Obamas to Attend Tucson Memorial Service

President will speak at service, meet with families
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2011 1:20 AM CST
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama depart after joining government employees to observe a moment of silence yesterday.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – President Obama will travel to Arizona tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims of the weekend shooting, administration officials say. Obama, who will be joined by the First Lady will also likely meet with the family of Gabrielle Giffords and the families of other shooting victims, aides tell CNN. The president has already spoken to many family members by phone.

Obama, who is expected to speak at a memorial service at the University of Arizona, led the nation in a moment of silence yesterday. "All of us are still grieving and in shock from the tragedy that took place," he said. "Right now, the main thing we're doing is to offer our thoughts and prayers to those who have been impacted—making sure that we're joining together and pulling together as a country."

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