Youngest bomb victim honored at Mass on birthday

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This undated photo provided by Bill Richard shows his son, Martin Richard, in Boston. Martin Richard, 8, was among the at least three people killed in the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Richard)



BOSTON (AP) - The youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has been honored at a Roman Catholic Mass on what would have been his ninth birthday.

The family of Martin Richard was joined by hundreds of people from Boston and the region in Sunday's tribute at St. Ann Parish.

Martin was one of three people killed in the April 15 bombings.

Martin's sister, 7-year-old Jane, lost a leg in the explosion. Their mother, Denise, suffered a head injury and lost vision in an eye. Their father, Bill, received shrapnel wounds and burns to his legs and suffered hearing loss. The eldest child, Henry, was unharmed.

The Dorchester Reporter reports that Bill Richard praised his family's courage and wore a button with the peace symbol.

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