Peace garden opens in memory of Boston Marathon bombing victim

MEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Krystle Campbell was killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

Since that time, her family has been working on a way to honor her memory and help the community—Sunday, a peace garden was dedicated in Campbell’s honor.

Hundreds gathered in Medford Square at the new peace garden, named after Krystle Campbell.

Krystle was one of the four people killed during the marathon bombings.

The peace garden was created to honor and remember the victims, survivors and first responders of that day.

The main feature of the garden is a fountain with four pillars, each representing the four victims.

Their families laid flowers at each plaque, each bearing their name and a special symbol.

For 8-year-old Martin Richard—a baseball glove.

Boston University student Lingzi Lu had a book.

MIT officer, Sean Collier, had a badge.

Lastly, Krystle Campbell—a sunflower.

Her parents said they can feel Krystle’s spirit in the garden.

The place was built to serve as a peaceful sanctuary—a place to reflect on goodness and innocence for anyone who visits.

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