One year ago today, tragedy hit a quiet community in Florida when neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. The shooting has reverberated far beyond Sanford with people across the country trying to make sense of it and many mourning another young man gone too soon. While we may never know what really happened on that rainy night, the impact of the shooting will continue to be felt – by Trayvon’s family and friends seeking justice, by Zimmerman who faces a “stand your ground” hearing and possibly a trial, and by a nation grappling with the role of guns in the wake of the shooting deaths of children from Connecticut to Chicago and beyond.
Throughout the hearing and ongoing gun debate, our thoughts will be with Trayvon’s family. Here’s a look at how family, friends, and others across the U.S. are remembering Trayvon on the anniversary of his death.
[View the story "Remembering Trayvon Martin" on Storify]Remembering Trayvon MartinOne year ago today, tragedy hit Sanford, Florida when neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. The reverberations from the shooting are still being felt. Here's a look at how people across the country are remembering Trayvon on the anniversary of his death.Storified by Legacy.com· Tue, Feb 26 2013 09:56:04ONE YEAR LATER: join parents of Trayvon Martin for #MillionHoodies Candlelight Vigil. 2.26 Union Square NYC 6PM http://twitpic.com/c5p0ac RTMichael SkolnikWSVN-TV - Family and friends rally to remember Trayvon MartinNORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Political activists Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were among more than a hundred activists who atten...Jamie Foxx Discusses Trayvon Martin, Gun Violence; Ben Crump On Upcoming Stand Your Ground HearingrolandsmartinPlease join us for a Candlelight Prayer VigilIn remembrance ofTrayvon MartinAnd all the lives lost to senseless violenceIn Chicago and NationwideHonoring the life and nonviolent vision ofDr. Martin Luther King Jr.TuesdayFebruary 26, 20136:30 p.m.Marquette ParkCorner of 67th and CaliforniaFebruary 26th marks the 1st anniversary of the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot a few blocks from his father’s home. In remembrance of his life, Black Youth Vote has initiated a nationwide prayer vigil in his name. Several cities across the country have joined the movement including Atlanta, Detroit, Birmingham, Philadelphia, and throughout Florida. We are asking any and all to come out on this day in remembrance of the life of Trayvon Martin, as well as praying for peace and honoring Dr. King’s vision for a non-violent community. And finally acknowledge the young people who will never fulfill their TRUE POTENTIAL due to senseless violence.Contact Jamika Smith for more info(773) 678-3638Jamika22_2000@yahoo.comKeith L. NixonI Am Trayvon MartinEditor BRemember Trayvon Martin.Nommo GatheringWe haven't forgotten. #Trayvon #RIP #racismHus
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