Cambodia Town leaders break ground on long-awaited Killing Fields Memorial Garden

Cambodia Town leaders gathered Sunday morning to ceremoniously break ground on a long-awaited community garden meant to honor the victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide.

The idea of remember the Khmer people killed during Pol Pot’s regime over four decades ago began in 2005. Designs were revealed in 2016 during the commemoration of the project’s organizers, the Killing Fields Memorial Center Inc. in cooperation with the Cambodian Veterans Inc. and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews’ office.

Now that construction permits have been secured, organizers expect to break ground on the Killing Fields Memorial Garden immediately and estimate completing the project sometime in 2021, though an exact date was not given.

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