Balloons and butterflies will fill the air early Tuesday evening at the future site of a memorial to be built in memory of Caylee Marie Anthony.

Caylee, whose remains were found in a wooded area near her family’s home in Orlando in December 2008 would have turned six years old on Tuesday. Although she is gone, a nonprofit charity hopes to keep her memory alive.

Bring Kids home, which refers to itself as a public charity for missing and abused children, is holding the public event to reveal their plans for the memorial.

According to a report in the SunSentinel, the balloon and butterfly launching event will be held near the woods on Suburban Drive in east Orange County where Caylee’s remains were found.

Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted of a murder charge last month in her daughter’s death. Her defense team claimed the toddler drowned in the family’s pool in June 2008. Caylee was two years old when she was reported missing.

The event is scheduled to begin at 6 pm. Bring Kids Home is asking the public to bring helium filled latex balloons to be released.

Comments (2)
  1. maureen rigney says:

    Balloons releases are ilegal in Florida (statute 379.233) illegal balloon release. Planned balloons releases are planned for Caylee marie’s birthday in her honor. Please do not release balloons. It is illegal in Florida and many other states to release balloons into the air like that. They kill marine life and other wild life. Turtles swallow them and die. Birds get caught in the balloons and string. They litter our beautiful beaches. Plant a tree or purple/pink flowers instead. They last longer, and don’t kill anything. I just think peolple in Florida do not know of this law, it should be inforced.

  2. Maureen rigney says:

    I watched the news story after the mass littering of balloons. Balloons are starting to show up on our beautiful beaches littering and killing wildlife and marine life. Skip the balloons releases. Wake up poeple…..Balloons do NOT go to heaven. It is agaianst the law to mass release balloons. (statute 379.233) Mr. and Mrs. Anthony should be ashamed fo themselves for encouraging this. And so should all the people who organize these events.

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