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President Obama: Memorial in Arizona

The President & First Lady after his remarks in Tucson, White House Photo, Pete Souza, 1/12/11

President Barack Obama traveled to Tuscon, Arizona yesterday evening for a memorial ceremony in honor of the victims of the shooting and attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The president spoke to a crowd of nearly 14,000 people inside the McKale Memorial Center and an overflow of another 13,000 on the campus of the University of Arizona. The audience included more than 40 members of Congress including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the entire Arizona congressional delegation.