April 07, 2014
Mayor's Press Office
From the survivors, to Bostonians, to those who watched the carnage of the Boston Marathon bombing on televisions around the world, people sought a way to show their support for the victims and the city of Boston.
Mail poured in from across the globe. A memorial grew in the city's Copley Square, just past the finish line. People left heartfelt notes of sympathy and shared grief. Hundreds of running shoes were hung in tribute. Stuffed animals, hats and t-shirts surrounded a group of crosses bearing the names of the people who lost their lives in the twin blasts and the manhunt that followed.
The city sought to preserve the cherished outpouring. With a lot of hard work many of the items are now being shared in an exhibit at the Boston Public Library entitled 'Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial.'