The Washington Times - January 8, 2012, 06:13PM

President Obama called Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Sunday to offer his support on the anniversary of the tragic shooting, telling her that she is an “inspiration” to his family and the rest of the country.

Ms. Giffords suffered a debilitating wound to the head during the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting spree in a Tucson parking lot that left six dead and 11 people other than Ms. Giffords wounded.

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Mr. Obama also said he is amazed by Ms. Giffords’ courage and determination during her road to recovery, adding that he and the first lady are keeping her, the families of the fallen and the entire Tucson community in their daily thoughts and prayers and join her in continuing to mourn those who lost.

Suspect Jared Lee Loughner remains in custody awaiting trial.