JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Hundreds turned out at The Jacksonville Landing Saturday afternoon to celebrate the birthday of Jordan Davis, the 17-year-old Wolfson student who was shot to death last November in an alleged dispute over loud music.
Davis' family joined several local political figures and many others Saturday, a day Mayor Alvin Brown proclaimed as "Jordan Davis Day". Davis' father, Ron Davis, was proud to see such a large turnout.
"Jordan would have been 18 today and I just want to say that everybody in Jacksonville, I want you to salute my son Jordan Davis, hug your neighbor, hug a friend, hug a stranger, because Jordan would have loved, liked the love you have in Jacksonville, and that is what we are here for," Ron Davis said.
There were guest speakers and performers with loud music. Attendees were there to honor Davis, and to get out the message to stop the violence.
Michael Dunn of Satellite Beach is charged with first degree murder in the case and is in jail awaiting trial. A pretrial hearing has been set for February 19.