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"Boston Strong" but painful memories remain

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 - 01:41

April 15 - Boston shows resilience as they pay tribute to the three lives lost, and 264 people injured in the marathon bombings one year ago. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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A strong message of resilience echoed through Boston today. …One year after two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The attack killed three people and injured 264 others. Despite the horrific memories and somber tributes, the resounding message was loud and clear - "Boston remains Strong." (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, SAYING: "America will never, ever, ever stand down." In honor of the victims, some 2,500 people packed this convention center. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sent a heart-felt message to the survivors: (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, SAYING: "You've become the face of America's resolve. For the whole world to see." Some of these faces took to the stage, offering their condolences, memories and personal wisdom: (SOUNDBITE) (English) SURVIVOR, SAYING: "We will always remember our guardian angels." (SOUNDBITE) (English) SURVIVOR, ADRIANNE HASLET-DAVIS, SAYING: "I think of the lessons we have learned, and have had to re-learn, that no milestone is too small to celebrate. Even walking into a non-handicapped bathroom stall for the first time doing a happy dance." Like dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis who lost a leg, hundreds were physically and emotionally hurt by the April 15th attacks. While chaos broke out at the scene, Firefighters, first responders and ordinary citizens jumped in to help the wounded. Selfless acts, in the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since 9-11. But with the now-famous slogan - "Boston Strong" - the city will host the race again on April 21st under heightened security.

"Boston Strong" but painful memories remain

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 - 01:41

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