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Bombing survivors remain "Boston strong"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:51

April 15 - Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings marked the anniversary with solemn memories, but also words of resilience. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Boston marked the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 264, on Tuesday with a memorial service featuring remarks by survivors of the attack. About 2,500 invited guests attended the memorial at Boston's Hynes Convention Center, just blocks from the race's finish line, where a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs detonated a year ago, ripping through the crowd of thousands of spectators. "We will always remember our guardian angels," said one of the survivors. Adrianne Haslet and her husband, Air Force Captain Adam Davis, were seriously injured in the Marathon bombings. Concluding her remarks, Haslet said she's learned that "something in your life, in anyone's life, can go horrifically, terribly wrong in a matter of seconds. Yet it is up to us to make every single second count after, because believe me, they do." The April 15, 2013, attacks, which federal prosecutors have blamed on a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers, killed Martin Richard, age 8, Krystle Campbell, age 29, and Chinese national Lu Lingzi, age 23. It was the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since the September 11, 2011 attacks that killed some 3,000 people. Three days after the bombings, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer, Sean Collier, 27, was shot dead by the same brothers, prosecutors said.

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Bombing survivors remain "Boston strong"

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 01:51