For Immediate Release
March 20, 2015
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BOSTON - Thursday, March 19, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced "One Boston Day," a new tradition to honor the resiliency, generosity and strength of the City of Boston on April 15. 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. The new tradition will put a mark on a day honoring the strength of our city, its people and their acts of goodness toward one another.
The Mayor made the announcement with John Hancock at the unveiling of the 2015 Boston Marathon street banners at Marathon Sports on Boylston Street.
"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."
"One Boston Day" will encourage random acts of kindness and spreading goodwill, and activities across the City will encourage individuals to give back to their community. 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. The Mayor will then visit multiple community sites throughout Boston's neighborhoods marking "One Boston Day."