Boston Commemorates the Bombing

kim kardashian

On Wednesday, survivors of the Boston bombings came together to commemorate those who were effected. The Boston Bombing took place two years ago and to commemorate people gathered together in silence as a church bell tolled.In the street people wept and hugged as the bells tolled, which were rung by survivor Tom Ralston. The bells began ringing at the same time the first bomb went off. The people were either wearing Boston Marathon gear or the “Boston Strong” shirts. Balloons and flowers were everywhere donning the Boston Marathon colors, blue and yellow.

Ralston told CBS News “It still feels like yesterday, to be honest,” said Aleksander Jonca, a Boston resident who ran the marathon in 2013 and plans to again this year. “Two years later, I feel like we’re still struggling to find the words to describe what happened that day.”

Banners were raised in the spots where the bombs went off and were raised by the families who had been effected. The day, known now as “One Boston Day,” was emotional and supportive of everyone else. There was a church that held an interfaith service to help people cope with what happened. The church had leaders for Christian, Jewish, and Muslim fates holding the service.

The Boston Bombings killed three people and severely injured 260 people. The youngest person killed was eight year old boy named Martin Richard. Richard’s sister had also lost a leg in the explosions as well, and his mother lost sight in one of her eyes. The other people who died in the bombings were Krystale Campbell, 29, and Lingzi Lui, 23, and Sean Collier was shot at close range days later.

The Boston Red Sox paused their game to commemorate the Boston Bombings, and survivor Jeff Bauman threw out the first pitch for the game. The residents of Boston also donated blood and helped clean up neighborhoods. The children wrote thank you notes to the police and firefighters of the city.

The anniversary follows the conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, who is the surviving bomber. The other bomber, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died in a shootout with the police. Tsarnaev is convicted of all charges against him and now he waits for his sentencing. He will either spend the rest of his life in prison or face the death penalty.

Photo: Facebook/Adam Koessler

 

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