Event planned to mark anniversary of Giffords shooting in Arizona

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and other survivors of a 2011 shooting rampage will mark the one-year anniversary of an event that left six people dead in a series of events in Tucson on Jan. 8, 2012. 

According to The Associated Press, the commemorative events include ringing bells at local churches at 10:11 a.m., when the shooting started, and talks about Giffords and the six victims who died during the shooting. 

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Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) will participate in the discussions and speak about Giffords. The day will also include a candlelight vigil. 

Giffords suffered a bullet wound to the head during the rampage by a gunman who was targeting her. Since the shooting, her recovery has been praised as miraculous and the Arizona congresswoman has regained the ability to walk and say some words. 

The shootings immediately sparked questions about inflammatory dialogue in Congress, and lawmakers made in efforts in the days after the event to tone their rhetoric down. Many Democrats and Republicans sat side-by-side during President Obama's 2011 State of the Union address because of the shootings. 

Giffords and her husband recently wrote a book about their lives together and Giffords's career in politics. 

In an interview with ABC in November, Giffords expressed interest in returning to Congress but did not say she was running for reelection.