From Peoria, Illinois to Beijing, China
We All Stand Strong for Boston

Boston experienced an outpouring of support from around the country and around the world. Did your school or community honor the victims and survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings? Share it here. 

From Peoria, Illinois to Beijing, China

We All Stand Strong for Boston

Boston experienced an outpouring of support from around the country and around the world. Did your school or community honor the victims and survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings? Share it here

The One Run for Boston Relay finished in Copley on June 30, 2013. Participants used Pongr to share photos from the cross-country relay. This image was from Ellen P., who captured a banner commemorating Martin Richard at the Copley Square Memorial. 
Did you participate in the One Run for Boston Relay or the OneRun for runners who could not finish the 2013 Boston Marathon? Share you stories, your photos, or social media posts here. 
Remember: there is no story too small!

The One Run for Boston Relay finished in Copley on June 30, 2013. Participants used Pongr to share photos from the cross-country relay. This image was from Ellen P., who captured a banner commemorating Martin Richard at the Copley Square Memorial. 

Did you participate in the One Run for Boston Relay or the OneRun for runners who could not finish the 2013 Boston Marathon? Share you stories, your photos, or social media posts here

Remember: there is no story too small!

Elizabeth Hopwood submitted her photos from the Copley Square Memorial to the Our Marathon archive This particular image features a close-up of some of the signatures written on the banner at the Copley Square Temporary Memorial. The memorial featured a collection of well-wishes and messages of sympathy, hope, and strength. 
Did you take photos at the Copley Square Memorial? Share them here. 

Elizabeth Hopwood submitted her photos from the Copley Square Memorial to the Our Marathon archive This particular image features a close-up of some of the signatures written on the banner at the Copley Square Temporary Memorial. The memorial featured a collection of well-wishes and messages of sympathy, hope, and strength. 

Did you take photos at the Copley Square Memorial? Share them here

A painting from Letters from Cedar Ridge High School series in the Letters to the City of Boston Collection. 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center team left this poster at the Copley Square Memorial.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center team left this poster at the Copley Square Memorial.


Letters sent to the City of Boston from pre-K and third grade students at the International School of Kenya. This drawing features a candle, a sun, and plants.

Did your class make drawings or write poems for the City of Boston after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings? Share them here. 

Letters sent to the City of Boston from pre-K and third grade students at the International School of Kenya. This drawing features a candle, a sun, and plants.

Did your class make drawings or write poems for the City of Boston after the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings? Share them here


"This is a photo from yesterday, when we were able to once again open our Copley Square doors to all of you. Thank you for your patience, support, and good wishes during a challenging time. Following the tragic events of April 15, the people of Boston and beyond have responded with enormous courage, support, and resilience. We hope to see you soon, whether that’s at our Central Library or one of our branches across the city."

Share your social media posts from the week of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing with Our Marathon here. 

"This is a photo from yesterday, when we were able to once again open our Copley Square doors to all of you. Thank you for your patience, support, and good wishes during a challenging time. Following the tragic events of April 15, the people of Boston and beyond have responded with enormous courage, support, and resilience. We hope to see you soon, whether that’s at our Central Library or one of our branches across the city."

Share your social media posts from the week of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing with Our Marathon here

"Over the course of the year, I did not see an expected increase in fear and paranoia, but rather the city falling back into its peculiar sense of normalcy, and yet being committed to not forgetting, and to creating something positive out of this negative. I felt like the city felt like it had been granted the opportunity to create a positive out of a negative. Once again, I was a distant witness of an act of violence, and yet on this occasion it was different. I have lived in a city that is more resilient than I could have expected, and I am proud of it."

Anonymous, Public Submission

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May He raise you up on eagles wings …

This photo is part of the public submissions collection. Do you have a photo from the weeks following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing? Share it here. 

May He raise you up on eagles wings …

This photo is part of the public submissions collection. Do you have a photo from the weeks following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing? Share it here

A number of Liberty High School students supplemented their poems with beautiful drawings. View more items in the Letters to the City of Boston collection

Share your poems, drawings, and reflections with Our Marathon here.