(Boston, MA) -- President Obama claims the spirit of Boston and the broader U.S. is undaunted after Monday's deadly terrorist bombings. At an interfaith prayer service for the bombing victims, Obama noted that all Americans have been touched by the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. He said, "It's personal." Two blasts near the finish line left three people dead and more than 170 injured. The President said Boston's resolve is the greatest rebuke to those responsible for the bombings. The interfaith service took place at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino cited the strength and courage of his city in the tragedy's aftermath. He praised first responders and good Samaritans who rushed to the aid of victims. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick condemned the, quote, "cowardice unleashed on us." He said Boston and the USA cannot let darkness and hate triumph. A large number of dignitaries attended the service, including former Massachusetts Governor and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.