I can’t speak.
I can only cry for this little girl and her family.
G-d bless all the people that came to the rescue and TRIED to stop this. G-d bless all the people trying to do what they can for this family and the Christina.
The little angle. <sniff- hard to hold back tears>
Funeral held for Christina Green
TUCSON, Jan. 13 (UPI) — Friends and family who gathered Thursday for the funeral of the youngest victim of the Tucson shooting passed under a flag from the World Trade Center.
Christina Green, 9, was born on Sept. 11, 2001, the day the trade center was destroyed in a terrorist attack. The flag, suspended between two fire trucks at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Tucson, was the largest one to survive.
The service was private with no cameras inside the church, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
Christina, recently elected to the student council at her middle school, went to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords‘ appearance at a Tucson shopping center with an adult friend because she wanted to meet a woman active in politics.
Six people were killed and 13 wounded in the shooting, allegedly carried out by Jared Lee Loughner, 22. Giffords, D-Ariz., believed to be Loughner’s intended target, remained in critical condition Thursday. She was shot in the head.
Both neighbors and strangers rallied to support Christina’s family. She was to be laid to rest in a handmade coffin donated by a community of Trappist monks in Iowa while a house across the street from the church displayed a sign: “Your community is standing with you.”
Jimmy Sands, a New York City firefighter, brought the 50-pound flag to Tucson, The Arizona Republic reported.
The family is “delighted” the flag will be displayed at the service, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish administrator Theresa Bier told the newspaper.
U.S. President Barack Obama praised Green at a University of Arizona memorial service Wednesday night and said he wanted Americans “to live up to her expectations.”
“I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it,” he said.
Monks make casket for 9-year-old Tucson victim; 9/11 flag to be at funeral
Jan 12, 2011
Christina-Taylor Green, the youngest of six people killed Saturday during the mass shooting in Tucson, will be buried in a casket carved from red oak trees by Trappist monks in northeastern Iowa, our sister paper the Des Moines Registertells us.
The casket was built by Trappist Caskets of Peosta, near Dubuque, by the Roman Catholic monks of the New Melleray Abbey, who have become renowned for their handmade caskets and routinely donate children’s caskets. They shipped keepsake crosses for her family, engraved with Christina’s name.
“In the springtime we’ll plant a red oak in her honor,” general manager Sam Mulgrew said.
Christina’s funeral service will be held tomorrow, and the National 9/11 Flag will be displayed in honor of her birthday, Sept. 11, 2001. The famous flag was rescued from the rubble of the twin towers.