UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS DISASTER ANNIVERSARY
A bystander cries as families of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victims and public officials place a wreath at the site of the first bomb blast near the finish line in Boston, Massachusetts April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS DISASTER ANNIVERSARY) - RTR3LD4Z Brian Snyder/Reuters
Today's memorial events mark a year since the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013.
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Three people were killed and 264 more were wounded as runners streamed towards the finish line of last year's marathon. This year's Boston Marathon — the 118th — will be run on Monday.
Memorial events include speeches by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Gov. L. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, along with remarks by invited clergy and victims' family members. There will also be a performance by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.
At 2:35 p.m., there will be a moment of silence at the marathon finish line.
Included in the CBC News live stream coverage of the memorials to commemorate the bombing:
- 12 p.m. ET - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Governor L. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, emergency responders, and people wounded in last year's bombing attack at the Boston Marathon will attend a memorial ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the deadly blasts.
- 2:35 p.m. ET - A flag will be raised and a moment of silence will take place at the Boston Marathon finish line. Attendees include Biden, Patrick, Walsh, emergency responders, and people wounded in last year's bombing attacks.
- 2:49 p.m. ET - A moment of silence will be observed for the Boston bombing victims.
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