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Card from a third grader at North Park Elementary School

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

The child draws a representation of the starting line of the Boston Marathon, and of a person leaving a bomb next to a building.

The child writes on the other side of the card, "We are all so sad this happened...so we will try to make you…

Letter from a Mount Olive High School student

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. This letter was sent from a student at Mount Olive High School in Mount Olive, Illinois.

Letter from a Mount Olive High School student

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. This letter was sent from a student at Mount Olive High School in Mount Olive, Illinois.

Letter from a Mount Olive High School student

Digital copy of a message sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. This letter was sent from a student at Mount Olive High School in Mount Olive, Illinois.

Letter from Cedar Ridge High School

Digital copy of a letter sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

"Bombs Bursting at Ground Level" poem

Digital copy of a poem sent to the City of Boston in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

A Fresh Start

This is a picture of the tree that was planted where the first bomb went off.

I knew it was a bomb

My boyfriend had just moved here from Los Angeles and I was eager to show him the city. We took a short walk down to get a good spot to see the Marathon. We first went by Back Bay station and only caught a glimpse of the finish line. There, I saw a man holding a sign that stated "we do not deserve to live, but to burn in hell." The image of him…

Robots in a Crisis

I was eating lunch at my co-op when I heard what had happened. There was an explosion at the finish line for the marathon. It took me a minute to wrap my head around the real implications, and even longer for it to seem real. My fellow co-ops and I ended up spending most of that afternoon getting in touch with friends and family. We tried…

First Photo from First Explosion

I took this photo approximately 20 minutes after the first explosion. I took the photo from the 3rd floor of Marlo Marketing Communications on 667 Boylston Street, where I had been attending a post-race party.