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Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

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Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

A passer-by walks past yellow and blue crocheted hearts that hang from a lamp post in front of the Forum restaurant near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. The restaurant was damaged after one of the bombs exploded in front of the building during the race April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A passer-by walks past yellow and blue crocheted hearts that hang from a lamp post in front of the Forum restaurant near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. The restaurant was damaged after one of the bombs exploded in front of the building during the race April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston Police patrol an area near a bridge that overlooks the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. A year after twin pressure cooker bombs shattered the marathon and paralyzed the area for days, federal prosecutors say they have a trove of evidence ready to use against the surviving suspect, but many questions remain. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A surveillance camera is attached to a light pole along Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. A year after twin pressure cooker bombs shattered the marathon and paralyzed the area for days, federal prosecutors say they have a trove of evidence ready to use against the surviving suspect, but many questions remain. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

A surveillance camera is attached to a light pole along Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. A year after twin pressure cooker bombs shattered the marathon and paralyzed the area for days, federal prosecutors say they have a trove of evidence ready to use against the surviving suspect, but many questions remain. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, chats with Nicole Boggio, of Severna Park, MD, left, at a sidewalk cafe on Boylston Street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Boston. A year after twin pressure cooker bombs shattered the marathon and paralyzed the area for days, federal prosecutors say they have a trove of evidence ready to use against the surviving suspect, but many questions remain. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Police on bikes cycle across the Boston Marathon finish line prior to a remembrance ceremony for family members and survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Police on bikes cycle across the Boston Marathon finish line prior to a remembrance ceremony for family members and survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) – The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Deval Patrick and former Mayor Tom Menino will be among the dignitaries expected to honor the victims Tuesday during a program at the Hynes Convention Center. Speakers also will include survivors of the bombing.

Between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence will be held at the marathon finish line, to mark the time and place where two bombs exploded on April 15, 2013.

Authorities say two brothers planned and orchestrated the attack and later shot and killed a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during an attempt to steal his gun. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died following a shootout with police several days after the bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and is awaiting trial. He faces the possibility of the death penalty.

The Tsarnaevs, ethnic Chechens who lived in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Dagestan region of Russia, settled in Cambridge, outside Boston, more than a decade ago after moving to the U.S. as children with their family.

Prosecutors have said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a hand-scrawled confession condemning U.S. actions in Muslim countries on the inside wall of a boat he was found hiding in following the police shootout.

Associated Press

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