The children of Michael Jackson celebrated what would have been their father’s 54th birthday in a very special way. Prince, 15, Paris, 14 and Blanket, 10, joined fans in Michael’s hometown of Gary, Indiana for a touching vigil at his childhood home.

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In an earlier interview, the children shared their thoughts on Gary and their father. Prince told a local reporter, "We're here in Gary, and it's a new experience for us. People are real nice here. It's amazing how much he was respected and loved."
 
Blanket, who has shied away from the media, added, "It's a good place. It's good to see it, the place where our dad grew up."

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Photo: Blanket Jackson. Credit: Getty Images.
 
Sister Paris tweeted her birthday wishes, "Thru my joy & my sorrow, in the promise of another 2morro, i'll never let u apart for ur always in my heart … happy birthday i love u daddy."

The visit was part of the "Goin' Back to Indiana: Can You Feel It" celebration honoring Michael. Prince, Paris and Blanket are expected to participate in several events over the four day period, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, including a baseball game between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and St. Paul Saints.

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