Rep. Peter Welch issued the below statement following today's events in Boston:
"My thoughts tonight are with local, state, and federal law enforcement officers and first responders in the Boston area. Over the last five days, they demonstrated enormous courage, professionalism, and perseverance. As usual, they did their job and they did it well.
"I know I join all Vermonters in continuing to pray for those who were killed and injured in this horrible series of events. And I am in awe of the resilience of the people of Boston -- a truly great American city."