MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Nearly a decade since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Orlando, he was remembered Saturday during the annual Peace Walk & Peace Talk at Ives Estate Park in Miami.
Organizers said the yearly event celebrated a successful year with motivational speakers and celebrities in Miami Gardens.
As in previous years, the event featured performances by local bands
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Trayvon was a 17-year-old who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012.
In Miami-Dade, the teen was honored with a street renaming. Northeast 16th Avenue from Ives Dairy Road to NE 209th Street was renamed Trayvon Martin Avenue.
The street leads to Dr. Michael K. Krop Senior High where Martin was an 11th-grade student.