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Tuesday Tribute Will Mark Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

April 15 event will honor all those affected by the bombings.

Mourners at the memorial at the finish line last April following the bombings. Patch File Photo
Mourners at the memorial at the finish line last April following the bombings. Patch File Photo
By Liz Taurasi

A tribute marking the one year anniversary of the April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings starts at noon Tuesday at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Thousands are expected to turn out to mark the anniversary and honor all affected by the bombings including those whose lives were lost, survivors and first responders. Featured speakers will represent families affected, medical staff who treated victims in the wake of the attacks, members of government agencies who responded to the bombings and civic leaders, as well as a flag-raising ceremony and a moment of silence.

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the bombings that killed four and injured hundreds more. The bombings kept the city and state on high alert for days while officials searched for suspects. That search ended four days later with a shootout in a Watertown neighborhood.

The Boston Athletic Association announced plans for this official tribute in February.

The tribute starts at noon. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Governor Deval Patrick, as well as former Boston Mayor Tom Menino for the ceremony.

The tribute will conclude with a flag-raising ceremony and a moment of silence at 2:30 p.m.

During the event, the Green Line trains will bypass and not stop at Copley Station between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The MBTA is encouraging riders to instead enter and exit the Green Line at Arlington and Hynes Convention Center Stations.
Julie the Jarhead April 14, 2014 at 01:12 PM
You can also take the Orange Line to the Back Bay T station. It's about a ten-minute walk to Copley Square.

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