The explosions injured approximately 260 people and claimed 3 lives.
"As a community, we were put to the ultimate test by the events at last year's Boston Marathon," recalls Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, "but we rose to the occasion, turning to each other rather than against and showing the world what a strong community looks like. Though we all had our lives affected in profoundly different ways, this tribute will show the world again that we stand as one."
Not many have forgotten the terrible day and remember it like yesterday.
— Jeremy Rielley (@jrielley1406) April 14, 2014
The 118th Boston Marathon is scheduled for April 21st and the organizers at the Boston Athletic Association are expecting around 36,000 runners. That is 9,000 more than usual. One of the reasons for the rise in numbers is the 5,633 runners who were unable to finish the 2013 marathon because of the bombings. They have been guaranteed entry again and many are running as fundraising efforts for the victims.
— Nicole Smith (@nicoleesmith15) April 14, 2014
The picture above shows visitors looking at artifacts at an ongoing public exhibition. It has objects and mementos left at the makeshift memorials that emerged in the aftermath of the bombings. Notes and posters from memorials are also being shared with the public.
Remembering: Faces Of Boston Marathon (Photos)
The photo above shows the tattooed arm of photographer Chris Padgett, who recently completed a portrait project called Bled For Boston. He had tattoos done to remember the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon terror attacks.
— Julie (@MsIntervention) April 13, 2014
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