Trayvon Martin would have turned 18 on Tuesday.

On Saturday, actor Jamie Foxx joined Martin's parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin in Miami for a Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk in honor of the local high school student, who was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman after being spotted walking in his father's girlfriend's gated neighborhood in Sanford, Florida nearly a year ago.

"The thing is with press, and you know how press goes, it will be a hot story at one point. It will be the thing to go to and, all of a sudden, they try to forget about it," Foxx said in a speech, according to NBC6. "And I said I don't want anybody to forget about this, because they can't forget about the fact that they lost their son."

He added, "And the thing is, we're not asking for anything out of the ordinary. We're asking for justice."

The event was held not just to remember Martin's life but to rally around the family's fight to repeal Florida's Stand Your Ground law, which allows people to use deadly force if they feel threatened. The statute initially shielded Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman, from arrest.

"It's still a cause we should work toward," one young marcher told Local10. "It was a sad thing that happened."

The march, which took place at Ives Estates Park, was just the first of two major events this weekend. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson are expected at a dinner Sunday evening at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Hotel that will benefit the Trayvon Martin Foundation.

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  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Jamie Foxx hugs Sybrina Fulton during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of her late son, Trayvon Martin, on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Jamie Foxx (R) stands with Sybrina Fulton (C) and Tracy Martin during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of their late son, Trayvon Martin, on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Jamie Foxx arrives for the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of , Trayvon Martin, on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: People walk together during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Jamie Foxx speaks during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: People stand together during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Stephen Martin a cousin of Trayvon Martin is overcome with emotion during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Stephen Martin a cousin of Trayvon Martin is overcome with emotion during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: People stand together during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Jamie Foxx stands with Sybrina Fulton during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of her late son, Trayvon Martin, on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Brenis Bostick,10, and others stand together during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Sybrina Fulton (2nd from L) and Tracy Martin (3rd from L) walk with supporters during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of their late son, Trayvon Martin, on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Demetrius Martin cries as he remembers his brother, Trayvon Martin, during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: People stand together during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: People walk together during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: People walk together during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Sybrina Fulton (3rd from L) and Tracy Martin (4th from L) raise their hands in prayer during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of their late son, Trayvon Martin, on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Jamie Foxx stands with Sybrina Fulton (L) during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of her late son, Trayvon Martin, on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Jamie Foxx attends the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: People stand together during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Day Of Remembrance Peace Walk Held In Honor Of Trayvon Martin

    MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: People stand together during the 'March for Peace' at Ives Estate Park in honor of the late Trayvon Martin on February 9, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Martin was killed by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012 while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch patrol in the gated community of The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)