It was an crime that shocked the nation.
Two and a half years ago a gunman opened fire on a crowd in a store parking lot in Arizona, severely wounding former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Saturday, people here in Rochester got a chance to hear about Giffords' ordeal and witness her miraculous recovery. The former Congresswoman and her husband, Mark Kelly, were the guest speakers at RIT's "Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend."
They came as part of the annual "Horton Distinguished Speakers" series.
In their speech, entitled "Endeavor to Succeed", they encouraged the audience to persevere in difficult situation. Giffords said, "I'm still fighting to make the world a better place and you can too. Be passionate, be courageous, be your best."