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Two Vermonters to perform at Fenway

RUTLAND - (AP) A Rutland woman and a teenager from Cabot will perform during Vermont Day at Fenway Park, six days after the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Soloist Olivia Gawet says it's a huge honor to be picked to sing the national anthem, but that the honor feels different since Monday's bombings.

The 29-year-old told the Rutland Herald that Boston "is really the home of the brave." She says seeing the senseless violence and at the outpouring of love from strangers makes her very proud to sing and honor the nation.

13-year-old Henry Burke of Cabot will perform "God Bless America'' in the seventh inning.