America joined in a national day of remembrance on Wednesday, commemorating the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Though that day took place more than a decade ago, the events are still fresh in the mind of all Americans, and those who lost their lives have never been forgotten.

Five months ago, Boston was struck by another tragedy, resulting in four deaths and leaving dozens wounded.

But such unspeakable hardship can bring out the best in a city, uniting individuals for one common goal. NESN’s Adam Pellerin has the story how Bostonians chose to do their part to honor the victims.