Statue honors youngest Tucson shooting victim
A steel angel honoring Christina Taylor Green stands behind the left centerfield fence at the Oro Valley Arizona Little League diamond.
April 2nd, 2011
01:23 AM ET

Statue honors youngest Tucson shooting victim

Hundreds of people joined the family of Christina Taylor Green for the unveiling of an "Angel of Love" statue in Oro Valley, Arizona.

Christina was one of six people killed in the Tucson shooting spree in January that left 13 wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Christina's father, John Green, told the crowd his daughter was proud of the fact she was born on September 11, 2001 - the day of the terrorist attacks in the United States.

The 9-foot-11-inch steel angel features a piece of twisted metal from the World Trade Center, debris from the Pentagon, and rocks from the Flight 93 crash site.

The angel was unveiled on opening day of the Oro Valley Little League season. It stands just over the left centerfield fence at the field where Christina played Little League baseball.

The players, all wearing their uniforms with special patches in Christina's honor, sat in the outfield during the emotional ceremony.

The field, which is going to be refurbished with the help of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, was renamed "Green Field" in honor of Christina.

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