Marking the Tragic Day

By Chris Pollone

Published 04/15 2014 11:45AM

Updated 04/15 2014 11:51AM

(NBC News) The traditions that have defined the Boston Marathon for 118 years -- a joyous holiday for the city, thousands of triumphant runners streaking or limping across the finish line -- will wait a week.

First,today, Boston will pause for one somber day to observe what happened exactly one year earlier, when two bombs detonated seconds apart, shattering tradition, glass and bodies.

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