Photos of Tucson Memorial

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15 Responses to Photos of Tucson Memorial

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  2. Guys, check out the photo of little Christina Green’s brother crying about his sister! Whew! It breaks my heart into a thousand pieces!

    Christina Taylor Green funeral in Ariz.

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  4. Sam Stein: Obama Re-Introduces the Human Element to the Giffords Tragedy

    WASHINGTON — It is when there is a human element to his presidency that Barack Obama tends to stand the tallest. And on Wednesday evening, as he spoke to 14,000-plus at a memorial service at the University of Arizona, there was, if nothing else, an emotional honesty to what he had to say.

    To a nation looking for clarity, Obama didn’t pretend to have all the answers. There is, he noted, a tendency to demand “order” from “chaos,” to try and “make sense out of that which seems senseless.” Life doesn’t always comply.

    To a political culture looking for scapegoats, he asked for maturity. A lack of civility hadn’t caused the shooting of 20 in Tucson, nor would it provide relief. “What we cannot do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on each other,” said Obama. “That we cannot do. That we cannot do.”

    And for a community mourning, the president assumed only the role of fellow griever, trying to draw threads of optimism from the wreckage. “If this tragedy prompts reflection and debate as it should, let’s make sure it’s worthy of those we have lost,” Obama declared, in a speech that his own aides insisted was one of his best.

    As he turned his address for the first, then the second, and finally a third time to the passing of nine-year-old Christina-Taylor Green, it was impossible not to think of the president as a father, gripped by doubt as to whether he could respond to a similar tragedy. At one point he paused to swallow tears — his wife, Michelle, openly crying in her front row seat — before calling out for an elevated sense of purpose.

    “I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it,” he said. “All of us — we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations.”

  5. Lisa MB says:

    Yes, thank you for posting the pictures.

    Loved the picture of the First Lady holding Cpt. Kelly’s hand as the president revealed the news that Rep. Giffords had opened her eyes. It was, for me, the most moving moment of the evening.

  6. Ametia says:

    Thank you, SG2. These photos are just as poignant powerful as was televised last night.

  7. Edward Lazarus says:

    Wonderful photos of a wonderful AMERICAN family!

  8. theraggedwagon says:

    Thanks for posting these photographs.

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