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Canvas meant to honor victims, survivors 1 year after bombing

Published On: Mar 19 2014 10:12:55 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2014 10:42:18 PM CDT
Local canvas to be sent to Boston

Thursday is the last day anyone in the Pocatello/Chubbuck area will be able to sign a large canvas that will be one of many presented to the city of Boston next month, honoring the city and its people one year after the Boston Marathon bombings.


The Portneuf District Library will have a large prayer canvas available to sign Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The canvas is to support anyone affected by the Boston Marathon bombings last year.

The canvas is about as long as a car, with many different kinds of support written.  This canvas is part of a larger event that individual states have been participating in.   Each canvas is different per state, and some states have several, designed differently.

The cnavases will be sent to Boston, where they will be presented to the city during a Boston Red Sox game in April.

"It's to show that when the bombs went off in Boston, it did nothing to tear us apart, it unified our country more," said Kylie Brewer, a local woman who volunteered to get the canvas signed.

For more information about the program, visit their website:

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