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Tribute planned for Boston Marathon bomb victims

2013 ING New York City Marathon
BOSTON (AP) - The organizers of the Boston Marathon have announced plans for a tribute on the anniversary of the finish line bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260.

The Boston Athletic Association said Thursday the tribute to victims, survivors and first responders will be held April 15 at the Hynes Convention Center.

The tribute will be hosted jointly by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Gov. Deval Patrick in coordination with One Fund Boston, the charity set up to help victims.

The event will feature speakers representing families of those affected, medical staff who treated patients, responding government agencies and civic leaders. It will conclude with a flag-raising ceremony and brief moment of silence.

This year's race is scheduled for April 21.

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mary February 13 2014 at 7:43 PM

Would it be too much to ask that the Huff post put a picture of the BOSTON FINISH LINE NOT THE NYC MARATHON FINISH LINE. This is annoying in it's carelessness. It is not like there isn't plenty of file photos of Boston for goodness sake.

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paddleman1928 February 13 2014 at 5:19 PM

maybe we should have a tribute for the 100,000 people who DIE from PRESCRIPTION drug reactions EVERY year

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en4j February 13 2014 at 12:39 PM

can only wonder if this bombing took place in arizona, whether there would be any tribute, me thinks not, only liberal cities qualify for tributes and the liberal medias coverage, pretty pathetic

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sunklst February 13 2014 at 5:56 PM

I guess this just does not compare to what happened to Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and some of her constituants at that event where some were killed and others were seriously injured. Nah, the rest of the country never heard about that.

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Kevin February 13 2014 at 12:15 PM

Who cares!

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jkellas491 February 13 2014 at 10:55 AM

It is the Boston marathon. Your picture is the New York Marathon finish. They are not the same. Would run Boston, but not New York.

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snoopy February 13 2014 at 10:16 AM

You want to have a real tribute for them???? Exterminate the piece of garbage Dzhokhar Tsarnaev swiftly do not let him live with appeals/pleas/ACLU stepping in. Then you will have a real tribute & justice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mm5215 February 13 2014 at 1:16 PM

i agree

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