Sanford remembers Trayvon Martin two years after his death
By Carmen Carroquino, Associate Producer -
SANFORD, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -
Participants at a Trayvon Memorial in Sanford were preaching unity on Saturday, as the community remembers the teenager just days after he would have celebrated his 19th birthday.
Dozens of people gathered in the rain at the Goldsboro Welcome Center, which is home to the Trayvon Martin memorial.
The then 17-year-old died two years ago. Last summer, George Zimmerman was acquitted for his death.
At Saturday's memorial, Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith showed up to show his support.
"This is a celebration of this young man's life," Smith said. "We were invited to come and be a part of it. And I think it's important that as city officials, and as the police chief here, to be a part of the celebrations that happen here and throughout the city, regardless of what they are."
While Saturday's memorial focused on remembering Martin, many spoke out on issues of social injustice.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people, including Martin's parents, were in Miami on Saturday for the 2nd Annual Trayvon Martin Peace Walk.