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  2. nothing new here

    Well said.

    April 17, 2013 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  3. Matt Campbell

    Hill just announce that your running already, stop denying that you are running. I am sure that you will win in a landslide!

    April 18, 2013 12:12 am at 12:12 am |
  4. fernace

    We can find peace, acceptance & helpulness even in a dark day as Monday was! Mean, angry & devious people will be foiled again & face their jury, not of peers, but of humane, rational people who will condemn this cowardly act! Too bad we can't do the same w/the cowardly act of congress, today!!

    April 18, 2013 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  5. freedom

    Where was her heart going out for Ambassador Stevens – who was supposedly a friend of hers – and all she could say to honor his memory was – "what difference does it make?!" – how he died. Her sentiments about anything mean nothing.

    April 18, 2013 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  6. Palin Power

    Hillary would not been able to prevent this from happening if she was President. Only President Sarah Palin would have been able to prevent this tragedy from ever happening. Palin will easily PWN Hillary in 2016!

    April 18, 2013 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  7. Name Uche Agonsi

    Otherwise, what create more challenges to Americans are the expanding influence of money on their politicians & the short memories of public......how do you deal with negative lobbying & deliberate falsehoods on information peddling, vis-a-vis right of speech.

    April 18, 2013 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  8. Thomas

    She is in !

    April 18, 2013 04:28 am at 4:28 am |
  9. Gurgyl

    Very pathetic. My prayer to the people that hurt and my nation the USA. USA is the most beautiful nation on earth–it should not happen to THIS nation with beautiful people.

    April 18, 2013 05:49 am at 5:49 am |
  10. Name lynn

    Hillary Clinton has something to say about the bombing, or the former first lady saying she might run for the president sit, hillary is talking like a president to be.

    April 18, 2013 07:42 am at 7:42 am |