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Emory University remembers Boston Marathon bombing victims

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Monday's bombing in Boston has touched many people across the metro area, and dozens gathered at the Emory University campus on Wednesday to honor the victims of the tragedy.

They met at Ashbury Circle on the campus, and were encouraged to write prayers and offer messages of grief and hope, according to Emory officials. Following that, prayers were offered from many religious traditions -- Christian, Jewish, and Islam to name a few.

Sofia Kounis, who hails from Boston, just finished an EMT program at Emory.  She said she felt helpless not being able to help her friends and family back home.

"The fact that they are taking the time to come together, it really means a lot, especially because I can't be home to comfort my loved ones. The fact that they are here, and they feel like comforting me and other people in my position, is the best thing to do. It makes me speechless," said Kounis, who was near tears.

Students who attended the vigil traced their feet on construction paper, and the tracings are to be left in the campus chapel.

 

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