Marathon victims’ families attend brief, quiet ceremony ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Charles Krupa/AP A flag was raised at the Boston Marathon finish line to honor the victims of the bombings. Charles Krupa/AP Ex-mayor Thomas Menino, Mayor Walsh, Vice President Joe Biden, and Governor Deval Patrick observed a moment of silence. Charles Krupa/AP Survivors, officials, first responders, and others paused as the flag was raised. Natasha Velickovic/Happy Zebra Photography / POOL Former mayor Thomas Menino (second from right) and Mayor Martin Walsh (second from right) listened during a tribute ceremony. Natasha Velickovic/Happy Zebra Photography / EPA Denise Richard looked at her daughter Jane (second from right) and son Henry during a tribute ceremony at Hynes Convention Center. Andrew Burton/Getty Images A wreath marked the spot of the second explosion on Boylston Street. Andrew Burton/Getty Images Sharon Neary, of Rochester, New York, cried while watching a broadcast of the ceremony commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Marathon bombing. Screen Capture “We respond, we endure, we overcome, and we own the finish line,” said Vice President Joe Biden at the ceremony. Andrew Burton/Getty Images People stood on the street to watch the broadcast. Screen Capture “It is up to us to make every second count, because – believe me – they do,” said survivor Adrianne Haslet-Davis. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters Kevin Brown put up a handmade memorial for victims of the Marathon bombings near the race’s finish line. Screen Capture Governor Deval Patrick was among the featured speakers. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters Roses hang on a lamp post near the site of the second bomb blast. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Flowers were placed on the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Tuesday. Screen CAPTURE Former mayor Thomas Menino also spoke at the Marathon ceremony. Bill Sikes/Associated Press A banner reading “Boston Strong” hung at Rowes Wharf. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Governor Deval Patrick (left), the Richard family, and Mayor Martin Walsh (right) attended the morning ceremony. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff The brief ceremony was held at the bombing sites on Boylston Street. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Cardinal Sean O’Malley embraced the family members of Marathon bombing victims. BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS Cardinal O’Malley read a prayer during the event. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Mayor Walsh shared some words with Martin Richard’s brother, Henry. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Martin Richard’s sister, Jane, and brother, Henry, (pictured with Mayor Walsh) placed a wreath on a stand in front of the Forum Restaurant. Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff Two police officers were to stand guard all day at each wreath. Evan Allen/Globe Staff A Fire Department honor guard stood at attention next to a wreath outside the Forum restaurant. BRIAN SNYDER/reuters Passers-by watched as a wreath was placed at the site of the first bomb blast. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Boston police were a heavy presence at the finish line. Andrew Burton/Getty Images The ceremony was held on Boylston Street to mark a year since the Marathon bombings. Andrew Burton/Getty Images During the ceremony, the busy commercial street was blocked off, and reporters were kept at a distance. Andrew Burton/Getty Images At the ceremony, a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” after a prayer while an honor guard stood at attention. Andrew Burton/Getty Images Wreaths were laid at each of the bombings sites during the ceremony. Andrew Burton/Getty Images Members of the Boston Police Department, Boston Fire Department, and Mass. State Police practiced marching before the ceremony. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Boston police were on a bicycle patrol by the finish line. Andrew Burton/Getty Images A woman ran underneath the Boston Marathon finish line photo bridge early Tuesday.