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World Trade Center Flag to Fly at Christina Green's Funeral

Jan 12, 2011 – 11:30 AM
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Mara Gay

Mara Gay Contributor

The flag that was recovered from the World Trade Center will be on display at the funeral of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and was killed in Saturday's shooting in Arizona.

The Arizona Republic reports that the giant, 20-by-30 foot flag, which firefighters famously hoisted over the rubble of the World Trade Center, is headed to Tucson for Green's funeral on Thursday. New York City firefighter Jimmy Sands carried the flag with him from New York on a flight to Arizona on Tuesday evening.

The National 9/11 flag is displayed during the Boston Pops world premiere of a musical tribute to President John F. Kennedy, and Sens. Robert and Edward Kennedy in Boston, Tuesday, May 18, 2010.  (Mary Schwalm, AP)
Mary Schwalm, AP
The National 9/11 Flag will be displayed at the funeral of Christina Taylor Green, 9, who was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and died in the Arizona shooting rampage.
Green's father, John Green, said his daughter knew the historical significance of her birthday. "She began her life with a tragedy on 9/11 and her life was ended with a tragedy here in Arizona, but it was nine good years in the middle so the tragedies were the bookends," Green told NBC's "Today" show this week. "The bulk of her life was wonderful and we loved every minute of it so."

Christina Green was shot dead Saturday at a political rally in Tucson. The gunman killed six people and wounded 14, including U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who remains in a medically induced coma. Giffords was the apparent target of the attack.

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