Today was Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, the day on which the Boston Marathon is run on the third Monday in April.

On Patriots’ Day April 15, 2013, a bomb built within a pressure cooker exploded near the finish line of the marathon.

We covered the events as they took place that day, Explosions at Boston Marathon finish line:

On the Third Anniversary of the bombing, detailed our coverage of the story — the bombing, the manhunt, the arrest, the trial — over the ensuing years, with links, photos and video. That post was comprehensive, so I’m not going to repeat it all.

But I will re-post some of the things that I remember most.

This surveillance video helped identify the bombers:

As did photos:

This photo is one of the most haunting, showing 8-year-old Martin Richard near his killer, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was leaving after having placed the bomb.

I also remember the lockdown of Boston as the fugitives were on the run, killing a policeman in the process. It was surreal to see a major city turned into a ghost town so police could try to find men on the run.

Hard to believe it’s been 5 years.

I didn’t see much media coverage of the bombing anniversary.

It’s been 5 years, but that’s not that long ago.


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