Our Unity

Almost immediately after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, letters began pouring into the Mayor’s office from around the world. Often addressed to “The People of Boston” or beginning “Dear Boston,” these letters responded to the bombings and often expressed solidarity, love, and hope for the city.
Nearly 2,000 letters were sent to the City of Boston and were collected by the Boston City Archives. The letters and cards were scanned by Iron Mountain, a records management company that generously donated their time and resources, ensuring that digital copies of these letters can remain accessible via Our Marathon's website. Iron Mountain and the Boston City Archives continue to provide secure storage for the physical items.