Boston Marathon Victims

Congress To Honor Marathon Victims, Responders

Apr 26, 2013
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Massachusetts's congressional delegation is preparing to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and the first responders who rushed to their aid.

The nine-member delegation has reserved time on the floor of the House of Representatives today to recognize survivors and public safety officials.

The approximately hour-long tribute is scheduled to begin at noon.

Ryan Polly

What started as a planned run with friends has broadened into a worldwide effort to raise funds for Mass General and other charities helping the victims of Monday’s bombing in Boston.

Burlington Vermont resident Ryan Polly was running in his first ever marathon on Monday.

He and other marathoners were about a mile from the finish line when the explosions occurred. He initially thought emergency vehicles were responding to a heart attack victim, but as he got closer, he encountered chaos and panic.