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Peace Garden to Honor Boston Marathon Victim Krystle Campbell Unveiled

Garden for Campbell is located outside the Medford Senior Center

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    A new garden in memory of a Boston Marathon bombing victim has been unveiled in Medford, Massachusetts. (Published Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016)

    A new garden in memory of a Boston Marathon bombing victim was unveiled Sunday in Medford, Massachusetts.

    Krystle Campbell was 29 when she was killed in the 2013 bombings on Boylston Street.

    To honor her memory, the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden was built outside the Medford Senior Center on Riverside Avenue, just a block away from where Campbell used to live.

    The garden has four fountains to represent not only Campbell, but 8-year-old Martin Richard, 23-year-old Lingzi Lu and MIT officer Sean Collier who were all lost in the tragedy.

    Memorial plaques for each of the victims have been placed in the garden.

    Campbell's family attended Sunday's unveiling, along with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and some of the survivors of the marathon bombings.

    Bill Cambell, Krystle's father, says the garden reminds him a lot of what his daughter loved in life.

    "I hope people get calmness and relaxed when they come here, be able to look at the water and take it all in," Campbell said. "How lucky we are to be alive and that's really the rules she lived by."

    More than $100,000 was raised by the city of Medford and the Friends of Krystle Campbell Group to pay for the garden.

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