9-11 Flag Raised in Tucson to Honor Young Christina Green (Video)
The funeral for the youngest victim of the mass shooting in Arizona began with the raising of the largest flag recovered from Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
The national 9-11 Flag was raised today in her honor.
Christina Taylor Green, 9, was among six people shot and killed Saturday outside a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona. (ESPN)
Christina Taylor Green was born on Sept. 11, 2001.
She was murdered on Saturday at a Tucson Safeway.
CBS reported on the funeral:
The family of the youngest victim of the mass shooting in Arizona held hands and paused in a moment of silence Thursday under the large American flag recovered from Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks, and later escorted the 9-year-old’s small brown casket into the church as little girls about her age cried.
The 9-year-old Green was born on the day of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Friends and family gathered Thursday afternoon for a private memorial service at a Tucson church. Many more supporters and anti-violence activists gathered outside the church.
Green was one of six people killed when, according to police, 22-year-old Jared Loughner opened fire at a congresswoman’s meet-and-greet event at a busy supermarket. The third-grader’s funeral is the first for those slain.
Rest in peace, Christina.