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Jan122011

President Obama to Honor Tucson Shooting Victims

Photo Courtesy - The White House/ Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- In times of crisis and tragedy, Americans have turned to their president for leadership and words of reassurance.   At a memorial service Wednesday night in Tucson, Arizona, President Obama will try to help the nation make sense of a tragic shooting that took the lives of six innocent victims.

On Monday, Obama urged Americans to focus on the stories of bravery that came out of last Saturday's shooting, saying they speak to "the best of America, even in the face of such mindless violence."

"I think it's going to be important, I think, for the country as a whole, as well as the people of Arizona, to feel as if we are speaking directly to our sense of loss," the president said Monday at the White House, "but also speaking to our hopes for the future and how out of this tragedy we can come together as a stronger nation."

Obama is expected to focus on the victims, heroes and those in Tucson that have been impacted by the tragedy.

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