By Steve Tawa
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Memorial Day programming at the National Constitution Center included an opportunity for some patriotic karaoke — and a group of grade school students turned out to be “Boston Strong.”READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: How To Help Your Dog, Cat Get Through Fourth Of July Fireworks
There were slim pickins’ at the Karaoke Station until about 70 students from Dorchester, Boston’s largest neighborhood, saw the mic.
Sixth-grader Kaylee from the Murphy School thought about the differences between Boston and Philadelphia.
“Boston is about the revolution,” she said, “and Philadelphia is about how they wrote the Constitution.”
Murphy School Principal Karen Cahill said many of her students were affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: Body Found Tied Up, Shot Inside Trunk Of Burning Car In Fox Chase
“One of the people that got killed, Martin Richard, was a student who lived up the street from us and was friends with many of our kids.”
Cahill said many of the parents geared up to run the marathon in his honor.
“Just the whole idea of Memorial Day is special to our kids,” she said, “because their hearts have been hurt – they lost one of their own, at 8-years old.”
Another 12-year old, Veronica, said everyone was affected.
“It’s all about America,” she said, “and how brave everybody was, and stay strong.”MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Remainder Of Fourth Of July Weekend Looks Great