In the News: Marathon Anniversary Tribute Emotional and Moving

Photo taken by Charles Krupa (AP). Courtesy of BostonGlobe.com.

Photo taken by Charles Krupa (AP). Courtesy of BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Police Department would like to thank the Boston Globe for their moving coverage of yesterday’s Marathon Anniversary Tribute ceremonies, for its placement of the events in today’s newspaper, and for its responsible and accurate coverage of last night's unfortunate incident at the Marathon Finish Line. In this photo taken yesterday by Charles Krupa of the Associated Press, former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and BAA Executive Director Thomas Grilk pay respect with other onlookers and officers saluting in the background as MBTA Officer Richard Donahue raise the American flag in honor of the victims of last year’s tragic Marathon Bombings.

The Boston Police Department wants to once again take an opportunity to remind all those attending the Marathon and the events leading up to Monday’s festivities that, while backpacks, bulky items, and strollers are not prohibited, they will be subject to search. The public and media personnel in the area of the Marathon route are encouraged to keep all of their possessions under their direct control at all times during this upcoming week.