Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the effects of which rippled throughout the Commonwealth, including Milford.
Milford officials will hold a tribute on Tuesday, April 15 to honor those affected by the bombings last year. The ceremony will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Milford First Congregational Church at 4 Congress St.
Three people were killed and nearly 300 others were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013 in Boston's Back Bay. Here’s a look back at how the bombings affected Milford directly, one year later:
- Georgeann Compagnone, 64, was finishing her ninth Boston Marathon Monday when the explosions stopped the race. Find out what she said about the scene that day.
- Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a direct connection to Milford, as he previously faced former Milford High School wrestler Andy Gleeson in a tournament held in Framingham in 2010.
- Milford resident Lisa Vasille lives just a few miles from the starting line of the Boston Marathon. Check out her column on Milford Patch after the bombings last year.
- More than 20 children and teens at the Milford Youth Center stood quiet around a U.S. flag after last year's bombings, participating in a moment of silence for the victims.