Moment of Silence, Church Bells to Mark Second Anniversary of Boston Bombings

Brian Metzler, Competitor.com 

Bostonians will mark the second anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings on Wednesday, April 15 with a citywide moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call to engage in random acts of kindness.

Mayor Marty Walsh plans to help hoist commemorative banners on Boylston Street on Wednesday before leading a moment of silent tribute to the victims at 2:49pm—the hour when the first of the two bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013.

Three people were killed and more than 260 others wounded in the attacks.

Walsh says bells will ring out across Boston after the moment of silence. The mayor decreed that April 15 will be known as “One Boston Day”—a new tradition to honor the city’s resilience and spread goodwill.

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