Memorial services for the Boston Marathon attacks
Mourners, family members and lawmakers gathered at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston to commemorate those lost and wounded in Monday’s tragic attack on the Boston Marathon.
President Obama spoke at the interfaith healing service, telling the city of Boston:
“As you begin this long journey of recovery, your city is with you. Your commonwealth is with you. Your country is with you. We will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk-and yes, run again. I have no doubt, you will run again.”
Obama also spoke to the ties between Boston, the rest of the country and the world:
“Every one of us has been touched this attack on your beloved city…Boston may be your home town but we claim it, too.”
UPDATE: Watch Obama’s full remarks below.
Photos: Charles Krupa / Associated Press, Don Emmert, Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images, Spencer Platt / EPA