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Boston moves on and heals, a year after the Boston Marathon bombings

BOSTON (CNN) - There's expected to be a mix of emotions today.

The Vice President will be among those here for what's being called a tribute to those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing, exactly one year later, it's all about honoring the victims, the survivors and the city of Boston.

It was a typical Boston Marathon, not that different from years past.

That is until 2:50 in the afternoon.

"Something just blew up BOOM scream."

On April 15, a pair of bombs exploded near the finish line

Three people were killed.

More than 200-others were injured.

For survivors, the scars remain and the healing continues.

"If I let myself go down that path of feeling incredibly sorry for myself, in the fetal position and crying, which I still have those days, if I stay there too long then I know he wins," Tory Dunnan, Boston said.

Right after the bombing, people from near and far placed sneakers and letters at a makeshift memorial.

It became a place that truly defined what it meant to be "Boston Strong"

Those very mementos, now on display for the one year anniversary.

Jennifer Fernandez, a Bostonian said, "Boston is here. We're strong. We're still here. Nothing is going to come between us. we're still here fighting, still running the marathon"

Signs the city is moving forward, the Boston Marathon's start and finish line got a face lift just this week.

And the event is expected to bring thousands to the city, as a show of solidarity.

Sally Duval, a runner said, "They can't keep us down, these kind of events, these terrorist acts that keep happening, We need to rise above and prove that we're resilient and we're strong and that we can create something good out of something so awful."

A city determined to heal, move on, and run on.

Jennipher Ray, a Bostonian said, "I'm thinking I'm glad I live in Boston. I'm glad the city came together the way it did and that love wins at the end of the day. Love wins every time"

The tribute will be taking place later Tuesday afternoon.

Just to be clear, the marathon itself is not happening today, that's happening next Monday.

The message around the marathon, is let's continue running.

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