Giffords and her husband, retired NASA astronaut and Navy Captain Mark Kelly, were given the 2012 Shirley Agnos Legacy Award. It honors those dedicated to improving the state of Arizona. Giffords accepted the award and said a few words.
"Thank you for this award. I appreciate very much," Giffords said.
Giffords continues her rehabilitation from a bullet wound to the head. Earlier this month, Jared Loughner was sentenced to life in prison for the shooting that killed six people and injured 13 others, including Giffords.
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