Friday, July 6, 2018

David Ortiz Reflects On The 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing And Its Impact

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David Ortiz, in an interview with, reflected on his memories of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured more than 260 others. Said Oritz, "I never forget the bombing and how much it felt like my freedom could be in jeopardy. When you get scared to leave you house, that’s not freedom man. This country… I think being born outside of here gives me a clear view of how much freedom we have here. We are blessed so much. The people here protect us and keep us safe… even when some idiots wanna try some dumb stuff." Big Papi also reflected on what becoming a U.S. citizen meant to him, "Being an American citizen is a great honor. But I don’t want people to think of me differently, I’m a citizen just like everyone else. I pay my taxes too! (laughs) Being sworn in with my family right next to me was a day I never forget. I hope my kids learn that you can do anything if you work hard enough. All I can say is, I love my country [the DR] and will always be just a kid from Santo Domingo, but being able to live in America and experience the high and the low is a great honor." You can read the entire interview HERE.