“Dear Boston” a moving tribute to Marathon victims


BOSTON (WWLP) – In the days and weeks that followed the Marathon bombings one year ago, a makeshift memorial formed on Boylston Street in Copley Square.

It was filled with symbols of the marathon — sneakers, runner bibs, and medals; and also messages for the victims killed, the wounded survivors, and the first responders who saved lives.

The contents of that memorial have been organized into an exhibit at the Boston Public Library. “Dear Boston” gives the public a glimpse of the very start of the city’s resilient healing process and the inception of the “Boston Strong” spirit. The exhibit runs until May 11, and is part of the #BostonBetter project, a collaboration of museums, libraries, and archives offering a variety of ways to mark this anniversary.

22News reporter Juli McDonald traveled to the exhibit, and will give you a look at the meaningful artifacts, as part of 22News’ weeklong coverage of the 118th Running of the Boston Marathon, on-air, online, and on-the-go.

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