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.
Authorities say two brothers planned and orchestrated the attack and later shot and killed a Massachusetts…
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