The downtown Boston firehouse that lost two firefighters last month joined mourners Tuesday in remembering victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, one year after the twin explosions.
Two men from Boston Fire Department Engine 33 died on March 26. Lt. Ed Walsh and firefighter Mike Kennedy were killed battling a nine-alarm blaze not far from the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
"Today's a sad day for the city of Boston," Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh said after the firefighters' deaths — the first time Boston had lost two firefighters in the line of duty since 2007. "We lost two heroes here today."
On Tuesday, the firehouse hoisted up a banner displaying the names of the victims of the Boston Marathon attack: