Last official event for Giffords Monday

TUCSON, Ariz. - Monday will be U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' last day in Tucson as a member of Congress.

A Giffords spokesman said the congresswoman will finish her Jan. 8 2011 Congress On Your Corner event that was ended when a gunman opened fire, killing six people and wounding 13 others, including Giffords.

Spokesman Mark Kimble said in a news release that Giffords will meet privately with some of the people who were at the event outside a Tucson Safeway store a little more than a year ago.

Also on Monday Giffords will meet with community leaders from her district as well as some of those who advised her on border security, solar, defense and veterans' issues.

Later in the day the congresswoman will visit the Gabrielle Giffords Family Assistance Center at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The center was established after people donated more than $215,000 in Giffords' honor after the shooting.

Giffords' visit to the center will be her final act in her district as a member of Congress, Kimble said.

Giffords has vowed that her career in public service is not over.

"I will return and we will work together for Arizona and this great country," she said in a video message posted on her Facebook page on Sunday.

Later this week Giffords will submit her letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. Special primary and general elections will be held to determine who will serve the remainder of Giffords' term.

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