“I want to thank God. We simply wanted an arrests, we wanted nothing more and nothing less, and we got it. And I say Thank You,” Trayvon Martin’s mother Sabrina Fulton said at a press conference hosted by the National Action Network in Washington DC.

“Secondly, I just want to speak from my heart to your heart because a heart has no color–it’s not black, it’s not white, it’s red and I want to say thank you from my heart to you heart,” Fulton went on to say.

Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, said he’s ready for the long journey ahead.

“This is just the beginning we’ve got a long way to go,” Tracy Martin said at the conference. “We will continue to hold hands on this journey–white, black, Hispanic, Latino–we will continue to march until the right thing is done.”

“The Prosecutor and the Governor did not make a decision based on public pressure but I think they decided to review [the case] based on public pressure,” Reverend Al Sharpton said at a conference before introducing Trayvon’s parents. “I will say that I did not trust Governor Scott, I did not trust the appointments, but I want to congratulate him and the prosecutor being what they should be,”