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The city of Boston will host a tribute on Tuesday, the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, to honor those affected by the events that day.
WHO: Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Deval L. Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Boston Athletic Association executive director Tom Grilk, One Fund Boston community, elected officials, first responders, medical staff and local business and community
WHERE: Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St.
DETAILS: The tribute will honor those affected by last year’s events, including those who lost lives, survivors and first responders. A formal flag-raising ceremony and brief moment of silence will take place between 2:30 and 3 p.m. at the Boston Marathon finish line. There will be no speaking program on Boylston Street.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
12:00-1:30 p.m.: Program inside the Hynes Convention Center, including speakers and musical performances.
2:30-3 p.m.: Flag raising ceremony and moment of silence at Marathon finish line