Boston marks 5 years since marathon attack


Boston has marked the 5th anniversary of the deadly Boston marathon bombardments with solemn memories and charitable actions. Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker make wreaths early Sunday morning on site along Boylston Street, where two bombs killed three spectators – Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant manager, eight-year-old Martin Richard and Lu Lingzi, 23, a graduate student at Boston University – and met more than 260 others on April 15, 2013.

A wreath was laid by Baker in front of Marathon Sports as a bagpipe in the background. In another place, the family of victims Richard and Lingzi was comforted by Walsh when another wreath was placed where the second bomb passed by the Atlantic Fish Restaurant. Hundreds of quiet people gathered to see behind the barricades.

People left flower bouquets, handwritten notes, candles and stuffed toys.

Baker and Walsh addressed families and survivors at a private ceremony inside the public library in Boston. [19659003] "On April 15, 2013, our city changed forever, but in the past five years we have regained hope. We have regained the finish line, and Boston has emerged with a new strength, a resilience that is rooted in love, "said Walsh. 19659003] Jane and Henry Richard, siblings from the youngest victim of Martin, and members of the family foundation, also spoke.

Henry Richard urged them to listen to follow Martin's message of "choosing friendliness and doing more". The foundation of the family was founded in 2014 to connect young people with opportunities for volunteering and social engagement.

Lingzi's uncle, Sherman Yee, attended the ceremony and the private assembly. He said: "The family has been overwhelmed by love and support from all over the world." He called Lingzi an "extraordinary girl" who represented the youth who came to the United States from China to study.

"While she did not understand her dreams as she's family investing in youth through our foundation to keep her memory going."

Arreen Andrew from Boston said she was in the crowd across the post when it The first bomb went out in 2013.

"It was pure panic," she recalls. "Just this feeling of" No, that can not happen to us. "

Five years later, while the day is still a reminder of some painful memories, she said that it has also become a day about the relationships that have since been formed and" reformed and rebuilt our entire society. "[19659003] At 14.49, a city environment silence will be observed and the clock in Old South Church will be run to mark the moment five years ago until the day the first bomb exploded. Sunday is "One Boston Day" dedicated to blood drives and merit acts.

Security is tight to Monday's 122th round in the iconic race.



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