NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of people took to the streets of Chinatown Saturday for a special tribute to honor the memory of a local soldier.

City officials unveiled Private Danny Chen Way on Elizabeth Street between Canal Street and Bayard Street.

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The 19-year-old soldier from Chinatown committed suicide in Afghanistan in 2011. He endured hazing by his own squad for being Chinese-American.

“We are doing this today to remind us that hazing and bullying exists in this country and it is wrong,” said one woman during the ceremony.

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Chen’s death galvanized the entire community and shined a spotlight on the dark culture of bullying and hazing in the military.

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