Governor Maggie Hassan today released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings:
"The horrific bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and the aftermath deeply affected all of us in New England. One year later, we remember those who lost their lives and send our thoughts and prayers to their families and loved ones. We are also inspired by the courage of those who were injured, as well as their determination to keep their lives moving forward.
"I encourage all Granite Staters to join the people of the City of Boston, those across the country, and me in a Moment of Silence this afternoon at 2:49 p.m. to honor those who died, the hundreds who were injured, and all of the first responders, doctors, and nurses who came to their aid.
"In the face of this senseless act of terror and cowardice, the people of New England demonstrated our collective resilience, standing together to overcome this tragedy. We remain united in our support for the victims and in our gratitude for, and pride in, the professionalism, skill, and dedication of the law enforcement community. Their work to protect the people of our region and bring the perpetrators to justice was outstanding.
"Next week, thousands of runners and spectators will gather, as they have for over a hundred years, to run a race that epitomizes the endurance and resiliency of our country, our region, and our people. And we will continue to heal and get stronger."