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Jul 19, 2013 9:20 PM by Jennifer Horbelt

Remembering Aurora: State and national leaders mark one year anniversary

WASHINGTON D.C.- July 20th, 2012 is day that will be remembered nationwide as a tragedy.

Friday afternoon on the U.S. House floor, a tribute to the victims, their families and the first responders who helped save lives that night.

"Mr. speaker, I request a moment of silence for those who were killed, for those who were maimed physical, maimed physically and emotionally last year in the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting. I'd like to call for a moment of silence," Colorado Representative Ed Perlmutter asked with emotion.

Colorado legislators joined on the House floor to remember Aurora. Representatives showcased the strength and resilience of the community, and read the names of victims in an emotional memorial.

On Thursday, both Colorado senators paid a similar tribute.

"In that it leads us to be better people, to be more understanding to our friends and more loving to our families, inspiring our lives with the courage of the people in Aurora and Colorado have shown over the course of this past year," said Senator Mark Udall.

"Today, we remember the victims like Jessica, an aspiring journalist. Rebecca, a mother of two who joined the Air Force after high school, and Veronica, age 6, who just learned to swim and loved to play dress-up," Senator Michael Bennet said.



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