One Year Later: Boston Marathon Survivors & Families Speak At Tribute

Boston Marathon anniversary

It is hard to believe that one year ago today the Boston Marathon bombings occurred and affected the lives of many. Today survivors, family members of the three bombing victims and ‘Boston Strong’ citizens gather at a tribute. One survivor said, “My wish is that we use this day not as just a day of remembrance, but a day of action. Let April 15th be a day when we all work together to make this world a better place.”

The day began with a wreath-laying ceremony on Tuesday morning at the site of the twin explosions where three lost their lives and more than 260 people were injured. The ceremony was attended by the families of the three bombing victims – Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell and Lu Lingzi — as well as relatives of Massachusetts Institute of Technology police Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the aftermath of the blasts.

Vice President Joe Biden, Patrick and former Mayor Tom Menino are expected to honor the victims later Tuesday.

Between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence will be held at the marathon finish line, to mark the time and place where two bombs exploded on April 15, 2013.

Stream the tribute HERE.

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