TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is helping serve a Thanksgiving meal to service members and retirees at a military base in her hometown of Tucson, Ariz.
Giffords arrived in the dining hall at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base wearing a ball cap and an apron with her nickname of “Gabby” sewn on front. She was accompanied by her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, who also donned an apron.
The congresswoman first arrived in Tucson on Tuesday evening from Houston for a private visit with her parents and other family members and friends.
Giffords has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston as she recovers from a gunshot wound to the head. She was among 19 people shot Jan. 8 as she met with constituents outside a Tucson supermarket. Six people died.