Trayvon Martin memorial removed but preserved, city says
Mourners set up a memorial to Trayvon Martin at the entrance to the subdivision where he was killed in February.
July 9th, 2012
08:39 PM ET

Trayvon Martin memorial removed but preserved, city says

An impromptu memorial to slain teenager Trayvon Martin has been dismantled, but the items that composed it are being preserved, the city of Sanford, Florida, announced Monday.

After consultations with Martin's family, city staff members removed the items from the entrance of the subdivision where Martin was shot in February during a confrontation with neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, City Manager Norton Bonaparte's office said.

Zimmerman, 28, was released from jail Friday after posting bond on a second-degree murder charge. He has said he shot Martin in self-defense after Martin assaulted him.

The city workers moved the objects to the Sanford Museum on Monday afternoon, the announcement said.

"All the items retrieved have been carefully handled and inventoried," it said.

The announcement listed all the objects moved to the museum:

  • One large wood cross, 58 inches tall, painted white with American flag on the top and photo of Trayvon Martin on one side.
  • One wood cross, 36 inches tall, painted white, with the words "Justice for All" in black on one side.
  • One string of silver plastic beads with a heart.
  • One ceramic angel.
  • One ceramic cross.
  • One wood and metal heart.
  • Three standard size footballs, one small football.
  • One Styrofoam cross with blue artificial flowers.
  • Several wreaths with artificial flowers and many loose artificial flowers.
  • Two small American flags.
  • One green balloon weight with yellow artificial flowers.
  • Two Mickey Mouse balloon weights.
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soundoff (273 Responses)
  1. Ty

    Possibly you guys dont see marches cuz if the person responsible are charged and investigations are done PROPERLY

    July 13, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Muffpotter54

    Gimmie a break with this museum crap!!!! Plain & simple,you play,you pay,it's as simple as that.It is unfortunate the ending turned fatal.The street is nothing to laugh about.Too bad Sharpton & Jackson won't come out & play.I think I'm moving to Florida......I will say this,I feel for the parents in all this!!!!

    July 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe Fattal

    Maybe he was a crook on his way to rob somebody and try to hide his face. We have a guy in my neighborhood that always wear a hood even now in summer because he has a warrant on him so he hide his face. And if he knew somebody in that apartment complex he should have known that there is an armed security man walking around at night. I bet everyone knew that Zimmerman walks around at night and he carry a gun.

    July 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Courtney

    I'm just amaze how hateful and nasty people can be just know you have loved ones too. Rip Trayvon no deserves to be treated like this.

    July 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sam

    Its amazing to me how many say that are not racist until something like this happens and people take sides but as a black man I know that racial profiling is real but that does not mean that all whites are racist. Just like you can't say all blacks are criminals. At the end of the day a life was lost and he was a human being. We need to all be more loving and concern about the human race. I don't teach my kids to see color i teach them to see people.

    July 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Throw it Away

      Everyone is either Racist or in denial about being Racist. I've had more racist comments made to me by blacks when I was in the Marine's than I ever thought about before I joined. Now I see them for what they really are, and inferior race.

      July 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Throw it Away

    This is not 9/11, the Vietnam, or WWII memorial, some dude just got killed. Its meaningless junk throw the crap away. What about a memorial for the people in the Colorado shooting? Zimmerman is innocent the nut job in Colorado is guilty. Some dumb kid got himself killed for attacking a person who was trying to preserve peace and order.
    Get over it...

    July 31, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
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