Marathon victims, fallen firefighters honored at Red Sox ring ceremony

April 4, 2014, 2:03 pm
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(NECN) – The Boston Red Sox received their 2013 World Series rings during an emotional ceremony Friday featuring several Boston Marathon bombing victims and the families of those who were killed in the blast.

Family members of Krystle Campbell, Sean Collier and Martin Richard, along with MBTA Police Officer Dic Donahue and Carlos Arredondo, were among those who walked the championship rings in from leftfield and then took a few moments to shake hands and hug some of the Sox players.

After the Red Sox received their rings, members of the Boston Fire Department took the field as the team posted a message on the scoreboard saying, "We Salute the Firefighters of Engine 33 and Ladder 15." Boston Fire Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, who were killed in last week’s Back Bay fire, were also honored prior to the game.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh threw out the first pitch, accompanied by former Mayor Thomas Menino, Sox legends Pedro Martinez, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek and members of the Celtics, Bruins and Patriots championship-winning teams.

The ring presentation was part of the pre-game ceremony for Friday’s home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tags: red sox, Boston Fire Department, Boston Marathon
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