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Martin’s Park Opens in Boston

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 12:46 pm

[Headline from DRJ]

WBUR BostonMartin’s Park Opens To Honor 8-Year-Old Victim Of Boston Marathon Bombing:

Hundreds of people gathered at a playground Saturday to honor the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings.

The newly opened Martin’s Park is named in memory of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the 2013 terrorist attack.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh touts the park, along South Boston’s waterfront, as an architectural feat and an example of the resolve of the city and the Richard family.

Bill Richard said that his kids loved parks because when you live in the city, parks are your backyard. What a great family to take an awful event for them — all injured, plus losing 8-year-old Martin, and their 6-year-old daughter Jane lost a leg — and turn it into an incredibly fun, disability-friendly park for everyone.

Six years in the making, the Park is built on City-donated land but funded by private donations with a private endowment to pay for future maintenance. It truly is a beautiful gift to everyone in Martin’s memory.

God bless them.

— Drj

One Response to “Martin’s Park Opens in Boston”

  1. Bernie gonna honor the occasion by giving bomber mail-in ballot.

    harkin (58d012)

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