TUCSON, Ariz. — Nine years ago, six people were killed and 13 were wounded during a mass shooting in Tucson.
On Jan. 8, a ceremony will be held to commemorate the tragedy.
9 years ago, I was doing what I loved most—meeting with constituents—when six people were killed, 12 were injured, and I was shot in the head at a Safeway in Tucson. What I've learned since that day is that it's not the setback that defines us, but how we respond to it. pic.twitter.com/crbDf5tkBW— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) January 8, 2020
At 10:10 a.m., the moment of the 2011 shooting, a multi-agency honor guard will ring a bell for each person killed and those who were shot and survived.
"The memorial will tell the story of the tragedy and how Tucsonans responded and also remind future generations how our community came together at an important moment in history and how we all can continue to build a better democracy through active participation and civic discourse," the ceremony's description said.
Survivors and relatives of those who were killed will attend the event.
The ceremony starts at 10:00 a.m. and takes place at Historic Pima County Courthouse at 115 N. Church Avenue.