Ground Zero Flag Raised for Youngest Tucson Victim

Christina Taylor Green, born on 9/11, is mourned
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 13, 2011 2:21 PM CST
Christina Taylor Green, in a family photo.   (AP Photo/Green Family)
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(Newser) – The family of the youngest victim of the mass shooting in Arizona held hands and paused in a moment of silence today 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. Several hundred other mourners, many in white T-shirts, lined a road near the church to show support.

Christina Taylor Green was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and her funeral was the first for the six victims killed on Saturday. Christina's father, John, spoke to the crowd, including his 11-year-old son Dallas, who wiped tears away with the sleeve of his suit. "Christina Taylor Green," he began, "I can't tell you how much we all miss you. I think you have affected the whole country." The Arizona Daily Star has more details on the funeral.

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