Everyone is welcome to attend a ground-breaking ceremony for the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden, which is being created to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The event is taking place on Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 PM in front of 101 Riverside Avenue (in Medford Square in front of the Senior Center). A luncheon & musical entertainment will follow.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Peace Garden:
A pathway leading to the garden will be sprinkled with bronze plaques identifying many of the mile markers along the Marathon route from Hopkinton to Heartbreak Hill, to Cleveland Circle and other points that lead to the finish line, which is the Peace Garden. The Peace Garden will consist of a central seating area focused on four fountains, representing the four victims, surrounding a taller, fifth fountain which represents the world and honors all who were injured in the Bombings. Plaques representing the lives of Krystle, Sean, Martin and Lingzi will be laid out as the four points on a compass. The park will include additional seating, plantings, Krystle’s favorite flower, the Sunflower, lighting, fencing, a flag pole, walkways and pedestrian and bicycle connections to the Clippership Park. The theme of the park will be to inspire humanity, diversity and inclusion.
The estimated project cost for the project is approximately $1 million dollars. State and federal grants and pledged in-kind donations are expected to cover the cost.