Photos: Boston pays respects at Boylston Street finish line on marathon anniversary

It was a silent sea of umbrellas today as thousands solemnly descended on the Boylston Street finish line to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Metro is on location covering the outpouring of support at the famous finish line, which was being decorated with tokens of condolences throughout the day.

A moment of silence was held at 2:47 p.m. Soon after, MBTA Transit Police Officer Dic Donohue, who was nearly killed during a shoot out with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, raised the American Flag as church bells echoed through the city. The ceremony was followed by The Star Spangled Banner. Bagpipes then rang through the streets as service men and women stood at-attention and spectators looked on in silence.

Earlier in the day, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Roman Catholic Cardinal Sean O’Malley visited wreaths lain at the spots where the two bombs went off around 2:30 p.m. on April 15, 2014, killing three people and injuring 264.

Stay with Metro for complete coverage of today’s events.

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