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Feelings remain strong one year on

Posted: 15th April 2014 by Keith MacKenzie in bombs, boston marathon, culture

It’s kind of amazing how fast the time goes by. It doesn’t even feel like one full year has passed since the Boston Marathon bombings that rocked the United States and particularly the Boston area. It rocked my family too, us being somewhat close to the incident and – true to the spirit of six […]

On the day of the 9/11 attacks, I was on a plane from Budapest to Kyiv, Ukraine, where I started an internship for the United Nations Development Programme. My first duty in my new position, which began on Sept. 12, 2001, was to write a letter of condolences from the UN to the American Embassy.