What tops off spending a birthday weekend with family and friends? Spending Patriot’s day in Boston with my nephew Nick.

The beauty of living in the Fenway is the ability to take advantage of lining up for Red Sox tickets on a perfect spring day. The game was filled with action and the sun was warm. We finished with a 4-3 win, and the stadium quickly carried that energy to the marathon course.

While some things have changed around the annual race, the spirit of the day has remained the same. Runners come from all backgrounds and all countries and so do the spectators who cheer for all. Beginning in 2014, yellow daffodils have lined the route showing support for those whose lives dramatically changed in 2013. This town will continue to persist – it’s what we do best.