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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:34 PM
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Ballpark Angel is Memorial to Christina-Taylor Green, Killed in Arizona Shooting

April 1, 2011: A crowd gathers near the angel statue built in memory of shooting victim Christina-Taylor Green in Oro Valley, Ariz.

As efforts are under way in New York City to build a permanent memorial to the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, a tribute to a life that started that day has risen in Arizona.

A statue of an angel now stands watch over a Little League ballpark in Oro Valley, Ariz., where Christina-Taylor Green was once the only girl on her baseball team.

"I remember she started out 0-and-4, 0-and-5, I think, and she says, 'Dad - when are we gonna win?'" said John Green at the statue's dedication ceremony.

Christina was born the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001. Nine years later, she was shot and killed on Jan. 8 when Jared Loughner allegedly opened fired at a Tucson political event that left six dead and Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot in the head and clinging to life.

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