Marcus L. White, Jr. would have turned two years old on Wednesday.
But when he was just 15 months old, he was killed when someone fired shots into a family picnic on East Hills Drive.
In his honor, City Council declared Tuesday, February 18, 2014 to be “Marcus Lamont White, Jr. Day” in the city of Pittsburgh.
Around three dozen of Marcus’s family, friends, and supporters crowded into Pittsburgh City Council chambers for the proclamation on Tuesday.
Among the speakers was Andre Scott, the cousin of Marcus’s mother, Jameela Tyler.