Giffords Will Attend State of the Union, Finish Her Congress On Your Corner Event

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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will attend the State of the Union speech this week and will complete her Congress on Your Corner event that was interrupted by gunfire, according to a press release from her office:

Before she leaves office, Giffords will finish her Congress On Your Corner event that was interrupted by a gunman on Jan. 8, 2011. In a private gathering in Tucson, Giffords will meet with some of the people who were at that event.

She will also meet and thank representatives of her advisory councils and others who have worked with her on issues of importance to her constituents.

She will visit the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The center, which opened in September, was established after people donated more than $215,000 in Giffords’ honor after the shooting.

As one of her last acts as a member of Congress, Giffords will attend the State of the Union speech Tuesday evening at the Capitol.

The complete press release after the jump: