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Sunday marks five years since Boston Marathon bombing

16 April 2018

A wreath was laid at the finish line of the Boston Marathon this Sunday morning to mark the anniversary of the deadly bombing five years ago.

Where a person of the ships burst at 2013 at the Boston 22, A wreath is displayed at the convention site in Boston. In a one other spot, the household of victims Martin Richard and Lü Lingzi had been comforted by Walsh as one other wreath was positioned the place the second bomb went off by the Atlantic Fish restaurant. Hundreds of silent people assembled to see behind barricades.

Individuals left bouquets of flowers, handwritten notes, candles and stuffed toys.

Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker addressed families and survivors at a private ceremony.

"On April 1-5, 2013, our city changed forever but within the past five decades, we have reclaimed hope".

The women's field features American contenders Molly Huddle, Jordan Hasay, Desiree Linden and reigning New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan.No US woman has won the Boston crown since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach in 1985, although Linden was second in 2011 and Hasay took third a year ago in her marathon debut as well as in Chicago.

"We have reclaimed the finish line and Boston has emerged with a new strength, a resilience rooted in love", said Mayor Walsh.

Jane and Henry Richard, siblings of the youngest victim Martin Richard, and members of the family's foundation, also spoke. The brother of youngest victim Martin Richard urged people to follow Martin's message of "choose kindness".

Lingzi's uncle, Sherman Yee, was current on the ceremony and personal gathering. He said, "The family has been 'overwhelmed by love and support from all over the world.'" He called Lingzi an "extraordinary girl" who represented the youth that come to the USA from China to study.

Arreen Andrew, of Boston, stated she was within the crowd throughout the stand when the primary bomb went off in 2013. "Only such a feeling of 'No, this cannot occur to us".

This year, the city of Boston observed a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. on Sunday as part of the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack. "And since that day in 2013, we have witnessed our community come together, determined and devoted that no one will ever take away our safety and our Boston Marathon".

Clark County Fire Department Captain Sean Truchard is gearing up for the race in Boston Monday.

Sunday marks five years since Boston Marathon bombing