Mayor Walsh Announces April 15 as ‘One Boston Day’

The anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon will mark a new tradition to honor the resiliency and strength of the city.

Photo by Associated Press

Photo by Associated Press

Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Thursday, at the unveiling of the 2015 Boston Marathon street banners, the start of a new tradition here in our city. Walsh proclaimed April 15 as “One Boston Day,” an official way to honor the resilience and goodness among the people in Boston. Moreover, the day is an opportunity to salute the courageousness and the spirit of grace led by so many Bostonians in response to the tragedies of April 15, 2013.

“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 in a release statement. “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.”

The instillation of “One Boston Day” comes from efforts expressed by survivors to continue spreading that unwavering support following the 2013 Boston Marathon.

This year, on April 15, the Mayor will raise honorary banners on Boylston Street to recognize the victims and survivors of the 2013 bombings. He’ll follow this event with visits to community sites around town, spreading the message of “One Boston Day.”