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April 15th, 2015 marked the beginning of a new annual Boston tradition: One Boston Day
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"One Boston Day" is sticking around for more than just two years. Mayor Martin J. Walsh issued a proclamation today permanently designating April 15 - the anniversary of the 2013 Marathon bombings - as a day to commit random acts of kindness.

How will you make a difference? Visit http://www.onebostonday.org

The Boston Marathon bombing was a terrorist attack, followed by subsequent related shootings, that occurred when two pressure cooker bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. The bombs exploded about 12 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart at 2:49 pm EDT, near the marathon's finish line on Boylston Street. They killed 3 civilians and injured an estimated 264 others.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) took over the investigation and, on April 18, released photographs and a surveillance video of two suspects. The suspects were identified later that day as Chechen brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

On Patriots' Day, April 15, 2013, the 117th annual Boston Marathon began without any signs of an imminent attack. Officials swept the area for bombs twice before the explosions; the second sweep occurred one hour before the bombs went off. People were able to come and go freely and carry bags and items in and out of the area.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren shared on Facebook: "Friday, April 15th is the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon tragedy. In Boston, we’ve started a new annual tradition: One Boston Day. It’s a day of random acts of kindness to celebrate the strength demonstrated by the people of Boston, and the generosity of our friends and neighbors across the country and around the world. Will you join us in celebrating One Boston Day? Let us know how you’ll be making a difference."

Mike Bloomberg shared: " Mayor Marty Walsh and the people of the City of Boston have raised their city up through spirit and leadership. Join us in reflecting on the city’s resilience and spreading kindness on ‪ One Boston Day‬, April 15th."

Marty Walsh: "April 15th, 2015 marked the beginning of a new annual Boston tradition: One Boston Day. Each year, the day will serve as an opportunity to celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy of April 15th, 2013. How will you make a difference?" 

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