“And though we may disagree on policy, tonight will hold a special place in my memory. Members wore black and white ribbons proudly, to honor the victims, our colleague, Gabrielle Giffords, and those lost and wounded in the attack in Arizona less than three weeks ago. In the House Chamber tonight, we sat among heroes in the gallery of the House of Representatives. It was humbling to see the heroes of the Arizona tragedy, and the families who have suffered because of senseless violence. Tonight, we felt their strength; we felt their resolve. Their courage inspires us to keep on, to work towards a better future for our nation.” ###
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