Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Hundreds mourn victims of Boston Marathon at vigil ‘Peace, Here and Everywhere’

Hundreds mourn victims of Boston Marathon at vigil ‘Peace, Here and Everywhere’, To honor the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions on Monday that killed three people, maimed 11 others who lost limbs and left 183 injured, hundreds gathered at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil.

The vigil called “Peace, Here and Everywhere” was a quiet crowd of supporters who listened to patriotic songs such as “Amazing Grace” and “The Star Spangled Banner” as they signed banners and lit candles.

“I think it’s kind of beautiful,” said Alicia Carroll, an Emerson College freshman at the vigil. “It reminds me of the patriotic feel of the inauguration. It’s nice to see so many people that care.”

A marathon runner who wasn’t hurt by the blasts said she wanted to attend the vigil for a simple reason. “I wanted to pray,” Minako Sumi said.

As people arrived at the vigil others were seen offering lit candles as they gathered around a banner that said, “We are Boston strong, We’re all with you, Peace,” and “Love destroys hate.”

The Facebook event description of the vigil said, “There will be no agenda, no speakers and no nonsense.”

That is exactly how it turned out as members of one of Emerson College’s acapella group sang an impromptu performance of The Beatles song “Let It Be.”

Video – Watch prayer vigil for 8-year-old marathon victim Martin Richard who tragically died at the Boston Marathon bombings.

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