BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The governor and the mayor of Boston participated in a Boston Strong celebration this weekend.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh will participate Saturday in the unveiling of a tribute to unity in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

They were joined by marathon Executive Director Thomas Grilk.

“When trouble hits here, when there is adversity, people respond and they respond with strength and resilience,” he said, “And never more than on that awful, awful day.”

The unveiling took place at the Bowker Overpass at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Charlesgate West. Two banners now hang from the overpass.

The tribute will be visible to runners in the 120th Boston Marathon on April 18.

“On Marathon Monday, 30,000 runners are going to be coming down (Commonwealth Avenue) and if they need any inspiration by this point, and sometimes they do, they’re certainly going to see inspiration here,” said Walsh.

This year’s race is the third since two pressure cooker bombs were set off near the finish line in 2013, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

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