Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

Apr 15, 2014 6:45 AM

BOSTON (AP) - Between 2:30 and 3 o'clock this afternoon, a flag-raising ceremony and a moment of silence will be held at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to mark the one-year anniversary of the explosions that killed three people and wounded dozens.

Today is a day of tributes, also honoring the first responders, medical personnel who helped the victims and the MIT police officer killed when one of the alleged bombers tried to steal his gun three days after the bombing attack.

A day of tributes is planned in Boston, where Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Deval Patrick and former Mayor Tom Menino will be among the dignitaries expected to honor the victims.

Speakers also will include survivors of the bombing.

There will be a private moment of silence at the White House.


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