Day of tributes planned to mark anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

Global News

BOSTON – The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

Vice-President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino will be among the dignitaries expected to honour the victims Tuesday during a program at the Hynes Convention Center. Speakers at the event also will include survivors of the bombing.

Between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (1830 and 1900 GMT), 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.

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2 thoughts on “Day of tributes planned to mark anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing”

  1. Five months after the incident, there is another hero like Carlos Arrendondo: Makonnen Eyob, a man of Ethiopian origin. Eyob kept the injured victim alive.

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