Karen and I were attending the wedding of a niece Elizabeth Cox (now Williams) in May of 2013 just a couple of weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing. Our hotel overlooked the Finish line where we saw numerous tourists visiting the location to pay their respects. More importantly there were ongoing completions of the race by some of the participants since the race was closed down by the bombing. There were lots of hugs and tears at the finish line. A very moving spectacle to observe. The signs of "Boston Proud" were everywhere. Link to more Boston 2013 pictures.