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After learning that Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy who was killed when two bombs detonated at the Boston Marathon, had once made a sign after learning about the death of their son, Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin decided to send a message to his family, one grieving family to another.

Our hearts are broken over the tragedy in Boston yesterday. 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 and the issue of violence. 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

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