Anniversary of the Boston Bombing
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|Tue, 04-15-2014 - 2:40pm|
As thousands gathered to mark the anniversary of a horror that shook the city, survivors and government leaders shared a unified message Tuesday: Boston is strong.
"We would never wish the devastation and pain we have experienced on any of you," said Patrick Downes, who was among the many injured in the twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon. "However, we do wish that all of you, at some point in your lives, feel as loved as we have felt this last year. It has been the most humbling experience of our lives. We hope you feel all the emotion we feel when we say 'thank you.'"
Downes was a newlywed at the time of the attack. He and his wife, Jessica Kensky, each lost a leg.