This nightmare may be far from over, but now that the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, has been apprehended alive in Watertown, Massachusetts following a 24-hour-manhunt that left his older brother and first suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and MIT officer Sean Collier shot dead, the nation can at least begin to move toward healing with the comfort of knowing that justice is on its way to being served.
After the incredible heroism displayed by local, state and federal officers in the Boston suburb last night, President Barack Obama held a press conference at The White House, where he addressed the nation and commended the citizens of Boston for standing up in the face of terror and proving what a united, compassionate community they truly are.
Ch-ch-check out his powerful words (above).
According to the latest reports, Dzhokhar is still being treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, where he remains in serious condition from the wounds he sustained during the the manhunt.
After such a trying, horrific and terrifying week endured by so many, we can only hope and pray that authorities will be able to gather the information and answers they need to fill in the still very bewildering and heartbreaking pieces in this puzzle with no further difficulty than necessary, so we all can begin to move forward, stronger and more resilient than ever.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their friends and family, and all of those affected by this tragedy.
May we all keep standing strong together.