There Will Be a Moment of Silence to Mark One Week Since the Marathon Bombing

Gov. Patrick asked for a moment of silence Monday at 2:50 p.m.


A memorial of signs and flowers at Boylston and Berkeley. Photo Credit: REGINA MOGILEVSKAYA

Gov. Deval Patrick and Mayor Tom Menino asked that Monday at 2:50 p.m., exactly one week since two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, people in Massachusetts observe a brief moment of silence. 

“This moment of silence is about giving everyone a peaceful moment to reflect on what happened over the past week and to remember those whose lives were lost and those whose lives will be forever changed,” Menino said in a statement.

After the moment, bells across the state will ring, Patrick said.

The one week anniversary also coincides with memorial services for two of the bombing victims. Krystal Campbell’s funeral will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the Dello Russo Funeral Home in Medford, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass in St. Joseph Church. Both are open to the public the Globe reports.

Boston University said it will hold a memorial service for Lingzi Lu, the Chinese graduate student, at the Metcalf Ballroom in the George Sherman Union Monday at 7 p.m.