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Boston's Still Strong, 1 Year Later: See Why

Boston Strong Spirit Reflected on Social Media One Year After Bombing

Originally posted 04/15/2014 03:15PM

It started as a celebratory scene in Boston's Copley Square on April 15, 2013, as thousands gathered to cheer on runners crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon, a proud New England tradition for 117 years.

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Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later: Inspiring Stories of Perseverance

Boston Marathon Bombings One Year Later: 5 Inspiring Stories About Survivors

Originally posted 04/15/2014 12:15PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr A year ago on Tuesday, three lives were tragically ended and hundreds more changed forever when two powerful bombs exploded seconds apart near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

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Show Us How You're Staying Boston Strong

Show Us How You're Staying Boston Strong

Originally posted 04/15/2014 11:00AM

Whether you're wearing a Red Sox cap, Patriots jersey or Bruins gear, show us how you're standing by Boston today

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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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UpdatePosted 04/04/2014 03:00PM

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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