Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
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.

Rosa Evora, center, hugs a fellow participant in a cross country relay that began in March in California and ended at the Boston Marathon finish line in Boston, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Boston Marathon bombing survivors, family members and supporters joined the relay runners for the final half-block to the finish. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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, Gov. Deval Patrick and former Mayor Tom Menino are among the dignitaries expected to speak Tuesday during a program at the Hynes Convention Center. Survivors of the bombing also will participate.

Between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., 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. Tamerlan Tsarnaev died following a shootout with police. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is awaiting trial.


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