Boston remembers tragic events

On April 15, 2013, a large group of runners were crossing the finish line of the annual Boston Marathon at 2:50 P.M. when the first pressure cooker bomb detonated and exploded.
Sixteen seconds later a second pressure cooker bomb went off 100 yards away; both bombs had been placed in trash cans.
Three people died in the Boston Marathon Bombing that day, and more than 260 people had been injured by the bombs. The three people who had died were eight year old Martin Richard, 29 year-old Krystle Campbell, and 23-year-old Lingzi Lu.
Many schools and shops were closed that day in honor of Patriot’s Day so many people had gathered on Boylston Street to cheer on the runners, making the scene even more horrific.
Immediately after the bombing, the search began for suspects that could have caused this great atrocity. It wasn’t long before a lead led the police to start looking for two men, Dzhokar Tsarnaev and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
While searching for the two brothers some questions were asked like were these lone acts of terrorism or were multiple people involved. This would not be answered until the brothers were found. A manhunt began and the Tsarnaev brothers were on the run.
While running authorities say the brothers shot a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police Officer Sean Collier while trying to steal his gun.
The suspects were then discovered in Watertown Massachusetts and a shootout occurred. During the shootout the older brother Tamerlan was killed and Dzhokar got away but was later discovered inside of a resident’s boat in the backyard. Dzhokar was taken into custody and is now awaiting his trial.
Even though it was a terrible day for people in Boston they proved to the world they could pick themselves back up. Bostonians showed that even though they had taken a severe blow to their city they would help each other get through this difficult time. A year later the people are still remembering these horrible events.
They are having a seven-day memorial for all of the victims. The events started Tuesday April 15th and will continue on until April 21st, which began this year’s Boston Marathon.          The families of people who died in the bombings laid wreaths at the site of the first explosion and then later at the site of the second explosion.
Lots of people gathered in the rain on Boylston Street on Tuesday to remember the victims of the Boston bombings.
According to Daily News, President Obama visited Boston after the bombings and said, “We carry on. We finish the race.”
Meanwhile, the mayor of Boston said according to The Guardian, “This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong.”  Even the local baseball team commemorated those affected by the tragedy. The Boston Red Sox held a 20 minute pregame ceremony that honored the victims of the Boston bombings, law enforcement, medical personnel, the runners, and the race volunteers before one of their games.
Boston has showed that even though the saddening acts of April 15th, 2013 the people will, stay strong and show the world that they can get back up.
Some of the victims are going out and helping others by showing how even though they might have lost a limb or were otherwise mentally or physically harmed, they can still live life to the fullest.
Before he died Martin Richard, the eight-year-old killed that day, said, “No more hurting people. Peace.” Even at a young age, he could tell violence was never the answer. The people of Boston are showing everyone how they agree with this and are trying to live life again. This year the 118th marathon proved to the world that Boston got back up and is ready to run.

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