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Watertown graduates salute those who helped town deal with bombing nightmare

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WATERTOWN — Watertown High School graduates were told to welcome the future, even with all of its uncertainties following the Boston Marathon bombings that shattered their town less than two months ago, during commencement ceremonies on Friday.

Valedictorian Aaron Siegel recognized “everyone who kept us safe” after the bombings and the ensuing manhunt, including doctors, first responders, and a MIT campus police officer “who responded to a routine call, only to have his life taken.”

Watertown found itself in the national spotlight during the massive manhunt for the suspects in the bombings that hit the Boston Marathon on April 15. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died during a shoot-out with police in the early hours of April 19.

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