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Dorchester, Watertown Little League honors Boston Marathon victims and responders

Posted by Kristi Palma  April 29, 2013 11:23 AM

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At left: Brothers Andrew and James O'Connell visited a tribute on the field honoring Martin Richard during opening day of Little League baseball in Savin Hill, Dorchester. At right: Watertown firefighters draped an American flag from the top of the ladder truck during opening day at Casey Field in Watertown. Photo by Wendy Maeda/Globe staff; Kristi Palma/Boston.com staff

It was an emotional Little League opening day for families in Dorchester and Watertown during the weekend.

In Dorchester, folks paid tribute Boston Marathon bombing victim, Martin Richard, 8, who played for the Savin Hill Rangers. He wore No. 8, so the number 8 with his name and "Boston Strong" was printed on the McConnell Park field. See photos from the Savin Hill Little League opening day and read more about the Savin Hill tribute to Martin.

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Governor Deval Patrick attended both ceremonies.

In Dorchester, Patrick doled out hugs, showing his support. At Casey Field in Watertown, he thanked the police and community and signed autographs for Watertown kids while Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau, wearing a "Watertown Strong" shirt, looked on. (Photo: Kristi Palma/Boston.com staff)

Do you have a photo of your children showing Boston or Watertown pride? Please share it.

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