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Apr 2, 2011 1:14 AM

Christina Taylor Green statue unveiled

TUCSON - A sculpture in the form of an angel was unveiled Friday evening at James D. Kriegh Park in Oro Valley. The sculpture, titled "Freedom's Steadfast Angel of Love," stands 9 feet 11 inches tall and is a replica of the statues at Ground Zero in New York, the pentagon and the Flight 93 Crash site.

It is the first angel to be made of wreckage from all three sites.

The youngest victim from the January 8th shootings is 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green. She was an aspiring baseball player and the only girl on her little league team. She used to play baseball at the James D. Kriegh Park with the Canyon Del Oro Little League. Green was born on September 11, 2001.

The angel was dedicated at the park in Green's honor.

Christina-Taylor's father John Green said that he was touched by the ceremony.

"This is something very special to our family, to the whole community, and in some ways to the whole country," Green said.

Green often played on field number one, one of CDO Little League's home fields. During the ceremony, the field was dedicated in her memory as "Green Field."

During the program, the CDO Little League Teams were introduced and Christina Taylor's brother Dallas threw out the first pitch to kick off the little league season.


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