Giffords Commemorates Sandy Hook Anniversary With Op-Ed In Newtown Newspaper

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) expressed grief for victims of the Sandy Hook massacre in an op-ed published Friday, the sixth month anniversary of the mass shooting, in the Newtown Bee. 

The piece was co-authored by Giffords and Roxanna Green, whose 9-year-old daughter was killed in the 2011 Tucson shooting that left the former congresswoman severely wounded.

“Today, we send our love to the families of Newtown – the dads who won’t have their children with them on Father’s Day this weekend, the siblings who play catch and soccer alone.,” they wrote. “We know that the attention paid to anniversaries can feel surreal, as life without our loved ones is measured in moments and hours, not public markers.”

Read the entire piece here.



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