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星期一, 4月 11, 2016

波士頓市長指定4月15日為永久性的波士頓團結日

波士頓市長馬丁華殊(Martin Walsh)今(4月11)日宣佈,指定4月15日為永久性的“波士頓團結日(One Boston Day)“,藉以誌記波士頓人和世界各地人士當年面對悲痛時,聯袂展現的靈活應變,慷慨與堅強。

4月15日這天的下午2:49分,波士頓市府將舉行默哀儀式, 追悼在波士頓馬拉松爆炸案中不幸遇難的三人。全市教堂也將同時響起鐘聲。

波士頓市長馬丁華殊表示,4月15日已成為波士頓人最深沈價值觀的代表,人們也將持續為這天在波士頓市及世界各地所帶動出來的精神所驚嘆。他非常榮幸能簽署這份宣佈書,以期從此以後的每一個4月15日,都能啟發人們伸出友誼之手來幫助有需要的人,並致力隨時展現仁慈,藉以向波士頓市的勇氣、決心、團結致意。

他說,“波士頓團結日”將鼓勵人們在全市各地隨心所至的展現善意,也鼓勵人們回饋社區。從2015年開始的這一新傳統,源自許多倖存者希望把他們在2013年的那場波士頓馬拉松爆炸事件中得到的善心及慷慨照顧,傳遞出去。

波士頓市政府已推出 onebostonday.org這一網址,容許個人及組織在那上面分享“波士頓團結日”這天的各自行動計畫。人們也可用推特#OneBostonDay,來分享。


MAYOR WALSH ISSUES PROCLAMATION PERMANENTLY DESIGNATING APRIL 15 AS ONE BOSTON DAY
City to lead moment of silence at 2:49 p.m.
BOSTON - Monday, April 11, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today issued aproclamation permanently designating April 15 as "One Boston Day."  Last year marked the beginning of this new annual Boston tradition that serves as an opportunity to celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston and those around the world in response to the tragedy of April 15, 2013.

"April 15 is a date that has come to stand for our city's deepest values, and we continue to be amazed by the spirit of the day, in the City, and around the world," said Mayor Walsh. "I am proud to sign this proclamation so that every April 15 we are inspired to come together to honor the bravery, the resolve and the unity of the City by reaching out, helping those in need, committing random acts of kindness."

"One Boston Day" encourages random acts of kindness and spreading goodwill, and activities across the City will encourage individuals to give back to their community. The new tradition came together in 2015 based on the desire expressed by many survivors to pass on the kindness, generosity and support they received following the 2013 Boston Marathon.

The City of Boston has launched onebostonday.org, where individuals and organizations can share their plans for One Boston Day and are encouraged to use the hashtag #OneBostonDay.  As in the past, Hill Holliday is serving as the creative and digital marketing partner to help spread awareness and raise the visibility of One Boston Day.

Moment of Silence

The City of Boston will hold a moment of silence at 2:49 p.m. on April 15 to mark the three-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings and church bells will then ring throughout the City.  Mayor Walsh is encouraging people outside of the City, and around the world, to join Bostonians in the moment of silence.