Subdued remembrance will mark 2 years since marathon bombing

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BOSTON - APRIL 15: Police officers with their guns drawn hear the second explosion down the street. The first explosion knocked down 78-year-old US marathon runner Bill Iffrig at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 15: Two explosions went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 15: (EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS IMAGE CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT) Destruction and injured people at the site of the one of the explosions that went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. Barricades hindered the EMS from getting to the injured. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FILE - This Monday, April 15, 2013 photo provided by Bob Leonard shows Tamerlan Tsarnaev, third from left, who was dubbed Suspect No. 1 and second from left, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, who was dubbed Suspect No. 2 in the Boston Marathon bombings by law enforcement. This image was taken approximately 10-20 minutes before the blast. (AP Photo/Bob Leonard)
BOSTON - APRIL 15: A second explosion goes off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
FILE - In this April 15, 2013, file photo, Emergency Medical Services EMT Paul Mitchell, left, Carlos Arredondo, center, and Devin Wang, rear, push Jeff Bauman in a wheelchair after he was injured in one of two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston. Opening statements are scheduled Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in the federal death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for allegedly conspiring with his brother to place twin bombs near the finish line of the race, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: A man is loaded into an ambulance after he was injured by one of two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon near Copley Square on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Runner John Ounao crying when he finds friends after several explosions rocked the finish of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 15, 2013. At least two people were killed and 22 wounded when two explosions struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, sparking scenes of panic, police said. The streets were littered with debris and blood and paramedics raced off with stretchers as police locked down the area, witness said. TV footage showed an explosion sending up a white plume of smoke along the sidelines of the race. AFP PHOTO/John MOTTERN (Photo credit should read JOHN MOTTERN/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 15: Two officials run away from the first explosion, right, on Boylston Street at the 177th Boston Marathon, April 15, 2013. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
First responders load injured people into an ambulance where two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, April 15, 2013. Two powerful explosions rocked the finish line area of the Boston Marathon near Copley Square and police said many people were injured. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Runners and spectators flee from the scene where two explosions occurred along the final stretch of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Monday, April 15, 2013. Two powerful explosions rocked the finish line area of the Boston Marathon near Copley Square and police said many people were injured. Photographer: Kelvin Ma/Bloomberg via Getty Images
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 15: Boston Police struggle to remove barricades to reach victims of the first explosion that went off near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon,. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 15: A person who was injured in the first explosion is wheeled across the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 15: (EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS IMAGE CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT) A person who was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon is taken away from the scene on a stretcher. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: A runner sits near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
FILE - In this Monday, April 15, 2013 file, an unidentified Boston Marathon runner cries as she leaves the course near Copley Square in Boston after two explosions at the finish line. The Boston Marathon bombing has been selected the sports story of the year in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)
FILE - In this image from video provided by WBZ TV, a bomb explodes near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/WBZTV) MANDATORY CREDIT
FILE - This photo provided by Bruce Mendelsohn shows one of the sites of two bombs detonated during the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston on Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Bruce Mendelsohn) MANDATORY CREDIT: BRUCE MENDELSOHN
Medical workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion Monday, April 15, 2013 in Boston. Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon on Monday, killing at least two people, injuring at least 22 others and sending authorities rushing to aid wounded spectators. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Trash is strewn on the street near the finish line of the Boston Marathon where several explosions rocked the event April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. At least two people were killed and 22 wounded when two explosions struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, sparking scenes of panic, police said. The streets were littered with debris and blood and paramedics raced off with stretchers as police locked down the area, witness said. TV footage showed an explosion sending up a white plume of smoke along the sidelines of the race. AFP PHOTO/John MOTTERN (Photo credit should read JOHN MOTTERN/AFP/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: A swat team arrives at the corner of Stuart Street and Dartmouth Street after two explosive devices detonated at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 16: Newspapers are on sale at a stand on Newbury Street on April 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Security is especially tight in the city of Boston after two explosions went off near the finish of the Marathon, killing three people and injuring at least 141 others. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
A mourner places a note with flowers at a police barricade near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with metal shards, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
This Friday, April 19, 2013 image made available by the Massachusetts State Police shows a police vehicle probing the boat where 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was hiding in Watertown, Mass. He was pulled, wounded and bloody, from the boat parked in the backyard of a home in the Greater Boston area. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)
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In this Friday, April 19, 2013 file photo provided by the Massachusetts State Police, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leans over in a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty in the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured more than 260 others. His brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died following a shootout with police. The Boston Marathon bombing has been selected the sports story of the year in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy, File)
This Friday, April 19, 2013 image made available by the Massachusetts State Police shows 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, hiding inside a boat during a search for him in Watertown, Mass. He was pulled, wounded and bloody, from the boat parked in the backyard of a home in the Greater Boston area. Two U.S. officials say the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings was unarmed when police captured him hiding inside a boat in a neighborhood back yard. Authorities originally said they had exchanged gunfire with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for more than one hour Friday evening before they were able to subdue him. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)
This April 19, 2013, Massachusetts State Police photo, shows the boat where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hides in Watertown, Mass. Tsarnaev, 19, was captured later that night. Sean Murphy, photographer of this image, said it was made from the point-of-view where a law enforcement sniper took a position before the capture of Tsarnaev at the boat (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)
In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, tactical emergency medical technicians tend to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, partially obscured center, at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. Photos of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect's surrender have been posted on the Boston Magazine website. The additional images, made public Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 were among those released to the magazine last month by a state police photographer. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)
This still frame from video shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev visible through an ambulance after he was captured in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)
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Race fans with a "Boston Strong" flag cheer for competitors near the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
A fan wears a Boston Bruins jersey bearing the Boston area code and "Boston Strong," remembering the city's solidarity after the Boston Marathon bombing in April, before Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 02: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox lays the World Series trophy and the 'Boston Strong 617' jersey onto the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street during the World Series victory parade on November 2, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
A "B Strong" logo adorns the grass in centerfield at Fenway Park while the Boston Red Sox work out on Wednesday, Oct., 2, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox will pay tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings when the AL division series opens Friday. The logo matches the patch the team has worn since the April 15 explosions. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)
BOSTON - MARCH 15: A bagpiper wears a Boston Strong jersey during the St. Patrick's Day Parade in the South Boston neighborhood on March 15, 2015. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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BOSTON (AP) - Boston will mark the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings Wednesday with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness.

Mayor Marty Walsh and other officials will raise commemorative banners on Boylston Street early Wednesday. A moment of silence follows at 2:49 p.m., marking the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line April 15, 2013. Church bells will then ring throughout the city.

Mayor Walsh has also declared April 15 "One Boston Day," a new tradition meant to honor the city's resilience and spread goodwill.

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: A detailed view of orange banners on Boylston Street commemorating the two-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, on April 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two years ago, two pressure cooker bombs killed three and injured an estimated 264 others during the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: Boston police officer Roy Broussard observes a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. ET near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street, commemorating the two-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, on April 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two years ago, two pressure cooker bombs killed three and injured an estimated 264 others during the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox players, fans and a Boston Police officer pause for a moment of silence at 2:49pm, the time of the first bomb explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, at the start of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Boston marked the second anniversary of the bombings with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Marathon survivor Jeff Bauman, right, is embraced by Carlos Arredondo, who helped save his life, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Boston marked the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings with a subdued remembrance that includes a moment of silence, the pealing of church bells and a call for kindness. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 15: A detailed view of a memorial on Boylston Street commemorating the two-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, on April 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two years ago, two pressure cooker bombs killed three and injured an estimated 264 others during the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
Flowers placed on the Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston St. on April 8, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, was found guilty on all 30 counts related to his involvement in the 2013 bombing, which resulted in three deaths and over 250 injuries. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
A mourner places a note with flowers at a police barricade near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with metal shards, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Flowers and a note to the victims signed "From All Italian Runners" are placed by a Boston police barricade near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with metal shards, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Detroit Tigers' fan Tab Waterman, of Portland, Ore., holds a sign in honor of the victims of the Monday bombings at the Boston Marathon as he stands outside the Seattle Mariners' ballpark before a baseball game against the Tigers Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Seattle. Waterman is dressed as Tigers manager Jim Leyland. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
A Massachusetts National Guard member adjusts a barrier near a makeshift memorial on Boylston Streetnear the site where a day earlier explosions killed three and injured more than 140 in Boston, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The bombs that blew up seconds apart at the finish line of one of the world's most storied races left the streets spattered with blood and glass, and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A message written on a banner seen during a vigil on the Boston Common on April 16, 2013 in Boston, in the aftermath of two explosions that struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. Investigators said the range of suspects and motives in the grisly Boston bombings remained 'wide open' as experts assessed remnants of the crude devices designed to inflict maximum suffering. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: The outside of Yankee Stadium supports the victims of the bombings at the Boston Marathon before the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks the New York Yankees on April 16, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. In light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday, New York City has increased security. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Flowers and signs adorn a barrier at Boylston Street near the of finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions, which killed at least three and injured more than 140, in Boston, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The bombs that blew up seconds apart near the finish line left the streets spattered with blood and glass, and gaping questions of who chose to attack at the Boston Marathon and why. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
A jersey memorializing the victims of the Monday explosions at the Boston Marathon hangs in the Boston Red Sox dugout during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
NHL hockey referee Dan O'Rourke (9) wears a "Boston Strong" ribbon sticker on his helmet during an NHL hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the Buffalo Sabres in Boston Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The players and referees wore the ribbons to honor the victims of Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon which killed three people and injured more than 170 others. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
A Boston Bruins jersey with the number of Boston's area code and the words "Boston Strong" hangs in the locker of Bruins player Jay Pandolfo at TD Garden in Boston, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, after an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in the aftermath of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)
Boston Bruins starters, including defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44), stand next to a ribbon projected onto the ice at TD Garden in Boston, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, during a ceremony before an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in the aftermath of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Photos from left, Martin Richard, 8, Lu Lingzi, a Boston University graduate student, and Krystle Campbell, 29, hang at a makeshift memorial near the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions, which killed at least three and injured more than 140, Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Boston. The three were killed in the explosions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Two young boys leave messages with chalk on a sidewalk near the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions, which killed at least three and injured more than 140, Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Bracelets are on display that honor Boston's bombing victims, at the Salt Lake City Marathon, on Saturday, April 20, 2013, Salt Lake City. Marathoners paused for a moment of silence Saturday morning then joined in a rousing albeit rain-filled rendition of "Sweet Caroline" to honor Boston's bombing victims. (AP Photo/Melissa Majchrzak)
Boston Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin (35) pauses during warm ups before an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Saturday, April 20, 2013, in Boston. A fan holds up a sign of support for the city in the background, (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett. right, and teammates bow their heads during a moment of silence for those injured and killed in the Boston Marathon bombings before the start of Game 1 of an NBA playoff basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Sarah Vieira, 13, of Dartmouth, Mass., has "Boston Strong" written on her face during a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Playing at home for the first time since two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line killed three people and wounded more than 180 others, the Red Sox honored the victims and the survivors with a pregame ceremony and an emotional video of scenes from Monday's race. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Boston Red Sox's Pedro Ciriaco wears a 'B strong patch during a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston, Saturday, April 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
The Washington Nationals mascot Screech pauses during a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
A person writes on a poster at a makeshift memorial in Copley Square on Boylston Street in Boston, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Traffic was allowed to flow all the way down Boylston Street on Wednesday morning for the first time since two explosions on April 15.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Various items are displayed at a makeshift memorial in Copley Square on Boylston Street in Boston, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Traffic was allowed to flow all the way down Boylston Street on Wednesday morning for the first time since two explosions on April 15. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Running shoes hang from a makeshift memorial in Copley Square on Boylston Street in Boston, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Traffic was allowed to flow all the way down Boylston Street on Wednesday morning for the first time since two explosions killed three people and injured many on April 15. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick visit the makeshift memorial to the Boston Marathon bombing victims in Copley Square in Boston, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Boston Marathon bombing victim Heather Abbott, center, of Newport, R.I., throws out the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston. Abbott plans to spend marathon day in 2014 where she should have been last year: with her friends at the restaurant where she was waiting in line when the bombs went off. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman acknowledges cheering fans before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park prior to a baseball between the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Phillies in Boston, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Runners who were unable to finish the Boston Marathon on April 15 because of the bombings cross the finish line on Boylston Street after the city allowed them to finish the last mile of the race in Boston, Saturday, May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
William and Patricia Campbell, parents of Krystle Campbell, who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, wave a "Boston Strong" banner before Game 4 in the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Boston on Friday, June 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Collin Matthews, of Danvers, Mass., finishes the Boston Athletic Association 10k in Boston, Sunday, June 23, 2013. More than 6,400 runners took part in Boston's first major race since the April marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds of others. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
A "B Strong" logo adorns the grass in centerfield at Fenway Park while the Boston Red Sox work out on Wednesday, Oct., 2, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox will pay tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings when the AL division series opens Friday. The logo matches the patch the team has worn since the April 15 explosions. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)
Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes places the championship trophy and a Red Sox baseball jersey at the Boston Marathon Finish Line during a pause in their World Series victory rolling rally in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, to remember those affected by the Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Ashland, Mass. police officers guard a memorial wreath at the site of the first bomb explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston. Vice President Joe Biden attended ceremonies Tuesday to honor victims, first responders, and doctors and nurses who helped them, following the April 15, 2013 bombings, during a tribute in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Flowers lay at a memorial stone after a one-year remembrance ceremony for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer Sean Collier on campus in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, April 18, 2014. Authorities say Collier was slain by the suspects of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Marathon runner Jessica Boucher, of Arlington, Va., places flowers at a memorial honoring the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston. The memorial is where the first explosion happened last year near the finish line. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Marla Fogelman, right, hangs a banner on the second floor over Marathon Sports store, the site of the first bomb blast in 2013, before the start of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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"April 15 is a date that has come to stand for our city's deepest values," Walsh has said. "One Boston Day will inspire all of us to come together as the community we are and share the spirit of Boston by giving back."

The relatively modest remembrance comes in contrast to 2014's commemoration of the attacks, which killed three people and injured more than 260 others.

Survivors, first responders and thousands of others gathered at the marathon finish line, and Vice President Joe Biden, at an earlier event, declared: "We are Boston. We are America. We respond. We endure. We overcome. And we own the finish line."

The new One Boston Day is partly inspired by survivors of the attacks, many of whom are now doing charitable works.

Liz Norden, a Stoneham resident whose two adult sons - J.P. and Paul - each lost a leg in the attack, has set up a nonprofit called A Leg Forever to help other amputees pay for costs that insurance won't cover. She says the work has been therapeutic.

"My boys had so much help from the generosity of people from everywhere," Norden said this week. "If you lose your leg to a horrific accident, you don't have the media coverage or the resources that my family was so blessed to have. So it's important that we try to help other amputees that don't have that."

People are encouraged to share their random acts of kindness using the Twitter hashtag OneBostonDay. The city has also launched a website - www.onebostonday.org.

An elementary school in Reading says students will be writing thank-you letters to local police and fire departments. The Hyatt Regency Boston will be accepting donations of new or gently worn men's sneakers for St. Francis House, a Boston homeless shelter.

Jurors in the trial of marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, meanwhile, have been warned to avoid anniversary events and this year's race. The Boston Marathon - one of the world's premiere running events - takes place April 20; the penalty phase in Tsarnaev's trial begins the next day.

The jury has already convicted Tsarnaev of all 30 charges against him. In the next phase, they weigh sentencing the 21-year-old ethnic Chechen to death or life in prison.

Norden says nothing short of execution is warranted.

"He destroyed so many families that day," she said. "I want the ultimate justice."

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Associated Press writers Denise Lavoie and Rodrique Ngowi contributed to this report.

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