CT children remember one of their own

(08/03/03) BRIDGEPORT - Sunday was National Kids Day, and in Bridgeport, a carnival and cookout at the Boys and Girls Club made sure local children enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon. The club also took time to honor a child who died fighting against drug violence.

National Kids Day was created to give parents and children a chance to spend time together. Families made their way to the Boys and Girls Club of Bridgeport, where festivities included lots of games, plenty of food, and a special ceremony honoring Leroy Brown Jr.

Eight-year-old Leroy and his mother were both shot to death just over four years ago. At the time, Leroy was due to testify in the murder trial of a Bridgeport drug dealer. His death changed the way witnesses are protected in the state, and left a permanent mark on the Boys and Girls Club in Bridgeport, where he was a member. At Sunday's ceremony, a large mural was unveiled to honor his life.

It is estimated that more than 4,000 communities organized National Kids Day events.

 

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