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Marathon Bombing Survivors Partake in Red Sox Opening Day

The two young siblings of Martin Richard, who was eight-years-old when he was killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, played major roles in the Red Sox home opener on Monday.

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The siblings of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, Martin Richard, played a significant role in helping kick-off Opening Day ceremonies at Fenway Park Monday afternoon.

Richard's 8-year-old sister Jane, who lost her leg in the attack, sang the National Anthem alongside a children's choir from Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. In addition, their brother Henry handed the ball to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Jane and Henry's brother Martin was just eight-years-old when he was killed in the bombing on April 15, 2013. Two others died and more than 260 people were wounded when twin pressure-cooker bombs packed with shrapnel exploded near the finish line.

The Red Sox won their home opener with a 9-4 victory over the Washington Nationals. 

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