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Today the city of Boston will remember the two year anniversary of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings with a moment of silence and the start of a new tradition. Boston's Mayor Martin Walsh announced that from now on April 15 will be known as One Boston Day. The day will celebrate the "resiliency, generosity and strength" of Boston residents, and asks them to give back with acts of kindness and service.
"It's a day everyone should come together, spread goodwill throughout the city and recommit ourselves to our deepest values," Walsh told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.
Boston residence have accepted the Mayor's request, and have been using the hashtag #OneBostonDay to show on social media how they're giving back to their community.
Last week the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was found guilty on all of the 30 federal counts he faced, many of which carry the death penalty. His sentencing has yet to begin.
This year's Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20. A moment of silence will be held today at 2:49 p.m. ET to honor the victims of the bombing.