, Salem, MA


April 19, 2013

Crowds swarm church with tribute to victims of blast


Many in the crowd stuck around even after the church had filled up.

“We wanted to get inside, but the line was just forever, forever, forever,” said David Russo, a 31-year-old resident of Lowell.

Eli Philips, 18, a student at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and a marathon volunteer who wore his race jacket yesterday, also didn’t get a seat. He said he was still shocked that “something that was euphoric went so bad.”

Ricky Hall, 67, of Cambridge showed up at 8 a.m. and stayed even after he learned he wouldn’t get inside.

“I came to pay my respects to the victims,” he said.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren reflected on the nearly 90-minute tribute after leaving the cathedral.

“The service honored those we lost, it supported those who are injured, but most of all it encourages all of us for the future,” she said.

She said it was a reminder “that in Boston you can knock us down but you can’t knock us out of the race.”

Warren also urged Bostonians not to be afraid, saying first responders would protect the city as authorities worked to bring the person or persons responsible for the attack to justice.

“We are people who are strong and resilient,” the senator said. “We will be vigilant, but we will not be afraid.”

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