One moment sums up the festivities in Boston on Saturday: Amid screams and cheering crowds dressed in red, the
Much like the day itself, the image -- shared hundreds of times on social media sites -- was bittersweet, as Bostonians celebrated the Red Sox World Series win and also reflected on the tragedy that rattled the city in April.
Three people were killed in the
In a much needed pick-me-up, the Red Sox beat the
So on Saturday, the streets were flooded with people cheering on the city's baseball team. The parade began in Fenway Park, where Massachusetts Gov.
To the bombing survivors who were invited to the ceremony, he said, "Thank you for your strength," the Globe reported.
From the park, a caravan of Red Sox players in duck boats drove through the city and ended up in the Charles River. Confetti fluttered through the air, fans screamed on the streets and held up colorful signs. Players waved and shouted back and some, like outfielder,
The Red Sox gave a city wounded by the attacks a reason for celebration. Boston, though, didn't use the win to forget what happened in April, but instead to remember.
Red Sox slugger
Throughout the day,
was filled with messages both remembering the bombings six months ago and also cheering on the Red Sox. The tweets all had one thing in common: Their city is Boston Strong.