A few dozen Arab Americans along with members of the Russian community gathered together for a candlelight vigil, Sunday evening at Caeser's Bay, to honor the victims of the Boston marathon explosions. Congressman Michael Grimm, Senator David Storobin, Abdo Almasmary, President of the Yemeni American Association of Bay Ridge, and Shaykh Abdulwahab Ziad from Michigan addressed the crowd assembled in delivering a message for peace and unity, honoring the American flag and praising the greatness of the United States of America.
12 year old Dawood Abdulwahab stole the show with a short but compassionate message of peace."Today is about what happened in Boston.. I pray for the people who died , and for the people who got injured to feel better," he said reading from a written paper. "I want to take a moment of peace, praying for the people who died or got injured."
"As long as we got young men like this, and young women," Congressman Grimm said holding on to 12 year old Abdulwahab, "then out future is bright, and love will always win over hate."