Michelle Obama's open letter to parents on the Tucson tragedy

First lady Michelle Obama hugs astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., during a memorial service for the victims of Saturday's shootings at McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

January 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Like so many Americans all across the country, Barack and I were shocked and heartbroken by the horrific act of violence committed in Arizona this past weekend. Yesterday, we had the chance to attend a memorial service and meet with some of the families of those who lost their lives, and both of us were deeply moved by their strength and resilience in the face of such unspeakable tragedy.