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Biden to attend Marathon bombing commemoration

Vice President Joe Biden.

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Vice President Joe Biden.

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will attend a tribute ceremony in Boston on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, the White House and Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s office said Tuesday.

The ceremony at noon next Tuesday at the Hynes Convention Center, near the finish line where the attacks took place, is expected to draw 3,000 people, Walsh told Biden in an April 2 letter inviting him.

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Family members of those killed in the attacks and their aftermath are expected to attend.

The commemoration is hosted jointly by the city, state, and the Boston Athletic Association, which stages the Marathon each year.

According to Walsh’s letter, “The program will include speakers, music, and images coordinated to honor our heroes and remember the victims.”

Quoting from remarks President Obama delivered during a visit to Boston three days after the attack, Walsh wrote, “We are to ‘run with endurance the race that is set before us.’ It’s with this administration’s support that we have done that.”

Jim O’Sullivan can be reached at jim. osullivan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @josreports.
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