Moment of silence to honor Marathon bombing victims

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To mark one week since two bombs exploded on Boylston Street, officials are urging Massachusetts communities to pause for a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. Monday, exactly one week after the Boston Marathon attack.The tribute, organized by the offices of Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston, and the One Fund for Marathon Victims, is one of many memorials, vigils, and services planned for the coming week.

“This moment of silence is about giving everyone a peaceful moment to reflect on what happened over the past week and to remember those whose lives were lost and those whose lives will be forever changed,” Menino said in a statement.

Bells will ring across the state afterward, according to Menino’s office.


Krystle M. Campbell of Arlington, one of the three people killed in the bombings, will be buried Monday.

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Campbell’s funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St. in Medford, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford.

The services are open to the public, a funeral home employee said.

Boston University will hold a memorial service for Lingzi Lu, the Chinese-born graduate student who died in the bombings, at the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Monday at 7 p.m., the university said in a statement.

University officials have set up a scholarship fund in Lu’s memory.


MIT police are planning a public memorial service for Officer Sean Collier, who was shot and killed near the end of his shift Thursday night. The memorial is scheduled for noon Wednesday in the university’s athletic complex on Vassar Street.

The St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St. in Boston, will hold an interfaith prayer for the bombings’ first responders Monday at 4:30 p.m.

“We thought it would also be a nice way to thank the first responders, so it’s also a service of gratitude,” said Maribeth McKenzie MacDonald, director of development and public relations. “It gives all of us a chance to thank them, to pray with them, so we can all heal together.”

Church officials have invited Boston’s police officers, firefighters, and EMS technicians. Law enforcement officials from surrounding towns are also welcome, as are members of the public, McKenzie MacDonald said. The service was originally scheduled for Friday, but ministry officials postponed it as the city locked down in the hunt for suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev.

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