Remembering Trayvon 1 Year Later

The teen's parents, along with actor Jamie Foxx, held a vigil at New York City's Union Square.

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Cato Jones, 53, rushed from work in Westchester County, a New York City suburb, picked up his 9-year-old nephew and got to the vigil just in time to hear the brief remarks from Trayvon's parents. "This one hit home, and we want to do our part to show our support," said Jones, who had never been to a Trayvon rally before.

For Kiri Davis, 24, who attended the first Union Square rally for Trayvon last year, this was another opportunity to show her support. "It's really special that Trayvon's parents were able to come back to New York to do this again," she said. "The fact that they chose New York, where we made a really big movement last time, I think is a great honor. I think it meant even more for us to be here."

Julie Walker is a New York-based freelance journalist. Follow her on Twitter.

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