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Ground Breaks on Park to Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Martin Richard

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    Martin Richard, the youngest victim killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, is being honored with the dedication of a park in his memory.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017)

    The youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing has been honored during a ceremony to break ground on a park to be built in his memory.

    The family of 8-year-old Martin Richard joined Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and a crowd of supporters at a touching ceremony at the park site on the South Boston waterfront Wednesday.

    Martin Richard was among three people killed when two bombs exploded near the marathon finish line on April 15, 2013.

    Martin's younger sister, Jane, lost a leg in the bombing. She says the park will have wheelchair ramps so it's accessible to everyone. She says the park will also have a pirate ship, a bucket swing and an amphitheater.

    The park is expected to open in the fall of 2018.

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