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www.wmfd.com - It's been one year since a pair of blasts exploded at the end of the iconic Boston Marathon and now, the city has begun to look forward, while honoring those who lost their lives and were injured last April. }}" />

   
 
 
Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Anniversary

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/15/2014

It's been one year since a pair of blasts exploded at the end of the iconic Boston Marathon. Now, the city has begun to look forward, while honoring those who lost their lives and were injured last April. Tory Dunnan is in Boston with the story. "This is definitely going to be a tough day for people here in Boston, on the one hand it's a chance for them to reflect and to prove how resilient the city has been," says CNN Reporter Tory Dunnan. "On the other hand, though, this happened just one year ago so it's still very much fresh on everyone's mind." It was a typical Boston Marathon, not that different from years past. That is, until 2:50 in the afternoon. "Something just blew up 'BOOM' scream." On April 15, a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line. Three people were killed. More than 200 others were injured. The survivors, the scars remain and the healing continues. "If I let myself go down that path of feeling incredibly sorry for myself, in the fetal position and crying, which I still have those days, if I stay there too long then I know he wins," says Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a bombing survivor. Right after the bombing, people from near and far placed sneakers and letters at a makeshift memorial. It became a place that truly defined what it meant to be "Boston Strong." Those very mementos, now on display for the one-year anniversary. "Boston is here, says Jennifer Fernandez, a Bostonian. "We're strong. We're still here. Nothing is going to come between us. We're still here fighting, still running the marathon." Signs the city is moving forward, the Boston Marathon's start and finish line got a face lift just this week. And the event is expected to bring thousands to the city, as a show of solidarity. "They can't keep us down, these kind of events, these terrorist acts that keep happening," says Sally Duval, a runner. "We need to rise above and prove that we're resilient and we're strong and that we can create something good out of something so awful." A city determined to heal, move on, and run on. "I'm thinking I'm glad I live in Boston," says Jennipher Ray, a Bostonian. "I'm glad the city came together the way it did and that love wins at the end of the day. Love wins every time." "The tribute will take place later this afternoon," says CNN's Tory Dunnan. "Vice President Joe Biden among those who's attending the tribute to honor those who were affected by the Boston bombing. Also happening today, there's going to be a moment of silence just before 2:50 in the afternoon. That will mark the exact time the first bomb went off last year."

   
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