Photos: Copley Square Marathon Memorial and Boston Public Library Memorial Exhibit

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.

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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.

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These memorial crosses are exhibited pretty much exactly as they were at the Copley Memorial

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Many runners left there shoes at the memorial to show the unity of the Boston running community.

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I love this particular image. This lyric from Grateful Dead’s Shakedown Street is just perfect.

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‘Lace up your shoes and run for those who can’t’

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Visitors were encouraged to write messages and hang them on the branches.

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This was a slide show of notes left at the memorial. The most touching were those left by children who so deeply felt for our city.

 

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