Boston to mark 2nd anniversary of marathon bombings

FILE - In this April 17, 2013 photograph, flowers and signs adorn a barrier, two days after two explosions killed three and injured hundreds, at Boylston Street near the of finish line of the Boston Marathon at a makeshift memorial for victims and survivors of the bombing. Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday, April 15, 2015 with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON, Mass. (AP) — A moment of silence, the tolling of church bells and a call for kindness will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Mayor Marty Walsh, Gov. Charlie Baker and other officials unveiled commemorative orange banners bearing a white heart and the word “Boston” on them on Wednesday morning at the site of the blasts on Boylston Street.

A moment of silence follows at 2:49 p.m., when the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15. Church bells will then ring throughout the city.

Walsh has declared April 15 “One Boston Day,” a new tradition in which Bostonians are encouraged to show kindness and generosity.

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

The surviving bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv), has been convicted of 30 counts during his federal trial and could face the death penalty.

 

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