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Mayor Walsh to lead moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. on April 15

April 9, 2015

Mayor's Office

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Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston will hold a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. on April 15 to mark the two-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Church bells will then ring throughout the City.    

Mayor Walsh is encouraging people outside of the City, and around the world, to join Bostonians in the moment of silence.   Mayor Walsh has previously announced that April 15 will be known as "One Boston Day," a new tradition to honor the resiliency, generosity and strength of the City of Boston.  

The day will be an opportunity to recognize the good in our community and reflect on the spirit of grace and resilience of the people of Boston that was exemplified in the response to the loss and the tragedies of April 15, 2013.

"One Boston Day" will encourage random acts of kindness and spreading goodwill. The new tradition came together in compilation with the desire expressed by many survivors to pass on the kindness, generosity and support they received following the 2013 Boston Marathon.  

Individuals, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to share how they are marking "One Boston Day" on social media using the hashtag #OneBostonDay.  

On the morning of April 15, the Mayor will assist in raising honorary banners on Boylston Street to honor the victims and survivors of April 15, 2013.