Dozens of Tucson events commemorated the first anniversary of January 8th. On January 7th BEYOND: Commemorate, Celebrate, Commit took place from sunup to sundown throughout Pima County. This community-wide celebration of health, diversity and goodwill intended to commemorate the anniversary of January 8th, to celebrate the spirit of togetherness we felt in the days and months afterward, and to encourage us to re-commit ourselves to working together to build a stronger community every day. The event culminated with an interfaith closing ceremony at Kino Stadium. Gabrielle Giffords District Director Ron Barber spoke about the Fund for Civility, Respect and Understanding.
On Sunday January 8th, Tucsonans rang bells throughout the city at 10:11 at the exact time of the shooting. 30 Minutes recorded the bells from St. Augustine's Cathedral.