• City of Boston begins installation of memorial to marathon bombing victims


    BOSTON - It's been over six years since two bombs went off during the 2013 Boston Marathon, forever changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

    This week, on the site of the former Forum restaurant where one of the bombs exploded, the city began its installation of the Marathon Markers, the memorial designed to honor the lives lost on that tragic day.

    Back in March, the city released a video of the behind the scenes work when they announced the memorial wouldn't be installed in time for the 2019 edition of the race.

    The memorial features three granite pillars placed at the sites of the two bombs - one pillar for each of the three lives lost that day. Two bronze plaques laid in the brickwork will mark the two police officers who died thereafter.

    According to the city, phase two of the installation, over at the finish line, is tentatively scheduled for next week.

    Planning began four years ago for the $2 million memorial, which has undergone substantial redesign to satisfy the hopes and expectations of families who lost loved ones.

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