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Giffords honored in Navy ceremony

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Gabrielle Giffords at today's keel laying ceremony. (Source: Twitter/Bill Sisson) Gabrielle Giffords at today's keel laying ceremony. (Source: Twitter/Bill Sisson)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is in Alabama today for a special Navy ceremony.

The Navy is laying the keel for a new combat ship named after Giffords.

The ship's sponsor is the mother of Christina-Taylor Green, who was killed in the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting that also wounded Giffords.

Christina's initials will also be welded into the keel.

Gifford's husband Mark Kelly sent a picture over Facebook, showing Gabby checking out the ship. In a Facebook post he says it will be just like Gabby: "Tough, resilient, and ready to take on some big challenges."

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