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“One Boston Day” to Encourage Civic Participation and Acts of Goodwill

On April 15 Boston will celebrate the fourth annual “One Boston Day” to recognize the good in our community, celebrate one another, and reflect on the spirit and resilience of the people of Boston.

“One Boston Day” encourages random acts of kindness and spreading goodwill, and activities across the City will encourage individuals to give back to their community. The tradition came together in 2015, based on the desire expressed by many survivors to pass on the kindness, generosity and support they received following the 2013 Boston Marathon.

One Boston Day has turned the Marathon into a movement our entire city has rallied around, spreading the message of kindness and goodwill across the world. April 15 will forever be a day that represents the resilience of the human spirit, and I hope everyone can mark this day in a way that showcases the very best of our city and its people. – Mayor Walsh

At 8 a.m., Mayor Walsh will host a wreath laying ceremony and offer remarks to honor the victims and survivors of April 15, 2013. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to share their plans for One Boston Day on the official website. Over 43,500 acts of kindness have been pledged! You can also follow along on social media using the hashtag #OneBostonDay.
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