Hundreds Join Boston Vigils
Tearful crowds pay tribute to victims
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2013 3:13 AM CDT
Lizzie Lee, 56, of Lynwood, Wash., who was participating in her first Boston Marathon, holds a candle and a flower at Boston Common.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

(Newser) – Hundreds of people, many of them holding flowers and candles, joined a pair of vigils in Boston last night to honor victims of the marathon bombing. In Boston Common, dozens of National Guard troops stood watch over a vigil where the crowd joined in as a choir sung "Amazing Grace" and the "Star-Spangled Banner," the Boston Herald reports. Cloth banners bore messages including "We are Boston strong" and "Love destroys hate." In the Dorchester neighborhood, home of 8-year-old victim Martin Richard, hundreds more gathered for a tearful vigil where a parish priest described the boy as a "beautiful and gentle soul," reports USA Today.



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Rammrodd
Apr 17, 2013 6:43 AM CDT
Yeah, yeah; we all know the drill: flowers, balloons, teddy bears; a candle-light vigil; empty blather from politicians; then, Let The Healing Begin.