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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Tribute Planned at the Site

Of Tragic Shooting

8/8/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The people who run the Arizona grocery store where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head have been so inspired by her recovery, they are planning to pay tribute to Gabby by erecting a monument in her honor ... TMZ has learned.

According to our sources, the bigwigs at Safeway in Casas Adobes are hoping to install 3 new flagpoles at the spot of the January 8th shooting ... to proudly display the U.S. flag, a flag with a congressional seal and the state flag of Arizona. 

In addition to the flags, we're told organizers are hoping to hang a plaque outside of the store commemorating Giffords' strength and fighting spirit ... because the entire Tucson community is extremely proud of the fact that Giffords went back to work after the shooting.

A rep for Safeway acknowledged the plans are in motion, but tells us nothing has been finalized yet. 


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no monument for the fallen dead?

1175 days ago


Casas Adobes, not Adobles.

1175 days ago


Geeuz who does the writing for the weekend entries Peppermint Patty?

1175 days ago

two cents    

How many more stories on this woman? She has accomplished nothing. Since when is she a celebrity? just because she survived? Please. Others perished but you never hear about them. Maybe it's too bad she made it. I'm sick to death of hearing about her and her husband. Move on!

1175 days ago


Shouldn't the tribute be for those who died?

1175 days ago


Considering all the history of assassinations and assassination attempts on American politicians, one would think she would have been smart enough to know better then to speak out in public without security.. talk about being ignorant. that she definitely was.

1175 days ago


If she was a Republican, there would be nothing said about her. I'm sick of hearing about her....there were people that were KILLED and not a word about THEM.

1175 days ago


This is insulting.

This is an abomination since monuments are for the heroic dead, not a living partisan democrat, who sad as it is, may not now have the intelligence to serve as a Congress.

A monument should be erected, but to the 9 year old girl, the notable Judge who perished as well as those several older woman who died there as well.

If they list survivors there will be a list hundreds long with Giffords as merely one of those.

1175 days ago


Who cares what side of the political spectrum she's on, the shameless politicizing of the tragedy is disgusting. As some people here have mentioned what about the people that DIED? Politics and politicians make me sick!

1175 days ago


I really believe this country is crazy for memorials and monuments. Enough. Lets start trying to live the right way and bring this country back to normal. Everybody wants to build a monument and then go on like nothing happened. Time to start taking personal responsibility for the way we treat people.

1175 days ago

some guy    

I hope something is put there to also remember the people that lost their lives. I believe a child was there as well.

Those people lost more than Gabby ever will.

1175 days ago


Yes this for the people that were killed. The press is saying it is for Giffords, but it is for all them. Make no mistake that Giffords healing is also healing for the families. I am glad it is flags though, I was afraid they would get all yucky about it and over do it.

I haven't gone back there since then....I will at some point though.

Oh and it is Casas Adobes.

1175 days ago


There should be a special election for this representative’s seat. Although tragic, the American people have the right to know that she is fully functional and able to make sound decisions when voting. An election would allow the "people" to fully vet her functional capacity. While this sounds cruel, mean etc. she needs to be fully functional or out of a job and on disability. Just sayin.

1175 days ago


Has Giffords actually spoken since her "recovery"? Or is she basically a mentally incapacitated walking and smiling vegetable at this point doing what she's told?

1175 days ago


well well,the parasite is getting MORE publicity.hooray....

1175 days ago
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