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Photographs of the Boston Marathon Memorial in Copley Square

Photographs of the Boston Marathon Memorial in Copley Square
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Susan Cole Kelly is a Boston-based photographer and regular contributor to Yankee Magazine and YankeeMagazine.com. She captured the Boston Marathon memorial on Boylston Street in a series of photographs and shares her feelings on how the memorial has affected her and the Boston community.
See more of her photographs of Boston at kellypix.com.


I avoided going down to the Boston Marathon memorial on Boylston Street for a long time. This week I finally made it and was overwhelmed. The memorial has one powerful message: “We are with you, Boston. Get better soon.”

In proper Copley Square, the memorial is an organic, living thing, growing daily with contributions from those who visit. T-shirts and Teddy bears and running shoes; bouquets and candles; hearts and angels; rosaries and origami cranes. Pictures of the four we lost. American flags. Messages of strength and pride and resilience, words of comfort and love. “You are not alone, Boston. We love you. Get better soon.”

I am so deeply touched by your messages of comfort and solidarity. And I marvel at what a small and connected world we share. Don’t call us victims. We are survivors, with the grace of your love and support. Thank you, we are feeling better already.


JD Hale—Vice President of Yankee Publishing—was volunteering at the Boston Marathon finish line when the bombs were detonated. Read his very personal account of what it felt like to be there in the aftermath of the explosions.

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