Mitt Romney, Scott Brown and a number of other lawmakers from around the country took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to mark the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and "remember the acts of compassion that conquered the acts of cowards."
Three people were killed and hundreds more were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago. The first Boston Marathon since the bombing is scheduled for Monday.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) marked the day by honoring the "lives lost and lives that endure."
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) April 15, 2014
Today we honor the lives lost and lives that endure. We remember the acts of compassion that conquered the acts of cowards. #BostonStrong
The White House is scheduled to hold a moment of silence for the victims at 2:40 p.m., near the time the bombs exploded. Vice President Biden is also scheduled to speak in Boston later Tuesday.
Scott Brown, the former Republican senator from Massachusetts who is running for Senate in New Hampshire, also sent his thoughts and prayers.
— Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown) April 15, 2014
On the 1-year anniversary of the #BostonMarathon bombings, Gail and I send our thoughts and prayers to the victims and families.
Other lawmakers from around the country marked the day using the #BostonStrong hashtag.
Today we pause and remember those we lost one year ago in the tragic Boston Marathon bombing. May we never forget, and stay #BostonStrong— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) April 15, 2014
Today marks 1 year since the #BostonMarathon attack. Remembering those lost & reminded that America always rises stronger than before.— Diane Black (@RepDianeBlack) April 15, 2014
Observing a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing & courage of the first responders. #OneYearStronger— David N. Cicilline (@davidcicilline) April 15, 2014
Keeping all of those affected by last year's horrific tragedy at the Boston Marathon in my thoughts and prayers today #BostonStrong— Rep. Jim Renacci (@RepJimRenacci) April 15, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by last year's tragic Boston Marathon bombing. #BostonStrong— Michael Burgess, MD (@michaelcburgess) April 15, 2014