MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - More than a hundred people gathered at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church tonight to honor the life of Florida native Trayvon Martin.
Martin's death sparked national outcry after he was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in late February.
"It hits home when you see our kids, it could have been anyone, anyone's child regardless of color," says Karen Richard, Macon resident.
The incident is dividing communities, and people are calling for justice.
"The same law that they're saying is governing with what George Zimmerman did, is the same law that should be applied to Trayvon. He should have had the right to defend himself as well," says Richard.
Many people who came together tonight donned hoodies, and ate skittles in honor of Martin. Reverend Stephen Summerow is trying to overcome the controversial undertones.
"Race is an issue. However, with this I don't want that to be the presiding message. I want the message to be that from tonight that unified, coming together in prayer that we can overcome these barriers," says Summerow.
Tonight, there's another chance for the community to come together in honor of Trayvon Martin.
A candle light vigil will be held on Coleman Hill in Macon. It will begin at 7pm.