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Boston Strong: Moving Photos of the Marathon & Aftermath

Boston Strong: Moving Photos of the Marathon & Aftermath

Originally posted 04/16/2014 11:25AM

One year later, remembering the day's heroes, tributes to the fallen and a city that won't let tragedy take it down

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Aerosmith's Tribute for the Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary: FIRST LOOK

Originally posted 04/11/2014 09:15AM

[YOUTUBE "oX2eA8QXhVk"] Almost a year has passed since the Boston Marathon bombings, and one of rock's legendary bands will pay tribute to the anniversary of the tragedy.

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Couple Injured in Boston Marathon Bombing Weds

Originally posted 04/04/2014 12:00PM



It may have been pouring rain in Asheville, N.C., on Friday, but underneath a tent filled with flowers it felt like the sun was shining.

That's because Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino, who were gravely injured in last April's Boston Marathon bombing, were standing together, exchanging vows in front of family and friends who at one time had worried this day might never come.

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: We're Getting Married on Friday!

Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: We're Getting Married on Friday!

Originally posted 04/03/2014 12:05PM

Please welcome back Rebekah Gregory! Rebekah and her fiancé, Pete DiMartino, will wed in Asheville, N.C., on April 4 in TheKnot.com's Dream Wedding. The two had been dating just over a year when they were both injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. In the midst of their recovery, Pete, 29, proposed, and the rest is becoming history. In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Rebekah, 26, is blogging for PEOPLE.com about her recovery, her relationship and the wedding planning process. Follow her on Twitter @rebekahmgregory and visit her Facebook inspiration page.

My wedding week is officially here and it feels like we have been going nonstop. So it's no surprise that it did not hit me until the other night that I am actually getting married. In just three days from now, I will vow to love one man for the rest of my life – whoa, that's a pretty big deal, right?!

I guess it's typical for all brides to reflect back on their lives a little bit during this time. And man, if you told me a year ago that I would be on my way to Asheville, N.C., to get hitched right now I would've sent you to a loony bin. But that's the funny thing about life: You never can tell what it's going to throw at you. And I have to say, it's been a wild ride – but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: What the Upcoming Anniversary Means to Me

Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: What the Upcoming Anniversary Means to Me

Originally posted 03/24/2014 05:00PM

Please welcome back Rebekah Gregory! Rebekah and her fiancé, Pete DiMartino, will wed in Asheville, N.C., on April 4 in TheKnot.com's Dream Wedding. The two had been dating just over a year when they were both injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. In the midst of their recovery, Pete, 29, proposed, and the rest is becoming history. In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Rebekah, 26, is blogging for PEOPLE.com about her recovery, her relationship and the wedding planning process. Follow her on Twitter @rebekahmgregory and visit her Facebook inspiration page.

Someone asked me the other day if April was going to be a hard month for Pete and me. With the anniversary of the bombing quickly approaching on the 15th, it's hard not to reflect back to the events that changed our lives just shy of one year ago.

Reporters are trying to get their stories. Bostonians are lining up tribute ceremonies for the survivors (I still refuse to call anyone a victim). And everyone is preparing to go back to the spot where our world literally blew up in front of our eyes.

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Boston Bombing Survivor Who Lost Both Legs Is Engaged and Becoming a Dad

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Jeff Bauman Is Engaged and Becoming a Dad

Originally posted 03/23/2014 06:45PM

A man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon bombings, then helped authorities identify the suspects, is engaged and an expectant father.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Who Lost Her Brother Gets a New Leg

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Who Lost Her Brother Gets a New Leg

Originally posted 03/22/2014 02:45PM

Jane Richard, who lost her brother Martin in the Boston Marathon bombing, is standing tall on a brand-new prosthetic leg.

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Boston Bombing Survivor Returns to Dance with Help of Prosthetic Leg

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, Boston Bombing Survivor, Performs for First Time Since Blast

Originally posted 03/20/2014 06:45PM

Despite losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year, a professional dancer is back on stage.

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: I've Got the Dress – and a New Perspective on Life

Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: I've Got the Dress – and a New Perspective on Life

Originally posted 03/17/2014 07:30PM

Please welcome back Rebekah Gregory! Rebekah and her fiancé, Pete DiMartino, will wed in Asheville, N.C., on April 4 in TheKnot.com's Dream Wedding. The two had been dating just over a year when they were both injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. In the midst of their recovery, Pete, 29, proposed, and the rest is becoming history. In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Rebekah, 26, is blogging for PEOPLE.com about her recovery, her relationship and the wedding planning process. Follow her on Twitter @rebekahmgregory and visit her Facebook inspiration page.

Last night as we were sitting on a plane coming home from visiting Pete's family in Rochester, N.Y., I found myself getting a little emotional.

On my right sat Pete whispering the occasional "I love you" into my ear, and holding tightly to my hand. On my other side was my 6-year-old son Noah, who kept kissing my cheek for no reason at all, telling me I was the "greatest mommy in the whole world." The longer I sat there looking at my two boys, the harder it was to hold back the tears. At that very moment, I was literally smack dab in the center of my entire world.

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Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: Meet My Bridesmaids!

Boston Marathon Bride-to-Be: Meet My Bridesmaids!

Originally posted 03/10/2014 07:30PM

Please welcome back Rebekah Gregory! Rebekah and her fiancé, Pete DiMartino, will wed in Asheville, N.C., on April 4 in TheKnot.com's Dream Wedding. The two had been dating just over a year when they were both injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. In the midst of their recovery, Pete, 29, proposed, and the rest is becoming history. In the weeks leading up to her wedding, Rebekah, 26, is blogging for PEOPLE.com about her recovery, her relationship and the wedding planning process. Follow her on Twitter @rebekahmgregory and visit her Facebook inspiration page.

Many people have called our story one of hope, something that gets them through their darkest days. The inspiration that we are able to give primarily comes from the continued support we receive from the people who love us most. That is something Pete and I will never take for granted. So with the vote being for the girls' dresses this week, I felt it only necessary to introduce you to the beautiful women that are by my side every day (not just on April 4): my bridesmaids.

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