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Remembering Jan. 8

Photos: Tucson comes together to move BEYOND tragedy

Tucsonans showed their strength as a community and commitment to health by commemorating the events of Jan. 8 in a positive way Saturday in a series of communitywide events known as BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit.

From a sunrise meditation at Tucson Medical Center to the trails of Southern Arizona, area residents rose above the tragic events of Jan. 8, 2011, to come together to celebrate freedom and enjoy life.

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Jan 8, 2012, 10:26 pm
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I just can’t get into this whole commemoration thing. There’s a couple of reasons….

-To me, January 8 marks the first anniversary of the justice system’s unnecessary foot-dragging with bringing Loughner to justice for his horrible crime. No matter what excuses you use or what standards you measure it by, the amount of time passed and the lack of progress is absolutely inexcusable and unacceptable.

-Also, I really don’t want to see this whole community defined by that awful day. I’d like to think that we’re all so much more than that.

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Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.com

Ross Zimmerman, father of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' aide Gabe Zimmerman, who was killed Jan. 8, reads during the Festival of Democracy on Saturday at Pima Community College West. Tucsonans gathered at the school for a reading of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution — part of the daylong communitywide BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit event.

Killed & wounded Jan. 8

Six were killed and 13 wounded in the Jan. 8 mass shooting.


  • Christina-Taylor Green, 9, a student at Mesa Verde Elementary
  • Dorothy Morris, 76, a retiree
  • Judge John Roll, 63, a U.S. District judge
  • Phyllis Schneck, 79, a retiree
  • Dorwin Stoddard, 76, a retiree
  • Gabe Zimmerman, 30, Giffords' director of community outreach


  • Bill Badger
  • Ronald Barber
  • Kenneth Dorushka
  • James Fuller
  • Randy Gardner
  • Gabrielle Giffords
  • Susan Hileman
  • George Morris
  • Mary Reed
  • Pamela Simon
  • Mavanell Stoddard
  • James Tucker
  • Kenneth Veeder