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FBI agents in Watertown parking lot

This photo was originally published by the Northeastern University Political Review in its coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

FBI agents in Watertown

This photo was originally published by the Northeastern University Political Review in its coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

I had just returned from France....

I had just returned from France the day before and due to the jet-lag I had just woken up. My mom called me downstairs asking to see the pictures I had posted to facebook from my trip. I stood behind my mom as she scrolled through her news feed to look for the pictures and as she kept scrolling, I noticed something strange on her news feed. I told…

There are two days in my life...

There are two days in my life that I am able to recall with more exact details than the rest. On September 11th, 2001, I sat in a classroom with my peers. Our principal came over the loudspeaker and told us that something very bad had happened in New York, but didn’t tell us what. Every single person in the room was quiet. I can, with exact…

Moving to Boston after the bombing

When the bombing happened I was in San Antonio, Texas preparing to separate from the Navy and move to Boston. My wife had a lot of friends and family in the area and we made sure they were ok first of all. Once we knew everyone was fine we were glued to the television. We wanted to know who was responsible and how this was allowed to happen.
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Note to Watertown Police from child

This item was mailed to the Boston Medical Center in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Interview with Watertown Police officers who exchanged fire with the Tsarnaevs (WCVB-TV Footage)

Footage fromWCVB-TV (Channel 5 Boston). Interviews with several police officers involved in the initial exchange of fire with the Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev on Thursday, April 18th, 2013. WCVB-TV, a partner of Our Marathon, has graciously agreed to share footage related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings with the archive.

Interview with Dave Henneberry, owner of boat in Watertown where Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found (WCVB-TV Footage)

Footage fromWCVB-TV(Channel 5 Boston). WCVB news anchor Ed Harding interviews Watertown boat owner Dave Henneberry about how he found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in his boat the night of April 19th, 2013, just moments after the shelter-in-place order had been lifted. WCVB-TV, a partner of Our Marathon, has graciously agreed to share footage related to the…

Note and drawing to Watertown Police from child

This item was mailed to the Boston Medical Center in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Digital Image: Screenshot of tweet ("#manhunt in #Watertown")

Internet meme from a collection of Boston Marathon memes gathered by Elena Agapie. At the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon, Elena was a research assistant at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Elena's collection was part of a larger project on "Topical Meme Sharing," which she has described in greater detail on her own web…