Giffords receives public service honor - Tucson News Now

Giffords receives public service honor

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is reaching another milestone in her recovery.

She is expected to throw out the first pitch at tonight's congressional women's softball game.

Giffords tweeted that she's "excited" about the opportunity. She played in the game every year up until she was wounded in the January 8 shootings.

Also today, she was one of five people receiving the Jefferson Award for Public Service at a ceremony in Washington. The awards recognize those who work to better the lives of others.

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