A visit to the One Boston Day web page at http://www.onebostonday.org/#intro posed the following question: "April 15th marks the beginning of a new annual Boston tradition: One Boston Day. This day will be a celebration of the resiliency, generosity, and strength of the people that make Boston the great city it is. What will you do?"
Well, today, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, students from several area schools provided their own answer to that question by dropping by and visiting several neighborhood police stations to deliver a message of love, support and appreciation to Boston Police Officers across the city. Said one officer: "Gotta love the kids. For them to take the time to make and deliver posters, pictures and thank you cards for our officers means a lot." As you can see by the photos above, the kids who visited our officers today most certainly embodied and personified the spirit and intention of One Boston Day. Said Mayor Walsh: "One Boston Day inspired all of us to come together as the community we are and share the spirit of Boston by giving back."
At 2:49pm, a moment of silence and pealing of the city's church bells was held to commemorate the second anniversary of the attack on our Boston Marathon. At the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston Street, community members gathered to solemnly reflect upon and remember those we lost on that tragic day two years ago. Said a visitor from out of town who requested anonymity: "They tried to hurt and weaken your city, but they only made it stronger."