Mayor Walsh, Gov. Baker, victims’ families lay wreaths at sites of Boston Marathon bombings

April 15 marks the third anniversary of the attack.

Wreath ceremony for the Boston Marathon bombing Jean Nagy/Boston.com

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker honored the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings Friday morning by laying wreaths at the locations where the bombs went off on Boylston Street.

Walsh laid a wreath outside of Marathon Sports, and Baker placed one outside the site of the now-closed Forum restaurant, the two locations where bombs detonated on April 15, 2013, killing three and injuring more than 260 people.

04152016 Boston Ma Governor Charlie Baker and his wife during Wreath Laying ceremoney on Boylston Street with members of the Cambpell Family to honor Marathon Bombing victims. .Boston Globe/Staff Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

Baker and his wife during the wreath laying ceremony on Boylston Street with members of the Campbell family.

Those killed were 8-year-old Martin Richard, 23-year-old Lingzi Lu, and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell. Campbell’s father and other relatives and Martin’s family, including his father, Bill, mother, Denise, sister, Jane, and brother, Henry, were in attendance. Bill Richards and a man believed to be a relative of Lu helped position the wreath in front of the old Forum restaurant location, according to The Boston Globe.

Survivors and first responders, such as Carlos Arredondo, known as the “man in the cowboy hat,” also attended the wreath ceremony, according to the Globe.

04152016 Boston Ma Boston Mayor Marty Walsh with the Richards famity and others after a Wreath Laying ceremony on Boylston Street to honor Marathon Bombing victims. THeir were two ceremonies one with the Governor and one with the Mayor .Boston Globe/Staff Photographer Jonathan Wiggs

Walsh with the Richards family and others.

 April 15 is now known as “One Boston Day,” a day for the city to honor the anniversary of the bombings by spreading goodwill. According to onebostonday.org, more than 10,000 people have pledged to do an act of kindness on Friday.


Walsh will lead a moment of silence on City Hall Plaza at 2:49 p.m. Friday, the exact time at which the first bomb went off in 2013, to mark the third anniversary of the attack.

A handmade sign on Boylston Street.

A handmade sign on Boylston Street.

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