April 18, 2013

Obama to attend service for bombing victims in Boston

The Associated Press

BOSTON — People are lining up hours ahead of time to get into Boston's Roman Catholic cathedral for an interfaith service to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend the service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross that starts at 11 a.m. Thursday.

The event is open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open at 8 a.m. and people were lined up to get in at 5 a.m.

Three people were killed and more than 170 injured when two bombs went off at the marathon's finish line Monday.

The service includes reflections by representatives of Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Greek Orthodox faiths and Boston's Roman Catholic cardinal.

The president is expected to speak. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is scheduled to perform.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)