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.
As the City reflects on the tragic events of this day in 2013, we keep those lost in our memories. For five years, we worked with the bombing victims’ families to commemorate the impact of that day. Our Marathon Markers were completed in 2019. Here is that story. #OneBostonDay pic.twitter.com/Hrk8P0cNb0
— City of Boston (@CityOfBoston) April 15, 2021
Here are photos from the memorial as some survivors and runners came together to remember:
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