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April 22, 2013

Mass., N.H. to observe moment of silence today

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan are asking residents in both states to observe a moment of silence today at the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The one-minute silent tribute to victims is scheduled for 2:50 p.m. and will be followed by the ringing of bells in Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts. It marks one week since the attacks that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others.

Patrick issued the call Sunday in a joint appeal with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and One Fund Boston, a charity set up to help victims of the bombings.

Patrick and Menino say they are humbled by support from the public and the business community.

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