BOSTON: Victims of the Boston marathon bombing were honoured in an emotional ceremony during game two of the 109th World Series at Fenway Park yesterday.
The ceremony was a continuation of a season-long tribute by the Boston Red Sox to honour the victims, doctors, police, firefighters and other first responders who helped out in the aftermath of the deadly April explosions.
“It brought a closeness to me and to the city, seeing how everybody rallied around each other,” Red Sox catcher David Ross said earlier this year.
The on-field ceremony took place during the seventh inning stretch and featured American singer James Taylor. The five-time Grammy Award winner was joined on the field at Fenway Park by several victims of the bombings who either walked out on their own -- or had to be helped -- to the field where Taylor sang “America the Beautiful.”
Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was killed three days later, allegedly by the bombing