posted on April 14, 2015 07:29
On Monday, April 13th, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh launched the "One Boston Day" website, www.onebostonday.org
, dedicated to sharing how Boston and people around the world are marking April 15.
Today, Mayor Swain is encouraging everyone in Huntersville to honor those lost by joining in spreading goodwill and random acts of kindness to commemorate #OneBostonDay
“I hope everyone will join with me and others around the world for a moment of silence planned for 2:49 p.m. on April 15th,” said Swain.
Individuals, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to share how they are marking "One Boston Day" on social media using the hashtag #OneBostonDay
to be featured on the website, which was designed and built by Hill Holliday.
"One Boston Day will inspire all of us to come together as the community we are and share the spirit of Boston by giving back," said Mayor Walsh. "April 15 is a date that has come to stand for our city’s deepest values. I hope everyone can mark this day in a way that is appropriate and inclusive for each of our experiences."
Mayor Walsh announced last month 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.
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 and the days following. 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.