Gabby Giffords Resigns, Revisits Shooting Site

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announces resignation from Congress, remembers tragedy.
2:46 | 01/23/12

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A woman who has taught us a lot about spirit and patriotism congresswoman Gabby Giffords. As you know congresswoman Giffords has decide to resign from congress and today in bittersweet symbolism. She was holding an open meeting with constituents when a gunman's bullet changed her life but she returned to that very place. Before she stepped down. ABC's David Wright was there. Good byes are never easy but today congresswoman Gabby Giffords kept up her smile. As she lived through her last event in the congressional district. A rare public appearance after what happened one year ago. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Democrat of Tucson Arizona. Shop while holding an event outside shooting at a Safeway parking lot turned Giffords Congress on Your Corner event into a national tragedy. Today across the street from the safe way the only reminder of what happened. It's that's six wooden crosses with six games all of them killed when -- came to see their -- Today a brief reunion of people whose lives were changed forever that Saturday -- Daniel Hernandez the intern who saved Giffords life. -- Heilman who brought little Christina Taylor Green that today. Mary Stoddard lost her husband in the shooting I feel very -- that the shooter. I forget. The first and that that it had a year. It was a miracle Gabby Giffords survive and miracles she allowed us to follow. She struggled to find her voice again she spoke first ABC's Diane Sawyer you wanna get better back. And -- you think to yourself I'll go back to congress and -- that whom he. Giffords did manage to go back to congress. It was a rare moment of -- But for now she has other work to do in a video posted to YouTube this weekend she explained why she stepping. Think you or your arm hurry here and what can be. We cover. Even now she insists she'll be back her many admirers wish her -- -- David Wright ABC news -- And before she steps down congresswoman Giffords will be on the floor of congress one more time sitting with her fellow congressmen and women. As the president delivers his State of the Union Address tomorrow night and a reminder George Stephanopoulos and I. We'll be bringing it all -- you with the help of our powerhouse political team live from Washington DC 9 PM eastern. 6 PM Pacific. And a note that on Thursday I'm going to be sitting down with President Obama for his first network interview following the state of the union.

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