Moment of Silence Requested at 2:50 p.m. ET to Honor Victims of Boston Marathon Tragedy

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is asking residents to observe a moment of silence on Monday at 2:50 p.m. ET — the time the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon one week ago.

The one-minute silent tribute to victims and their families will be followed by the ringing of bells in Boston and around the Commonwealth.

The moment of silence will mark one week since the attacks that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others.

President Barack Obama will mark the moment privately at the White House, with no press coverage.

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