Trayvon Martin’s parents wrote a letter of support to the parents of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the bombings at the Boston Marathon last week.
Richard was one of the three people killed when two bombs were set off near the end of the race. The featured photo was widely circulated on Facebook after it was posted in his memory and according to several reports, Richard made the sign last year in response to the Trayvon Martin shooting.
We could not confirm whether this is actually true or not but Trayvon Martin’s parents were moved enough to offer sympathy to Richard’s family.
Here is the statement they released last week:
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