As the year comes to an end we reflect on the biggest news stories of 2013. This year held everything from the death of a great leader to unfortunate tragedy. April 15th, 2013 tragedy hit when bombs went off right near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Two brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off these home made bombs killing 3 people and injuring an estimated 264 others.
“I work at Crown Ambulance as a paramedic so it really impacted a lot of the training that we do. It’s pretty scary to think that your just involved watching a marathon and then all of a sudden you know so many lives are at risk,” said Kris Bradstreet.
“I thought oh my God, here we go again,” added Lois Shaw.
“I think the biggest story of 2013 was the Treyvon Martin Shooting it stirred up a lot of controversy and I know in my family we were having tons of discussions and someone would be arguing one point and i’d be arguing another,” said Payge Woodward.
A jury acquitted former neighborhood watch man George Zimmerman of murdering unarmed Treyvon Martin.
South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela passed away this year at the age of 95. He will be remembered for teaching the world that you can transfer anger into hope. Normalee Chapman said, “I think he was a very caring person and I think it will effect a lot of people around because of how he cared about others.”
We can only guess what stories the new year will bring, but we can hope for a peaceful 2014. Remember these words spoken by Nelson Mandela, “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”