A tribute to the victims of the 1993 bombing in Boston has been unveiled.
The 50th birthday of the bombing of the Massachusetts city on March 18, 1993, has been announced in a statement from the Boston Police Department.
The anniversary of this day marks the 50th year since the bombing and is celebrated as a day to reflect on our history, community and future.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he was thrilled to see the tribute, which will be unveiled at a ceremony on April 1.
“We are a city of incredible diversity, of incredible people, of great values and a city built by immigrants,” Mr Walsh said.
He said the anniversary of a day that changed the course of America, a city that was a centre of innovation, and a place where people of all faiths and backgrounds come together to celebrate their love of life.
Mr Walsh said the 50-year anniversary of that day in 1993 was a watershed moment in the city’s history.
Last year, Mayor Walsh and other city leaders unveiled a $100 million memorial fund that will help fund community initiatives to commemorate the day.
More than $500 million of the fund will be spent on a commemorative plaque that will be installed at City Hall, the Boston Children’s Museum and the Boston Public Library.
There will also be a memorial service at St Paul’s Cathedral on April 8 and a vigil at Fenway Park on April 9.
This year’s event will be held at the City Hall.
Earlier in the year, Mr Walsh announced a $1.5 million memorial gift to the Massachusetts state police to honour the city and its police officers and to provide them with the tools they need to help protect Boston and its residents.
It was the largest single donation to the police force in Boston history.
Mr Walsh also announced a fund to commemorate all the people who have been killed in the bombing, with a $50,000 donation to a charity of Mr Walsh’s choosing.
A number of other groups will also receive donations in the wake of the attack.
On Friday, Boston Mayor Marty Balderston announced the formation of a task force to assist police in their investigations into the bombing.
Authorities are also trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the bombing itself.
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