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University unveils statue of youngest Boston Marathon bombing victim

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- A life-size sculpture of the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings has been unveiled at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

The sculpture of 8-year-old Martin Richard is artist Victoria Guerina's representation of a well-known image of Martin holding a poster he made that read, "No More Hurting People... Peace."

Undated school Facebook photo of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard
Undated school photo of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard Lucia Brawley / Personal Photo

Martin's sister, Jane Richard, who lost a leg in the bombings, sang with a youth choir from the family's church in Dorchester during Saturday's ceremony, CBS Boston reported. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Martin's father, Bill Richard, were among those who spoke.

The sculpture stands in a pedestrian greenway linking the school's east and west campus.

The Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice was named last spring at Bridgewater State, where his parents, Bill and Denise Richard, met.

Martin was one of three people killed and more than 270 hurt in the 2013 bombings.

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