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Camera and banners at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line

Camera and banners at the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line. Photo was taken before the bombings.

I was as close to the...

I was as close to the bomb as one could be without getting hurt. I was standing under the flag of Australia. the bomb went off behind the flag of Mexico. I am in the photos that were taken from the office building looking down on the bomb site. My husband was scheduled to arrive at the finish line just about the time the bombs went off. I had…

As everyone is at the Boston...

As everyone is at the Boston Marathon, I felt surrounded by the beautiful spirit of support and solidarity. My roommate, who had been training for months, was about 15 minutes from the finish line and all I could think of was how amazing it would be to see him run by.

When I heard the first explosion it shook the ground, but I thought it was…

I was with my younger brother...

I was with my younger brother about to cross to meet our frien who had finished at mcgrevys bar. We were trying to use the bathroom in the Lenox hotel when we were told we could, decided to walk around the finish and just head to mcgrevys. We were directly across the street from the bomb when it went off, we were shook, ears ringing, smoke…

At 2:50 p.m., what sounds like...

At 2:50 p.m., what sounds like a cannon blast tears into the air fewer than 50 yards to my left. My mother, aunt and I see a cloud of smoke fill the sky. I focus on the steeple of beautiful Old South Church, barely visible behind the smoke, a landmark I pass every day on my way to work. My immediate thought: A cannon must be part of the festivities…

We were at the office of...

We were at the office of a local nonprofit at a party for a friend who was running for charity. Our friend was on about a 4:00 finish pace and we almost headed to the finish line to watch him cross.

Suddenly, we heard one loud BOOM that sounded like cannon fire (like the howitzers being fired at the Hatch Shell during the 1812 Overture) and…

The details are vivid yet hazy...

The details are vivid yet hazy and deafening yet silent. It's hard to process everything now, even a few days later. I was standing with my boyfriend and his roommate's family directly in front of Lord and Taylor, up front against the road-blocking barricades, internally complaining about how I wished we were on the other side of the road in the…

My wife, 3 kids and I...

My wife, 3 kids and I were heading down Ring Road. We had just been on Boyston attempting to get to the finish line to meet multiple family members and greet our Sister and best friend as the completed their first marathon. We were right in front of Lord and Taylor and trapped in a crowd of people. I was feeling uncomfortable having nowhere to…