This Sunday (June 17) will mark the first time that Trayvon Martin’s father, will spend Father’s Day without his son. In a new PSA, released to the ‘Net Tuesday (June 12), Tracy Martin, spoke out against gun violence, after expressing the joys of fatherhood. “Becoming a father is a special gift, it’s a miracle of love,” he said in the video. “It’s a miracle of love and an everyday reminder that life can be beautiful.”
Martin’s life was changed forever, the night that George Zimmerman took his son’s life. “This Father’s Day will be the first without my son, Trayvon. I’ll say a prayer for all the dads who share this grief with me,” he added.
An estimated 30,000 parents have lost children to violence, and Martin has started the foundation JusticeTM.org in honor of the 17-year-old’s memory. The teen’s mother, Sabrina Fulton, released a similar video in May in commemoration of Mother’s Day.
Check out the video below.
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