MEDFORD, Mass. (CBS/AP) — In a celebration of life, hundreds gathered behind city hall in Medford for the official ground breaking of the Krystle Campbell peace garden.
The Krystle Campbell Peace Garden is being built near Medford City Hall. Campbell was one of the four people killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and aftermath. She lived one block from city hall.READ MORE: Man Secretly Buys Ice Cream For Everyone In Line At Nanabette's In Woburn
The ceremony was held Sunday and was attended by many family members of victims, as well as by survivors.
Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn says the project will cost approximately $1.2 million.
It will feature four plaques arranged as a compass with the names of the victims, as well as four fountains that represent each victim. A taller fifth fountain will represent the world and is meant to honor all who were injured in the bombing.
“The fifth fountain is representing the world and our quest for world peace,” the mayor said.
Marathon survivors Celeste Corcoran and Jeff Bauman says the garden not only symbolizes peace but love and hope.READ MORE: Massachusetts State House Remains Closed To Public Weeks After COVID Restrictions Lifted
“The best revenge we can have against the terrorists of this world is to live our lives to the fullest and live my life to the fullest,” Corcoran said.
The garden will be surrounded by sidewalks along with icons of the Boston Marathon route.
Survivor Patrick Downes was also among the speakers at the event, saying “we’re here to honor our guardian angels.”
Campbell’s father also spoke to the crowd.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports
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