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Boston holds moment of silence for anniversary of bombing

Boston holds moment of silence for anniversary of bombing

The city of Boston held a moment of silence on Sunday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing that left three people dead and at least 260 wounded.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh (D) spoke to bombing survivors, family members and elected officials gathered for a private ceremony at the Boston Public Library’s Central Branch on Sunday.

"You’re heroes to each other, and you’re heroes to all who’ve had a chance to hear your stories,” Baker said on Sunday morning, according to the Boston Globe.

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"And the same goes for those people who were damaged by the events of that day, who have found a positive path forward, a way to build a new life, a different one, but a good one on the heels of that tragedy," he added.

The governor and mayor laid wreaths at the spots along Boylston Street where the bombings occurred.

Among other commemorations, the old South Church’s bells were rung on Sunday to mark the moment that the first bomb exploded five years ago and Sunday was deemed “One Boston Day” which is devoted to blood drive and kindness, the Associated Press reported.