The 2014 Boston Marathon is still a week away, but the activity on Boylston Street will start Tuesday with a special ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of last year’s attacks.
“On April 15, we recall the courage, compassion, and commitment of our great city and its people,” Boston mayor Marty Walsh said in a February statement. “Through this event, Boston again stands as one: paying tribute to all those affected by last year’s events and once again showing the world that Boston’s spirit of resiliency lives on.”
Walsh, Gov. Deval Patrick, former mayor Tom Menino and vice president Joe Biden are all scheduled to speak at the event, which will include a moment of silence for the victims at 2:49 p.m., the time of the bombing that killed three people at the marathon finish line last year.
In preparation for the ceremony, the marathon finish line received a fresh coat of paint. Check it out in the photo below.
The official finish line has been set in advance to tomorrow's tribute. http://t.co/SRxdszhy5O—
Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 14, 2014
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