Washington (April 15, 2016) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) released the following statement on One Boston Day and the third anniversary of the Boston Marathon attacks.


“One Boston Day is about transforming tragedy into triumph. It’s about celebrating togetherness in the aftermath of terror. It’s about a city, a state and a community of people that picked up the debris of an attack and rebuilt a stronger home. I thank Mayor Walsh for his leadership in starting this tradition that reminds us that the strength and compassion that defined us on that tragic day three years ago will never be forgotten.


“We will always remember Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lu Lingzi, Officer Sean Collier and the 232 innocent people who were wounded in the bombings. We thank the brave men and women of law enforcement who ran towards the danger during and after the attacks. We honor the greatest first responders in the world along with the medical workers, caregivers, Armed Forces, and countless more who provided the care, support and love that brought the promise of recovery.


“Today, on One Boston Day, let us celebrate hope, generosity and the shining city on a hill that continues to be a beacon of humanity for the world.”