Photos: Boston remembers those lost during the marathon bombings on One Boston Day

Some gathered at the memorial where the bombings took place.

Eight years have passed since three spectators and two police officers lost their lives due to the bombings near the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street.

The anniversary of the bombings, now known as One Boston Day, brought survivors to the memorial created to remember the victims lost – 8-year-old Martin Richard, 29 -year-old Krystle Campbell, and 23-year-old Lingzi Lu.

It’s also a memorial to the two police officers lost in the aftermath of the bombings – Sean Collier, an MIT police officer fatally shot by one of the suspects, and Boston police officer Dennis Simmonds, who died in 2014 due to injuries from a shootout in Watertown with the suspects.

To remember the tragedy of the day, people were asked to perform an act of kindness.

“I hope you’ll join us to spread kindness however you can, whether that means donating to a charity responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting a small business in your neighborhood, or checking in on an older neighbor,” Acting Mayor Kim Janey said in a statement.


Here are photos from the memorial as some survivors and runners came together to remember:

Jeff Schatz, left, and Will Belezos positioned a stencil as they painted the new Boston Marathon Finish Line on the 8-year anniversary of the Marathon bombing.

Christine Ainsworth, who ran the Boston Marathon in 2013 and was stopped along the route before getting to the finish line places her hand against the Boston Marathon Memorial to commemorate the 8-year anniversary of the 2013 bombing.

Boston Marathon survivor Paul Norden walked past the Boston Marathon Memorial after visiting the Finish Line on the 8-year anniversary of the 2013 Marathon bombing.


Boston Marathon Bombing survivor Sara Valverde Perez, center, embraced Susanna Hunter as she stood at the site of the bombing.

Joselyn Perez, of Methuen who was at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and survived the bombing embraced her mother, Sara Valverde Perez, who was hospitalized as a result of the bombing that day as her brother Yoelin Perez, who was not there that day reached in to embrace them both as church bells rang to mark the moment that the bombs went off 8 years ago.

At 2:49 p.m., City of Boston acting Mayor Kim Janey, far right, hosted a moment of silence marking the time of the first explosion at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 at the Congress Street flag poles outside Boston City Hall with the sound of bells coming from Faneuil Hall.


Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey and Gov. Charlie Baker lay a wreath at the Boston Marathon Memorial to commemorate the 8-year anniversary and pay tribute to the victims of the 2013 bombing.

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey and Governor Charlie Baker observe a moment of silence after laying a wreath at the Boston Marathon Memorial.

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