One piece of steel will be used to commemorate two tragedies that directly impacted three U.S. cities and left a lasting effect on the nation. It doesn’t get more American than that.
Steel from the World Trade Center will be used to construct an angel in honor of Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old Chester County native who was born on Sept. 11, 2001 and died during the shooting rampage in Tuscon.
Much like the memorial being erected in Cherry Hill, the steel was granted to Tuscon by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.
Green, the granddaughter of former Phillies manager Dallas Green, was the youngest victim in Tuscon. The angel modeled after her will be 9 feet, 11 inches tall, the Mercury reports, and will resident the Oro Valley, Ariz. ballpark where Green played little league baseball.