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Saturday, April 15, 2023

Statement from Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco on the 10th Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings

The Deputy Attorney General is a native of Boston. On April 15, 2013, she was the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor to the President of the United States.

The Justice Department issued the following statement from Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco on the 10th anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings:

“Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. We remember the innocent lives lost and the many survivors who were injured in a senseless act of terrorism. We also remember their loved ones, whose lives were forever changed that day. And we honor the dedication and heroism of the first responders whose swift actions saved many.

“Ten years ago we saw the very worst in the actions of two terrorists, but we also saw the very best in the resilience of a great city—and in the actions of the law enforcement officers, medical professionals, and bystanders who acted heroically in the wake of the attack.  Their strength and resilience showed the world the true meaning of Boston Strong.

“This day, and every day, the professionals of the Department of Justice honor the memory of victims of terrorism by working tirelessly to prevent terrorist acts and by holding those who commit them accountable.”

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Updated April 15, 2023