Jordan Davis was a seventeen year old that was shot and killed over a dispute about loud music. The parents of Jordan Davis want the community to remember their son by having one day to honor his life. The celebration will be at the Jacksonville Landing from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 16th which would have been Davis 18th birthday.
The event will be filled with free food, performances and music. The celebration will also remember other victims that lost their lives because of gun violence.
Davis was junior that attended Wolfson High School and he wanted to become a Marine when he graduated. Davis was suppose to start his first job at McDonalds a few days after his death.
Jordan's parents recently went to Capitol Hill because they wanted to discuss gun laws with the members of Congress. Last year, Trayvon Martin was another teen that was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman that claimed he acted in self defense. The two killings of the Florida teens has created a nationwide debate about Stand Your Ground Laws.
"I will be out here stomping all over the nation, fighting for my son, says Ron Davis. He insists that while he supports a citizen's right to bear arms, he firmly believes we need to change these laws back when you shot somebody, you' re held accountable."
Jordan's parents spend most of their days giving interviews, organizing rallies and talking to kids about the need to love rather than hate. Lucia McBath, Jordan's mother, even started a WalkWithJordan.com an online petition aimed at getting the Obama admistration to declare Stand Your Ground illegal under federal law. Even though, Davis left this earth too soon, his parents want to make sure things change for the better.