UMass Dartmouth holds ceremony honoring Boston Marathon bombing victims

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 9.0.115 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

September 21, 2013, 6:49 am
SHARE THIS POST
Print Article


(AP/NECN: Katelyn Tivnan, Dartmouth, Mass.) - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is holding a special ceremony to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
 
The Saturday ceremony coincides with International Peace Day and a cross country meet at the school.
 
University officials, students and others are planting a peace tree to honor not only those killed and injured in the April 15 explosions at the marathon's finish line, but also the police, firefighters and other first responders who rushed to the scene.
 
Three people were killed and more than 260 injured, including many who lost legs.
 
The surviving marathon bombing suspect was a student at UMass-Dartmouth.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Tags: Boston Marathon, Katelyn Tivnan, UMASS-Dartmouth, Boston Marathon bombing, Boston Strong
RELATED STORIES
COMMENTS
Many of 71-store supermarket chain's 25,000 employees urging shoppers to stay away until fired CEO Arthur T. Demoulas is replaced
Law enforcement officials are asking for public's help if they saw a female wearing these clothes, drawstring bag Sunday evening
MIT Officer Sean Collier was allegedly murdered by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects 4 days after the attack