Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

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Boston Marathon bombing survivor Marc Fucarile, seated, talks to his son Gavin, 6, as Carlos Arredondo (wearing cowboy hat) stands behind them, at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Saturday, April 12, 2014. At least 2000 people, including survivors and first-responders showed up to participate in a Sports Illustrated photo shoot to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the bombings. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh speaks to reporters at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The mayor joined a crowd that gathered for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, center, poses with first-responders, survivors and at least 2000 other people at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The crowd gathered for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Runners wait to cross Boylston Street after posing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Saturday, April 12, 2014. At least 2000 people gathered for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A member of the Sports Illustrated crew positions Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, center right, during a photo shoot at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The mayor, along with survivors, first-responders and at least 2000 other participants posed for a proposed cover photo to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Photographer Gregory Heisler, center right, sets up in front of a crowd gathered at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a proposed Sports Illustrated cover photo to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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By DENISE LAVOIE
Apr. 15, 2014 6:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) - The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Deval Patrick and former Mayor Tom Menino will be among the dignitaries expected to honor the victims Tuesday during a program at the Hynes Convention Center. Speakers also will include survivors of the bombing.

Between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence will be held at the marathon finish line, to mark the time and place where two bombs exploded on April 15, 2013.

Authorities say two brothers planned and orchestrated the attack and later shot and killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during an attempt to steal his gun. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died following a shootout with police several days after the bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and is awaiting trial. He faces the possibility of the death penalty.

The Tsarnaevs, ethnic Chechens who lived in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Dagestan region of Russia, settled in Cambridge, outside Boston, more than a decade ago after moving to the U.S. as children with their family.

Prosecutors have said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a hand-scrawled confession condemning U.S. actions in Muslim countries on the inside wall of a boat he was found hiding in following the police shootout.

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