Open Thread: Reactions to Tucson Memorial Service


In a service to honor the victims of the Arizona shooting, President Barack Obama shared the nation's collective grief on Wednesday and offered prayers for healing for those who lost loved ones and to those injured.

"I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray with you today and will stand by you tomorrow," Obama said at the memorial service, held at the University of Arizona's McKale Center. "There is nothing I can say that will fill the sudden hole torn in your hearts. But know this: the hopes of a nation are here tonight. We mourn with you for the fallen. We join you in your grief. And we add our faith to yours that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other living victims of this tragedy pull through."

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Full text of President Obama's remarks.

Reason on the Arizona shooting tragedy.