A Moment Of Silence At The White House
Pausing to Remember
For last year’s participants, Tuesday’s ceremony was an afterword to their memories of the tragic event. Read more.
A moment of silence was held at 2:49 p.m. ET to honor the victims of the Boston bombing.
Church bells ringing a the finish line of the Boston Marathon to mark one year since the bombing
Tribute procession approaching the finish line on Boylston Street
“I’ve never witnessed a tribute like this one,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “You have survived and you have soared, you are truly inspiring… Even though I’m not a Boston fan, I love you guys.”
Watch the end of Biden’s powerful speech: “America will never, ever stand down… We own the finish line.”
The Associated Press juxtaposed scenes from the marathon bombing and Boston, one year later. The healing of a city in pictures. See more.
Wreaths Placed On Explosion Sites
Massachusetts State Police and the Boston Fire Department stand guard over a commemorative wreath placed at the site of the second bombing on Boylston St.
President Obama’s Statement:
A year ago, tragedy struck at the 117th Boston Marathon. Four innocent people were killed that week, and hundreds more were wounded. Today, we remember Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard, and Sean Collier. And we send our thoughts and prayers to those still struggling to recover.
We also know that the most vivid images from that day were not of smoke and chaos, but of compassion, kindness and strength: A man in a cowboy hat helping a wounded stranger out of harm’s way; runners embracing loved ones, and each other; an EMT carrying a spectator to safety. Today, we recognize the incredible courage and leadership of so many Bostonians in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. And we offer our deepest gratitude to the courageous firefighters, police officers, medical professionals, runners and spectators who, in an instant, displayed the spirit Boston was built on – perseverance, freedom and love.
One year later, we also stand in awe of the men and women who continue to inspire us – learning to stand, walk, dance and run again. With each new step our country is moved by the resilience of a community and a city. And when the sun rises over Boylston Street next Monday – Patriot’s Day – hundreds of thousands will come together to show the world the meaning of Boston Strong as a city chooses to run again.
- Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order that dismantles many Obama era climate change regulations.
- The Republican chair of the House probe into Russia and Trump should step down after secretly meeting with a source at the White House, say top Democrats.
- The Trump White House has a habit of taking credit for business deals struck under Obama, as they did today with a Ford investment plan from 2015.
- The Scottish parliament has voted for an independence referendum that could result in Scotland leaving the UK.