Medford to build memorial garden in honor of Krystle Campbell

Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, Mass.
Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, Mass. –AP photo / Campbell family

The mayor of Medford today announced that a peace garden will be built in honor of Boston Marathon bombing victim Krystle Campbell, The Boston Globe reports.

The garden, which will be built in a neglected lot in front of a senior citizen center on Riverside Avenue, will include five fountains, four of which represent the four people killed in connection with the Marathon bombings.

Boston University graduate student Lingzi Lu and Martin Richard, 8, of Dorchester, were also killed the Boston Marathon bombings. Days after the blasts, MIT police officer Sean Collier was allegedly killed by the suspects.

Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, today called Campbell a “strong member of the community.’’

"It means so much to the community for us to have a chance to memorialize Krystle's legacy and all of the Campbell family's good deeds."

McGlynn was also joined by Campbell’s father, Bill Campbell, for today’s announcement.

The $1 million memorial garden will have walkways lined with plaques to sybolize the mile markers along the Marathon route and a flower garden that includes Campbell’s favorite flower –sunflowers.


Here is a look at sketches of the garden:

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