Bridge to be renamed for late sons of Boston Marathon bombing hero

In this April 18, 2016, file photo, Carlos Arredondo, a 2013 Boston Marathon bombing first-responder, cheers runners in the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston.  Gov. Charlie Baker will join Carlos Arredondo and his wife, Victoria Foley, at the Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, renaming of the Jamaica Way Bridge for their sons, Alexander and Brian Arredondo.  Alexander was a Marine killed in Iraq in 2004; Brian killed himself in 2011. Their deaths prompted Carlos Arredondo to become an anti-war activist and suicide prevention advocate. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
In this April 18, 2016, file photo, Carlos Arredondo, a 2013 Boston Marathon bombing first-responder, cheers runners in the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston. Gov. Charlie Baker will join Carlos Arredondo and his wife, Victoria Foley, at the Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, renaming of the Jamaica Way Bridge for their sons, Alexander and Brian Arredondo. Alexander was a Marine killed in Iraq in 2004; Brian killed himself in 2011. Their deaths prompted Carlos Arredondo to become an anti-war activist and suicide prevention advocate. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — A small bridge in Boston is being renamed in honor of the late sons of one of the citizen heroes that emerged from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker will join Carlos Arredondo at the Thursday renaming of the Jamaica Way Bridge for Arredondo's sons, Alexander and Brian Arredondo. Alexander was a Marine killed in Iraq; Brian killed himself.

Victoria Foley, the mother of Alexander and Brian, will also be there. Arredondo will be accompanied by his wife, Melida Arredondo.

The son's deaths prompted Carlos Arredondo to become an anti-war activist and suicide prevention advocate.

Arredondo was also among those who helped victims of the Marathon bombings that killed three and injured hundreds.

Arredondo notably helped Jeff Bauman, a survivor who's the subject of "Stronger," a new movie now out.

 

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