Memorial established at site of Boston bombings

BOSTON (WITI) -- Much of the city of Boston has begun to move on after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on Monday, but Boylston Street remains closed down -- a fresh reminder of the lives lost and people injured after two bombs went off near the finish line of the marathon.

FOX6's Brad Hicks was in Boston after the tragedy, and saw one young woman with her leg bandaged and her finger broken who said she was still too traumatized to talk.

James Manningham came back to the Back Bay neighborhood where the explosions nearly killed his young niece and nephew. At the scene, he found something more than the bad memory -- but instead found hope.

At the scene, a memorial has been established to remember those killed and injured with quotes that bring comfort -- well wishes for the wounded, a promise for the fallen and inspiration for all.

The signs were made from updates posted on a Facebook page called "Stay Strong Boston 2013" and include words to read and reflect on after this tragedy, like "United we stand," and "Terrorism will not win."

Also included are the words of young Martin Richard, the eight-year-old boy who was one of three killed Monday -- taken from his Facebook photo: "No more hurting people. Peace."

The encouraging signs help people feel not just hopeful, but also safe. Boston's Police Commissioner, who spoke with FOX6's Brad Hicks on Wednesday said his top priority right now is making sure the people of Boston feel safe. He said for Boston, there will never be closure. The people of Boston will never forget what happened in their most American of American cities.