Renowned sculptor Giancarlo Dupito took eight months to complete the Trayvon Martin statue
SANFORD – USA – Trayvon Martin is to be honoured for his service to the community with a statue being erected in the town where he tragically was embroiled in an altercation.
Sanford, Florida is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of having a Trayvon Martin statue directly outside the Town Hall.
It has been nearly a year since the death of Trayvon Martin and many feel the time is right for a statue of the young boy who was simply walking through a gated community.
“He’s a hero. He was only walking wearing a hoodie. You can’t ask any more from anyone. If I had a son it would be Trayvon Martin,” Shambala Johnsons, 87, told the Sanford Echo.
The Trayvon Martin bronze statue will hold pride of place right outside the town hall and the Mayor will conduct an official unveiling on Friday this week.