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Prince, Paris Jackson in Gary to honor Michael Jackson on 54th birthday

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday would have been Michael Jackson's 54th birthday.

Two of his children are remembering Jackson in his home town of Gary.

Prince and Paris Jackson appeared at a news conference at the Majestic Star Casino. Gary's mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson, gave them t-shirts and buttons in an effort to promote the town as Jackson's home.

"This is all about a celebration of your dad," Freeman-Wilson said, "but we just want you to know how much he meant to each and every one of us."

Among the many events planned for Jackson's birthday: an exhibit of Jackson's family photos now on display. Photos from Thriller and TV specials are among those on display.

A vigil is planned for Wednesday night at Jackson's boyhood home.

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