BOSTON (CBS) – Vice President Joe Biden, actor Mark Wahlberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Red Sox icon David Ortiz were among the familiar faces in a video released Tuesday urging residents to participate in “One Boston Day,” which will now be an annual tradition.
On Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh issued a proclamation that permanently designates April 15 as One Boston Day in the city.READ MORE: Salmonella Outbreak Includes 7 Sick People In Massachusetts
The day “encourages random acts of kinds and spreading of goodwill.” One Boston Day was created last year as a way to give back to the community that came together in the aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
A moment of silence will be held at 2:49 p.m. on April 15 in the city, marking the third year since the bombings.
Church bells will ring throughout Boston at that time.READ MORE: Acadia National Park In Maine On Track For A Record Year
In a video posted on the One Boston Day website, local and nationally recognizable figures encouraged residents to participate.
Residents are asked to participate in acts of kindness such as participating in a community service project or giving blood.
Boston leaders have organized several One Boston Day events to help residents participate in One Boston Day.
A donation drive for Flint, Mich., will take place in several locations throughout the city. A sneaker drive has also been set up to benefit St. Francis House.MORE NEWS: Bill To Scrap MCAS Test Is Subject Of Virtual Public Hearing
For more information, visit the One Boston Day website.