The parents of Trayvon Martin, who was senselessly gunned down last winter while walking home from the store, have penned an open letter to the family of the young boy who lost his life in the recent Boston Marathon bombing incident.
via The Grio
The parents of Trayvon Martin have written a letter of support to the parents of the 8-year-old boy killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Martin Richard was one of the three people killed by the act of terror when two bombs were set off near the end of the race, where the young man was cheering runners with his family.
In a photo that became widely circulated after a friend of his teacher posted it on Facebook in his memory, Martin Richard is seen holding a sign that reads, “No more hurting people. Peace.”
Several news reports say Martin Richard made the sign last year in response to the Trayvon Martin shooting. TheGrio has not confirmed why the sign was made, but the Martin family statement refers to those news reports.
Through the Trayvon Martin Foundation, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of Trayvon Martin, have released a note offering sympathy to the family of Martin Richard:
Our hearts are broken over the tragedy in Boston yesterday. Our family sends our sincerest condolences to all of those who have been affected by this terrible situation. We especially would like to send a message to the family of eight year old, Martin Richard. We have come to understand that the peace sign that Martin is holding in a photo being circulated throughout the media, was created in response to a lesson by his teacher about the death of our son. From our family to yours’, we are praying for you, thinking about you and will remember your son for the rest of our lives.
-Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, parents of Trayvon Martin
An awesome gesture and show of support from a family who has yet to see justice and are still grieving themselves.
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