Monday is Patriots Day in Massachusetts, the third Monday in April on which the Boston Marathon is run. The holiday commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775.

Three Patriots Days ago, on April 15, 2013, Islamic terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon.

I don’t remember where I was when I first heard of it. But I do remember covering it.

Here is a look back.

At 3:06 p.m. I turned the first post live.

Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line

Reports coming in of explosions near the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

Live coverage at Fox 25 (no embed available)

Serious injuries — (warning on link, gruesome) missing arms and legs (warning on link, gruesome) according to eyewitness interviewed on television. (Update — latest reports are two dead, 20+ injured…. NY Post reports 12 dead)

Boston Marathon finish line4

Boston Marathon finish line5

Coverage in the following days:

Most pathological #BostonMarathon Tweet

#BostonMarathon Bombing Updates

Branco Cartoon – Terror Street

At Boston Marathon as in Newtown, initial media reports almost entirely wrong

Lü Lingzi, Chinese grad student killed in #BostonMarathon bombing

Images and video of suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing

Then one of the most memorable events — Boston and surroundings went on lock down as the suspects were chased through the city and suburbs, on another killing spree:

Shootout with Boston Marathon Suspects — One dead, one on loose — developing

Boston Marathon suspect manhunt underway – ongoing updates

Boston curfew lifted, mass transit reopened, suspect still on the run

Reports — Second Suspect “Down” (UPDATE – in custody)

The media initially tried to blame “right wing” extremists, and when the suspects were killed and captured, they made like the false accusations never happened.

Add Boston Marathon Bombing to pile of Failed Eliminationist Narratives

Politically correct epistemic closure counterattacks Boston Marathon bombing reality ghoulishly race baits #BostonMarathon bombing with “white privilege” rant

Two years and one month later:

Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

We remember the victims, and the people who came to their rescue:

[Lu Lingzi Chinese graduate student killed Boston Marathon bombing]

[Lu Lingzi Chinese graduate student killed Boston Marathon bombing]


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