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.

  • Danny

    Trayvon will live forever his liffe tragedy cut short to soon. All y’all haterz racists go to hell. He was a hero not some Mexican price of shit guard dog.

  • mrobama

    has to be fake

  • FloridaNative

    This is idiotic. What “service to the community” did Trayvon perform? I know Sanford is in a tough spot here but memorializing a punk who got himself killed while violently assaulting someone seems rather daft.

  • k9s

    he·ro [heer-oh] noun, plural he·roes; for 5 also he·ros.
    a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.
    a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal: He was a local hero when he saved the drowning child.