BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB) — For a city back to its normal hustle and bustle, an important moment to mark the events that shut it down last week. Monday afternoon, Boston paused to remember.
Bells toll throughout the city Monday, marking the moment the first bomb exploded at the Boston Marathon – 2:50 p.m. one week ago.
It followed a moment of silent tribute to the victims and a mournful pause for those killed.
“Today is the anniversary of something truly horrible that happened to our city. This is just one way to reach out and say we love everybody and we hope good things for Boston always,” says Marcello Ruisi of Medford.
Ruisi came to the city with his family, placed his heartfelt memento here at a memorial, not far from the site of the marathon bombings.
This corner has since become a gathering point as all day people stopped by to pay their respects.
“It’s such a fitting thing to be quiet. People are always in a hurry,” adds Jeff Klein of Boston.
The Governor had called for a minute of silence. The city gave him ten, finally erupting in loud applause and wild cheering, and showing the world Boston, though still healing, is back.