On Sunday afternoon, Houston officials were joined with LaTonya Floyd to honor her younger brother, George Floyd.
In a ceremony held yesterday, Houston officials unveiled George Floyd Park in Third Ward across from Jack Yates High School in honor of the late George Floyd. [Featured image: @MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP]
“It’s a wonderful thing and I’m so proud of it,” said LaTonya Floyd.
Floyd was joined by a number of Texas officials, that included: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Commissioner Adrian Garcia, District Attorney Kim Ogg, and HPD’s Executive Chief Satterwhite.
The park, which is located across the street from Jack Yates High School, where George Floyd graduated from in 1993, also features a monument with a mural inscribed with the words “I can’t breathe mama” as well as the words “Son” and “Lion”.
Former Buffalo Police officer Cariol Horne was also present at the ceremony.
George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer sparked a nationwide outcry with sweeping protests across the globe calling for the justice served to the offending officers as well as police reform and accountability in law enforcement malfeasance. The dedication of the monument occurs nearly a year after Floyd was murdered on May 25 of last year.
“I miss him so much. I love him so much,” said LaTonya. “There’s no words.”