Remembering the Boston Marathon in a New Way

The 2013 Boston Marathon may have physically  impaired survivors but their spirits remain stronger than ever.

On April 13, 2013, bombs went off at the annual Boston Marathon Race where three people were killed and hundreds of others were injured. Almost a year later many in the United States are commemorating the deaths and those affected by the tragic accident. Survivors and their family members are standing up and taking action through social media and other forms of digital communication. Social media such as Twitter and Facebook have been circulating with tweets and posts of inspirational survivor stories.

CNN tweeted hashtags of #RunForBoston and included stories of people pledging, “to run for those who no longer can.” Stories such as this have been showing up on social media with the approaching date of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Survivors have been sharing their stories on the web in memory of their triumph over tragedy. This week the popular website Buzz Feed shared the work of famous photographer, Robert X. Fogarty, who captured the images of survivors, supporters, and first responders.

Celeste Corcoran, a survivor of the Boston Marathon.

Celeste Corcoran, a survivor of the Boston Marathon.

Each person shared a short message written on a part of their body as they posed in front of the Boston Marathon Finish line. Some of the most heartbreaking images are the names of those killed: Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi, and Martin Richard. Other images include heartfelt messages written on survivors who have scars and missing limbs but do not allow this physical trait define their future and lives.

Stories such as  have helped fund raise for survivors and remind everyone that the people of Boston will never be forgotten. Social media has shown how the will power and determination of the human being can overcome anything. Those speaking for the Boston Marathon bombing have taken advantage of social media by posting and tweeting everywhere. Social media has the ability to share one message with the entire world and inspire many others to do the same.

In addition to social media, many major TV channels are running hour long documentaries recounting the event and the stories of survivors. Stay tune to History channel and National geographic this weekend. Remember that this year’s Boston Marathon will be held on April 21, 2014 and will begin at 9 a.m. A short video was also created called “Dear World a love letter from Boston Marathon Survivors.”

Stories such as these  have helped fundraise for survivors and remind everyone that the people of Boston will never be forgotten. Social media has shown how the will power and determination of the human being can overcome anything. Those speaking for the Boston Marathon bombing have taken advantage of social media by posting and tweeting everywhere. Social media has the ability to share one message with the entire world and inspire many others to do the same.

In addition to social media, many major TV channels are running hour long documentaries recounting the event and the stories of survivors. Stay tune to History channel and National geographic this weekend. Remember that this year’s Boston Marathon will be held on April 21, 2014 and will begin at 9 a.m.

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