Boston residents, Marathon volunteers and students from various Boston area schools gathered to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon attack at a vigil near the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Tuesday.
The atmosphere was somber as those in attendance took time to remember the three killed and the more than 170 injured in the bombings Monday afternoon.
While hearts were heavy, the crowd raised their candles as a symbol of unifying as a group committed to acting in kindness and making Boston a stronger city.
“We will keep this community growing stronger,” said Brenda Nguyen, the vigil’s coordinator, as everyone raised their candles.
The vigil concluded with members of the crowd telling stories of where they were during the attack and what they were feeling as news developed.
Eventually, the flames of candles were quenched and the crowd began to disperse for the night, but the feelings associated with Monday’s attacks seemed to remain in the facial expressions of the individuals gathered and may remain in this city for some time.
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