BOSTON, MA - At 2:50 p.m., the city of Boston will begin on Monday the painful process of emerging from a week of tragedy by falling silent to honor the victims of Boston Marathon bombings and its aftermath.
One minute later, bells will ring out to the mark the moment when the first of two explosions erupted near the finish line in Copley Square and changed the city forever.
Three people were killed and more than 180 injured in the explosions at the finish line of the race. A police officer was killed later during the manhunt for the two suspects.
A private funeral was scheduled for 8 a.m. for Krystle Campbell, a 29-year-old restaurant worker killed in the blasts. A memorial service will be held Monday night at Boston University for 23-year-old Lu Lingzi, a graduate student from China.
On Sunday, a memorial was held in Dorchester for Martin Richard, 8, who was also killed in the initial bombings.
Another memorial is planned later this week for Sean Collier, 26, the police officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who was shot and killed.
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