A message from Gabrielle Giffords

Reflecting her concern for and activities on behalf of Holocaust survivors, Rep. Giffords sits on the board of the United States Holocaust Museum. A year ago, when a gunman opened fire at that museum, Rep. Giffords released the following statement:

The shooting at the United States Holocaust Museum is a tragedy for all Americans. It is a sad, compelling reminder that we must remain forever vigilant in combating hatred and intolerance.

The Holocaust Museum – a 10 minute walk from my Washington office – is dedicated to preserving the memory of one of the darkest chapters in human history. Its noble purpose is to make sure we never forget what happened when evil was allowed to go unchecked. Wednesday’s shooting tells us that the museum’s mission is as relevant as ever.

On behalf of the people of Southern Arizona, our prayers go out to the victims and their families.

Today, prayers go out to Rep. Giffords, the other victims and their families.