BOSTON, MA - APRIL 21: Running shoes are placed at a makeshift memorial for victims near the finish line of the Boston Marathon bombings at the intersection of Newbury Street and Darthmouth Street two days after the second suspect was captured on April 21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. A manhunt for Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing ended after he was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. His brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
One Boston Day is a time to honor the strength and generosity of those who helped lift the city up after tragedy struck on April 15, 2013, and to remember the lives lost on that day.
Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker laid wreaths early Sunday at the spots along downtown Boylston Street where two bombs killed three spectators and maimed more than 260 others on April 15, 2013.
Honoring the victims, survivors
Walsh and Baker addressed families and survivors at a private ceremony inside the Boston Public Library. They were joined by Martin Richard's brother Henry and One Fund Center director Barbara Thorp.
Walsh: "On April 15, 2013, our city changed forever. But over the last five years, we've reclaimed hope."
One Boston Day was created to honor the resiliency, generosity and strength shown by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy that happened at the marathon on April 15, 2013.
Each year on April 15, organizations, individuals and businesses rally for a day of service to celebrate the generosity of the Boston community. It’s a chance to pay it forward with a simple act of kindness or share community connections. From service opportunities to performances, here are a few ideas.
The Boston 25 News team joined the Red Cross in donating blood and platelets on Sunday morning.
For a full list of the One Boston Day events, click here.
Security is tight for Monday's 122nd running of the iconic race.