One Boston Day 2020 to be Citywide Day of Reflection, Prayer, and Unity

The sixth annual One Boston Day on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 will mark the seventh anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.

One Boston Day encourages random acts of kindness and spreading goodwill. Over the past five years on this day, activities across the City give individuals an opportunity 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.

This year, One Boston Day will look a bit different as the City continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. There will not be any in-person memorial services or volunteer projects. Instead, Mayor Walsh has proclaimed April 15, 2020 a “citywide day of reflection, prayer, and unity” and encourages Boston residents to “stand together by staying apart.”

The City has come up with a list of random acts of kindness that can be done while social distancing and remaining at home. See how many you can do and add your own ideas in the comments section below.

Share your reflections on the meaning of One Boston Day on social media using the hashtag #OneBostonDay.

One Reply to “One Boston Day 2020 to be Citywide Day of Reflection, Prayer, and Unity

  1. #OneBostonDay! I remember it all to well. I was at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital visiting with my dear beloved sister, Mary Akanki, who was hospitalized on April 4th with Acute Leukemia! We watched the Boston Marathon with great intensity! We were so astounded by the news and the hospital went on Code Alert and the Entrance were closed, media, armed police and others were stationed at the entrance! I was inside the hospital until after visiting hours like most nights while she was there. My sister, Mary passed at the Brigham’s on April 28, 2013! We were very close; she was responsible for my coming to Boston during the Civil Rights Movement after I graduated high school in 1969! We spent some amazing times together in Boston that I will always remember her! I am the youngest of 11 children! Thank you Mayor Walsh for your leadership and your kindred spirit! We appreciate and love you!

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