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:
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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.