The City of Melrose will host a tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Saturday, April 27 by celebrating residents who ran in the race, according to an announcement from the city.
"Although this was obviously a great tragedy, the terrorists also took away something from everyone who ran, which was the opportunity to be cheered and to be recognized for their tremendous achievement," Mayor Rob Dolan said in a statement. "We hope this will show that whoever did this will not deny these runners their moment."
The event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Clarence DeMar Memorial and the nearby Ell Pond gazebo, both on Main Street. A moment of silence will be held for the victims of the bombings, followed by an awards and recognition ceremony for the runners.