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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

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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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