Today would’ve been Trayvon Martin’s 18th birthday. He’s another young brother who was gone too soon. Tragic. Having just turned 17 weeks before he was killed, his was a life of so much promise. Promise that will remain unseen and unfulfilled.
The loss of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 changed everything. The lives of his family, friends, and other loved ones will never be the same. All we can do is hope, pray, and demand that justice will one day be served. Good news today is that Judge Debra S. Nelson denied George Zimmerman’s request for a five-month delay in Martin’s case (New York Times). The trial will move forward as scheduled on June 10, 2013. While we cannot bring him back, justice for Travyon Martin’s killing will bring some closure for all of us.
Trayvon Martin, we’re fighting for you. We will never forget you.