In the abbreviated (read: censored) words of David Ortiz, "this is our city!" With everything going on, we want to add to Big Papi's words a little, if we may:
This is our city, and we can't wait to share it again with everyone.For the foreseeable future, in order to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the Old State House and Old South Meeting House will be closed to the public. Withstanding and eliminating COVID-19 is crucial to making Boston a place where we all can gather and celebrate again, and, perhaps ironically, we must stick together to help make this happen.
At the same, fighting for and protecting our voice and liberties is as important as ever. "The two city blocks connecting these national landmarks – Boston's Old State House and Old South Meeting House – are hallowed ground for our American tradition of protest," writes Nathaniel Shiedley from Revolutionary Spaces.
Shutting down this area during a time of protest is not unique to this era, and this cycle of history is interesting and important to the makeup of Boston. For more, check out Nathaniel Shiedley's piece over on Revolutionary Spaces.
Stay safe, and we will see you soon!