You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Tragedy in Tucson’ tag.
Her father says that they are the “bookends of her life”— She arrived in this world on 9-11-01, and her left was cut short in the Tragedy in Tucson shooting.
To honor her, the largest flag that survived the attacks at the World Trade Center on 9-11 will be in Tucson, paying tribute to the little girl who has become the face of this horrendous tragedy:
A U.S. flag that flew atop the World Trade Center is on its way to Arizona to be displayed at the funeral of the girl killed in Saturday’s shooting spree who was born on 9/11.
The Arizona Republic reports the 20-by-30-foot flag was the largest to have survived the collapse of the twin towers.
Nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green was born the day the towers fell and will be laid to rest Thursday in Tucson.
On a side note: Earlier today, several radio stations in Tucson had announced that they had brokered a deal with the Westboro Baptist Church– airtime in exchange for the group not protesting at Christina’s funeral. Later, it was said that the group may not protest at any of the funerals.
There is little doubt that Barack Obama has empathy and sympathy for the victims of the Tragedy in Tucson shooting, for their families and loved ones, and for the nation as a whole. But the President, who has billed himself as “No Drama Obama”, he is not one who can show his emotions easily or readily. As he prepares to give what many describe as the “speech of his Presidency”, one has to wonder if he can deliver a message to the nation as Ronald Reagan did 25 years ago (1/28/86) after the Challenger Shuttle tragedy:
Doctors say that Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords continues to make improvements, and they remain cautiously optimistic about the strides she has made thus far. They note that she is still not out of the woods, but each passing day lessens the concerns over swelling, etc.
Last night, her family released a couple of photos……. and they say it all:
Osler says his friend wasn’t shooting at people, “he was shooting at the world.” Regarding the high-pitched talk radio and cable news political rhetoric, Osler says his friend didn’t even watch the news.
He did not watch TV. He disliked the news. He didn’t listen to political radio. He didn’t take sides. He wasn’t on the left. He wasn’t on the right.