On April 27, 2013 I went for a run that took me from Heartbreak Hill (where I was when I learned about the marathon bombings) to Copley Square in Boston and back. At Copley Square the group I was with took some time to look around at the memorial that was formed near the finish line as a tribute to the race, those who died or were injured in the attacks and to honor our city.
In June, the memorial was dismantled and everything was brought to the Boston City Archives for safe keeping. To mark the anniversary of the attack selected items have been displayed at a Boston Public Library exhibit, Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial. A week before the 2014 Boston Marathon a visited the exhibit.