Officials say that a groundbreaking will be held for a newly designed park which is dedicated to the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon attacks.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Eight-year-old Martin Richard was the youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim. Soon, work on his park begins. <a href="https://t.co/Ke4Vg48otG">https://t.co/Ke4Vg48otG</a></p>— WBUR (@WBUR) <a href="https://twitter.com/WBUR/status/871660369172758528">June 5, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The innocent child who lost his life on that terrible day was 8 year old Martin Richard, and he was one of three people killed when two bombs that were planted near the finish line of the Boston Marathon exploded in the infamous terror attack on April 15th of 2013.
Members of the Richard family will now celebrate the beginning of the construction of “Martin’s Park” this coming Wednesday at 1 Pm, alongside a memorial service to honor the victims shortly after.
The two leaders of the dedication will be both Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker, and Democratic Boston Mayor Martin Walsh who are crossing party lines to be united to serve the remembrance of the victims.
Blueprints show that the state of the art park will be located near the Boston Children’s Museum which is on the South Boston waterfront, and it will include a small sculpture animals, binoculars, slides, monkey bars, a basket swing, play ship, timber maze climber, and a water garden.
The Boston Premiere at the Boch Center Wang Theater just this past April in a charity event raised over $76,000 for the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation.
The Foundation is named in honor of Martin Richard, who was eight years old when he was tragically killed at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 on Boylston Street.
According to the city, the goal is to create a space for children and families to learn, grow and play while also honoring the innocents who lost their lives in that horrific tragedy.