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Procession of Little Angels draws thousands to Downtown Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. - Tatiana Pizarro came to the Procession of Little Angels at Armory Park in Downtown Tucson Saturday night with a purpose.

Pizarro mourned the loss of her little brother Giovanni who died of Leukemia five years ago.

"For anybody who has a sibling, you have that connection with them and it's just, just part of yourself," Pizarro said, "losing him I felt like I lost a part of myself." 

Pizarro contends bringing the community together through the Procession of Little Angels makes it easier to grieve. "It's really more cathartic, it's being in the moment and feeling. All these people have a shared experience of losing a loved one so it's healing together."

Many in attendance were family members who put up memorials of children and loved ones who passed away.

Kristen Scheckel graduated from the University of Arizona and now lives in Colorado. 

"I flew back just to be here this weekend because it remembers the whole community and the dead," Scheckel said. "It's my favorite. I haven't found this sense of community anywhere else in the United States."

The 28th All Souls Procession will take place Sunday night beginning at 6 p.m. in Barrio Hollywood at the intersection of Speedway Blvd. and Grande Ave. 

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