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January 8 memorial grand opening set for 2021

Posted at 11:02 AM, Dec 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-08 13:02:17-05

On January 8, 2011 is a day some Tucsonans will never forget.

On that day, a gunman opened fire at an outside event for then Congresswoman Gabby Giffords including Ron Barber who was one of the 19 people who were shot. Six were killed.

Construction has been underway for over a year and a half for a memorial at El Presidio Park downtown.

The memorial construction is set to be complete late summer or early fall 2020, according to PIO Crystal Kasnoff.

The grand opening for the memorial is set for January 8, 2021.