WESTFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A statue honoring a beloved duck has been made it to its rightful spot in Stanley Park.
Officials with Stanley Park say the bronze statue memorializing Ozzie the duck has been placed on the center island of the duck pond, “where Ozzie will keep a watchful eye on his fellow ducks.”
Ozzie, who was a fixture in the park for many years, was killed in November 2011.
The community came together after Ozzie’s death and collected pennies to help create the statue in Ozzie’s likeness, which was unveiled last month.
“Ozzie touched many people in the years that he was at Stanley Park. The adornment and love for him was something beyond what the staff at Stanley Park could ever realize. We are so humbled by everyone, which is why we decided to create the memorial for Ozzie. We are thankful for all the donors and the Pennies for Ozzie campaign that helped make this remembrance to the fallen duck two years ago,” adds park director Bob McKean.