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Photos: Boston Raises Banners At Bombing Sites On 'One Boston Day'

Boston Marathon survivor Jane Richard, left, watches as her brother Henry removes a drape covering a memorial honoring victims and survivors at one of two blast sites near the finish line in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Boston Marathon survivor Jane Richard, left, watches as her brother Henry removes a drape covering a memorial honoring victims and survivors at one of two blast sites near the finish line in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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Mounted on light poles, the banners are yellow-orange, with the word "Boston" and a road inside a white heart.

Marathon bombing survivors, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker unveiled the banners early Wednesday — the second anniversary of the attack — at the sites of the two bomb blasts on Boylston Street.

Walsh has declared the day One Boston Day and is asking Bostonians to recognize the anniversary by performing small acts of kindness.

Bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who lost two legs in the attack, called One Boston Day a day "of remembrance and celebration."

Jeff Bauman, right, walks past one of two blast sites with Carlos Arredondo, who helped save his life, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston Wednesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Jeff Bauman, right, walks past one of two blast sites with Carlos Arredondo, who helped save his life, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston Wednesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Added Baker in a statement:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, who seek to make sense of that awful day two years ago. In many respects, those most affected by the events of two years ago have shown us all the way back – with their courage, grace and determination. They honor the past, remember and treasure loved ones lost and injured, and look forward to a better future. We should strive to do the same.

Below are photos from today's events:

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jane Richard holds the hand of her brother Henry, center, as their family walks down Boylston Street with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh after a ceremony honoring the victims and survivors of the bombing. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jane Richard holds the hand of her brother Henry, center, as their family walks down Boylston Street with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh after a ceremony honoring the victims and survivors of the bombing. (Charles Krupa/AP)

— Alex Ashlock (@aashlock) April 15, 2015







This article was originally published on April 15, 2015.

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