Mayor Declares April 15 ‘One Boston Day’

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BOSTON (CBS) — From now on, April 15 will be known as “One Boston Day” in the city.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh made the announcement Thursday morning, calling it “a new tradition to honor the resiliency, generosity and strength” of Boston. Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

“It’s a day everyone should come together, spread goodwill throughout the city and recommit ourselves to our deepest values,” Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

The mayor plans to mark April 15 by raising honorary banners on Boylston Street to honor victims and survivors of the bombing.

Walsh envisions One Boston Day as an opportunity for Boston residents to give back.

“I think a lot of the survivors want to take this opportunity and take a ‘One Boston Day’ as a way for people to…

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