Thousands participate in Mother's Day Walk for Peace

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May 12, 2013, 12:53 pm
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(NECN: Brendan Monahan, Boston) - Boston's Dorchester neighborhood played host to the 17th annual Mother's Day Walk for Peace.

Approximately 10,000 people came out to participate, despite the gloomy weather and organizers' expectations for half that figure.

Just one month removed the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent violence, this year's walk was particularly meaningful for many of the people on hand.

"There's a huge issue of anger in our society, and I wanted to try to figure out a way to help kids grow up in a more peaceful and safe environment," said Scarlett Lewis, who lost her 6-year-old son, Jesse, in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last year.

For more from the walk in Dorchester, watch the attached video.

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