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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11 Comments on “Casey Anthony: Parents, Crowd Celebrate Caylee’s Birthday”

  1. Carol in VA Says:

    Good afternoon. I think everybody should just move on. Caylee was sweet. But she is only one in thousands of children killed in this country. I say donate the money to a good charity to help find a/o recover other children. Don’t worship one child.

  2. sophie Says:

    Remember when the Anthonys wanted nothing to do with the site, and in fact in dead of night attempted to remove the makeshift memorials placed there by others? My, how times have changed.

    I guess since they can’t ‘disappear’ like their daughter, and have to remain in view, they realize now (finally!) that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, and if you can’t beat em, join em.

    I think their sudden embracement of the public’s love for Caylee is definitely P.R. motivated, but hey, at least they’re trying, whatever their reason. It’s about time.

  3. One Op Says:

    Carol, I understand what you are saying. This child deserves the love she receives but so do the rest, many who we never hear of.
    Many who live torturous lives, many others who are murdered, and I am speaking of right here in America, not the children in some destitute situations in some other countries where their governments are the cause and will not help their own.

    Sophie, do you or anyone know exactly where George and Cindy are now. Are they in the home?

  4. zelda Says:

    Yes……….I know what you mean Carol,,,,,,,,,,,,,we have to move on, but we can never forget the unjust trial outcome of this case…………

  5. Hilde Says:

    zelda, You are so right, we won’t forget the unjust Trial Outcome!
    Yes, we do need to move on after this Case and there are so many beautiful Children out there who get abused, tortured and/or killed.
    In most of those Cases when the Perpetrator finally will get caught they have to pay for what they have done,
    Casey Anthony did not!
    I believe that is why the Majority of People are so upset about this particular Case.
    The Anthony Case turned into a Circus, it had nothing to do any more with the Truth or Caylee.
    The Anthony’s and Baez and his Helpers and so many other Players in this Case made the Case what it became.
    In the End Justice and the Truth did not prevail! JMO

  6. zelda Says:

    Yes Hilde…………you are right on…………Justice is a sacred word don’t you think?

  7. Honeydog Says:

    Okay. Let me start with the above Text…

    The “Purpose” of the Gathering was to unveil plans to create a Memorial in Caylee’s Honor in the Woods where her Body was discovered (Oh yeah, and “BESIDES” that, it was her Birthday)— I smell George and Cindy all over the “main” Purpose… Get them “Donations” started.

    Releasing Purple Balloons into the Air… Very nice Touch. But everyone saying “Happy Birthday Caylee”?? Did they think that little girl was REALLY having a “Happy” BIRTHday. I know it’s people’s way of doing things like that and they mean well, but that “form” of Expression has always been a little on the Strange and Inappropriate side for me.

    This Non-Profit Agency which helps Missing and Abused Children— I’m absolutely not against erecting any kind of a Memorial with their Names on it, but, FIRST of all, Caylee was NOT “Missing”, and why should it all revolve around HER (with the “Winnie the Pooh” Books, etc) and secondly, Why— if the Memorial is to Honor and Remember all Missing Children— don’t they erect it in a “Common Ground” place, like a nice Sunny Park or something, near some Benches and Swings, rather than put it on a spot which signifies such Horror. I mean, Parents will surely take their Children there, and are they going to tell them the Gruesome Story of Caylee Anthony’s Skull and Bones being found in the Dirt underneath the Memorial? I don’t know.. Call me too Critical, but, while it’s a wonderful Idea— in general— I just don’t think parts of it are Right.

    (I agree with *Carol*, *Sophie*, and *OneOp* regarding the “Singling-out” of Caylee, and George and Cindy conveniently doing a 360, where this Project is concerned. It always ends-up somehow, that The Anthonys have to have all the Attention— quite “Selectively” of course. It still Irks me that they have “Missing Children” Foundations… Again, Caylee WASN’T “Missing”. Wrong “M” Word. But they get away with it. And now this “Missing Children” Memorial in Caylee’s Honor. Erect a Memorial for actual “Missing” Children… Give Donations and Stuffed Animals DIRECTLY to Children’s Charities— Because this whole thing is about George..and..Cindy). As always, JMO.

  8. One Op Says:

    Cindy and George need to get out and get jobs doing some real work now. The game is over! If they want to foot the expense for their own personal marker there, fine, but do not lay it on the public and do not promote idolizing of Caylee. Go to work C and G and contribute your funds and stuffed animals directly to Children’s Charities, there are plenty of them. If Casey has damaged your image so much that you can not get hired, sue Casey, like Zanny the Nanny has. Honeydog you said all I wanted to say.

  9. zelda Says:

    Yep……..Caylee wasn’t missing..this is pure exploitation .To shift the focus to someone or something other than casey or themselves….to “humanize” themselves so to speak.
    This whole saga is beyond reason and tip- toes into our collective thinking and our rational mind HAS to reject it.
    To twist the murder of an innocent child into a circus of greed and profit sickens us all at a core level. That’s why we hate that smiling conscience free monster casey anthony with such passion.That and a REALLY STUPID JURY.THOSE IDIOTS ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST OF MORONS OF THE CENTURY.

  10. Honeydog Says:

    I’ll never understand how some people can’t see the Forrest for the Trees and let themselves get sucked-in to things by people like The Anthonys. In this case, such a Memorial, where Caylee is concerned, is based on a Lie (not “Missing”), and is an insult to the Intelligence of those who know. Good Point, OneOp!— If George and Cindy want a Memorial in Caylee’s Honor, then they THEMSELVES should put one there, rather than “Use” the Public through some “Organization” to get what they want, and hide behind making it all sound good because it’s for “EVERYbody”.

    WAKE-UP PEOPLE!! CAYLEE ANTHONY WAS NEVER A “MISSING” CHILD, AND SHOULD NOT BE REFERENCED IN ANY FASHION ON A MEMORIAL AMONG THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO REALLY ARE. Remember her always with your Thoughts and Prayers and Flowers, and as one whose LIFE was “TAKEN” by some ONE and/or some THING, and keep this “Missing Children Memorial” for those who have yet to be found. Whether “Murdered” or “Missing”, they all indeed deserve to be Remembered… but they are distinctly different when it comes to erecting and dedicating a Structure for it. Allow those who are “Lost” their special place, and, if so desired, allow Caylee hers by a “Personal” Dedication by her Grandparents.

  11. Sandy Says:

    Honeydog your exactly right SHE WAS NEVER MISSING
    She was killed by MOM & LEFT 2 ROT
    Now mommy is in HIDING looking for all the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    she can get for being A BABY KILLER

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