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City, state leaders discuss lessons learned from Marathon

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Nearly one year after the deadly Boston marathon bombings, city and state leaders gathered at Boston University where they discussed the lessons learned from that day and the manhunt that followed afterwards.

Former Mayor Tom Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick were among the people taking center stage to talk about this.

City and state leaders focused on how Boston managed to get through this unprecedented crisis of the Boston Marathon bombing last year. Mayors and urban planners from other cities came to hear Former Mayor Menino and Former Police Commissioner Ed Davis speak about how the city navigated its way through a terrorist attack.

Gov. Patrick said he was on his way home from the statehouse last year when he got a call from his daughter telling him about the bombing. He said he immediately turned around and headed back. He called it an eerie day.

The governor and other leaders said Boston, unlike many cities, has spent years doing special planning for disasters. Gov. Patrick said that planning and training is the key.

“They executed brilliantly on an emergency triage plan we had put in place years before, and practiced so that none of the hospitals were overwhelmed. Everyone was sent to the right place for the right care. The medical professionals made the world's best care better and lost not one patient who made it to the hospital,” Gov. Patrick said.

“It worked because of hospital cooperation, how everybody worked together. You know, Boston’s the strongest city because of what happened. People really rallied to each other,” Former Mayor Tom Menino said.

Later Monday Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will be offering his insight about lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing.

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