Support the news
Today, a city pauses to remember and honor those killed and wounded by the attack on the Boston Marathon one year ago. It's the start of a week-long series of ceremonies and remembrances that will conclude next Monday, on Patriots Day, with the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.
Four names are very much at the center of today's ceremonies: Martin Richard, Krystal Campbell, Lu Lingzi and Sean Collier — who were killed a year ago. 260 other people — men, women and children — were injured, many of them seriously. 16 of them had limbs amputated.
At the Hynes Convention Center Tuesday afternoon, survivors, first responders and political leaders gathered to remember what happened one year ago. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, former Mayor Tom Menino and Vice President Joe Biden spoke. So did Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick — who talked about the strength of Boston's community.
Chris Peterson, admissions officer, teaching assistant, and researcher at MIT. He's also a long-time friend of the Richard Family and is running the Boston Marathon this year in Martin Richard's name. He tweets at @peteyreplies.
- "The first anniversary of the marathon attack has Anita Diamant thinking about the families of those who lost their lives."
- "The community will gather along Boylston Street this afternoon to honor those affected by last year's deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line."
- "It was clearly some kind of improvised explosive device. It was a pattern of injury that I could see from 20 feet away, that I had seen a thousand times in Iraq and Afghanistan."
This segment aired on April 15, 2014.
Support the news