Boston marks 3rd anniversary of deadly marathon bombings

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People stop to photograph a Boston Strong banner hanging at Rowes Wharf on Friday, April 15, 2016, in Boston, to commemorate the third anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined dozens of others for a simple and somber wreath-laying ceremony to remember the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Baker, joined by the father of victim Krystle Campbell, bowed his head in silence on Friday morning after laying a wreath at the site of one explosion. Walsh, with the family of victim Martin Richard, placed a wreath at the second blast site.

At 2:49 p.m., a citywide moment of silence will mark the time when the first of two pressure cooker bombs detonated near the race’s end, killing three people and injuring over 260 others.

Throughout the day, residents will be taking part in blood drives, food and clothing collections and other community service projects to celebrate Boston’s generosity and resilience.

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