"We thought in this moment it was important show solidarity as caring human beings."
Early reports suggest at least one of the bombs used in yesterday's Boston Marathon attack was hidden in a garbage can. There's a case to be made for removing them all.
Locals on social media report a distinct lack of chaos, "just a feeling that everyone is focused."
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. have stepped up police presence on transit, at tourist attractions, and near hotels.
This is more true than ever in the digital age.
Modern-day militia activists have attempted to hold rallies on this holiday in recent years.
Though cell service is spotty, social media is connecting family members and friends.
Maps of where blasts occurred, the race course, the streets in question.