LISTEN LIVE: Loading...

Advertisement

 

Boston marks 9 years since marathon bombings

Boston commemorated the ninth anniversary of the marathon bombings Friday.

Three people were killed and more than 260 were injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line on April 15, 2013.

The city now honors the victims and survivors each year on One Boston Day. The tradition highlights public service, along with virtues like generosity and resilience.

"Commemorating One Boston Day is a reminder to each one of us to never take a day for granted," Mayor Michelle Wu said earlier this week, "and to find some time to perform an act of kindness — however big or small — in your community."

Wu joined Gov. Charlie Baker for a wreath-laying ceremony Friday afternoon at the two memorial sites on Boylston Street, followed by a moment of silence.

Mayor Michelle Wu and Gov. Charlie Baker carry a wreath to place it at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 755 Boylston St., the site of the second bomb explosion, to honor those who died there. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Mayor Michelle Wu and Gov. Charlie Baker carry a wreath to place it at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 755 Boylston St., the site of the second bomb explosion, to honor those who died there. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Michelle Wu place a wreath of flowers at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 671 Boylston St., the site of the first bomb explosion. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Michelle Wu place a wreath of flowers at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 671 Boylston St., the site of the first bomb explosion. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Baker and Wu stand for a moment of silence at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 671 Boylston St. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Baker and Wu stand for a moment of silence at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 671 Boylston St. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Baker stands during a moment of silence at the site of the second bomb explosion. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Baker stands during a moment of silence at the site of the second bomb explosion. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Wu stands during a moment of silence at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 671 Boylston St. as the bells toll at the Old South Church. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Wu stands during a moment of silence at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 671 Boylston St. as the bells toll at the Old South Church. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
People gathered at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 671 Boylston St. during the moment of silence as the bells toll from Old South Church. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
People gathered at the Marathon Bombing Memorial at 671 Boylston St. during the moment of silence as the bells toll from Old South Church. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Advertisement

 
Play
Listen Live
/00:00
Close