It's official. Caylee Marie Anthony's earthly remains have been cremated
and a death certificate placed on file. Though her remains have been
reduced to ashes, her memory will never fade for those who knew and
loved her. Nor for those who came to know her only through her death.
The manner of her burial has been answered, but the means and
manner of her death have not, and will continue to be hotly
contested in the runup to a trial.
Caylee's memorial service was held on February 10, 2009, without
incident. Perhaps the pre-publicity regarding security persuaded any
potential protestors from carrying through their misguided plans to
garner a few moments in front of tv cameras.
Although posters on message boards are decrying the Anthony's
decision to speak of Casey Anthony during the memorial service
for Caylee, the fact remains that this was their venue, their
decision, and choice of words.
Personally I thought it struck an odd note and perhaps a somewhat
inappropriate one, given that Casey is accused of killing and disposing
of Caylee as if she was trash. However, I am not standing in their shoes
facing the horrendous loss of a precious grandchild, nor the horrible
realization that their daughter is likely to have been responsible for
"Do not form judgments because I tell you, you do not want to be in
any of our shoes."
George Anthony, February 10, 2009
"I have no life without Caylee."
Cindy Anthony, August 2, 2008
So whatever their words of conciliation or pleading with Casey to tell the
truth during their eulogy for Caylee, and regardless of their love and
support for Casey, I don't doubt one whit that they loved little Caylee.
"I am proud to be the grandfather of Caylee Marie."
"Caylee was a special child who loved animals, tea parties and dress-up."
George Anthony Remembers Caylee: VIDEO
Cindy Anthony Speaks At Caylee Memorial: VIDEO
Lee Anthony Speaks At Caylee Memorial: VIDEO
Family Shows New Caylee Pictures: VIDEO
Caylee's Song performed at the Memorial Service: VIDEO
"Gone Too Soon" Caylee Video Montage: VIDEO
MEMORIAL: Part 1
MEMORIAL: Part 2
MEMORIAL: Part 3
MEMORIAL: Part 4