Casey Anthony: Parents, Crowd Celebrate Caylee’s Birthday
George and Cindy Anthony gathered with more than 100 members of the public to celebrate what would have been their granddaughter’s sixth birthday.
The purpose of the gathering, besides remembering Caylee, was to unveil plans to create a memorial in her honor in the woods where her body was discovered.
From ABC News:
“This is the first time I’ve been here in so long,” George Anthony told reporters a few feet from where his granddaughter’s body was found. “It’s hard to come here.”
“Happy birthday Caylee,” some people joined in saying as the crowd released dozens of purple balloons into the air.
Bring Kids Home, a nonprofit group that helps missing and abused children, wants to build a memorial at the site. The project, set to be designed by artist Jefre, would center on a reflecting pond with a glass ring hanging over it like a halo. It would incorporate elements of A. A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh books, and would feature cubby holes along a path for visitors to leave stuffed animals and other items that could in turn be given to children’s charities. Glass disks would contain the names of missing children.
The nonprofit hopes to raise $200,000 in donations and the memorial would need county approval.
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