There were numerous tributes Wednesday to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago. Survivors and family members came together along Boylston street at the sites where the two bombs exploded — killing three people and injuring more than 260 others.
And at the precise time that the first of the two bombs detonated, church bells tolled and the city came to a stop to observe a moment of silence.
Anthony Brooks was out on Boylston Street Wednesday talking to some people about the significance of this day.
On one hand, he says, it feels like this city is a long way from what happened two years ago. Along Bolyston Street, there's traffic and lots of people coming and going in the course of beautiful spring day. The viewing stands are already up for next week's race.
Yet, you can't escape reminders of what happened two years ago. We saw a team of police officers conducting what looked like a security sweep. And, we encountered a group of people from the Boston Convention Center, planting plants and flowers as a memorial to the victims of the bombing.
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This segment aired on April 15, 2015.