On the fourth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, hopeful messages sprang up around Boston and the rest of the country. The third annual One Boston Day was recognized with charitable acts and remembrances of those lost when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Volunteering and blood drives were among the activities Bostonians participated in on Saturday. Others, including former Vice President Joe Biden, took time to convey messages of perseverance in the face of tragedy and terror.
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) April 15, 2017
— Mayor Greg Fischer (@louisvillemayor) April 15, 2017
— Andrea J. Campbell (@CampbellforD4) April 15, 2017
Boston represents what it means to never yield, never cower, never stand down & lead the way. America owns the finish line. #OneBostonDay
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 15, 2017
— MIT Police (@MITPolice) April 15, 2017
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 15, 2017
— MA Red Cross Blood (@RedCrossBloodMA) April 15, 2017
— Dic Donohue (@DicDonohue) April 15, 2017
— Arlington, MA Police (@ArlingtonMAPD) April 15, 2017
— ChicagosMayor (@ChicagosMayor) April 15, 2017
— John Allison (@SouthBostonONS) April 15, 2017
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) April 14, 2017