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Tribute in Boston for anniversary of bombings

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BOSTON (WKOW) -- Today marks one year since the Boston Marathon bombings changed the lives of runners, spectators, a city, and a nation.

Many tributes will be happening today, including a special one in Boston.  The city honored the victims and survivors of the attack.  Three people were killed, and more than 260 were injured.

There will be enormous amount of security when survivors walk to the finish line for a moment of silence at 2:49p.m. ET, the exact moment the first bomb went off.

Vice President Biden, the governor of Massachusetts, and the mayor of Boston will be there during the tribute and raise a flag at the finish line.

President Obama will be observing the anniversary with a moment of silence with his aides in the oval office at 2:49 p.m.

Not just in Boston, but people around the country, are paying their respect.  Some runners just completed a month-long relay from Los Angeles to Boston to raise money for those wounded.
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