MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – A tribute to late U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings was unveiled Sunday in Miramar.
Hastings was a longtime resident of the city. Now, SW 62 Avenue is Alcee L. Hastings Avenue.READ MORE: Spacex's 1st Tourists Homeward Bound After 3 Days In Orbit
He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1992. And up until his death this past April, he represented Florida’s 20th District, which included parts of Miramar.READ MORE: Report: Miami-Dade School District Misused $6M For Driver’s Ed Programs
“We are living in a time right now that we wish we had him. And to his family, we are so grateful and thankful that you let him spend so much time to advocate and fight for us,” said State Rep. Marie Woodson. “City of Miramar, I take my hat off to you for doing this. We all are standing here on the shoulders of Congressmen Alcee Hastings.”MORE NEWS: Weekend Forecast: Summer Storms Soak South Florida
Sunday would have been Hastings’ 85th birthday.