Commemorating the tragic events surrounding the 2013 Boston Marathon on One Boston Day will look a little different this year, due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Started in 2014, One Boston Day is a day of solemn reflection with acts of kindness – big and small, however with the region social distancing and staying home, the normal activities like park cleanups and donation drives that make up the day of service have taken on a new form for 2020.
“We won’t be able to host in-person memorials or volunteer projects for One Boston Day this year. But in many ways, the positive impact that people can make this year is bigger than ever,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement.
“The spirit behind One Boston Day is more important than ever. New data has shown that the next few weeks are critical in slowing the spread of the virus. This is a One Boston moment.”
Want to participate this year? Below is a list of suggested ideas from the folks at One Boston Day.