Florida City Council Okays Trayvon Martin Statue

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.