Gabe Zimmerman, 30, was the community outreach director for U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, when he was killed in the January 8th 2011 attempted assassination of the congresswoman. Gabe was a familiar face around Green Valley during both of her campaigns for the U.S. legislature. He was handsome, friendly and receptive to all. The memorial was held in front of Posada Java on the corner of White house Canyon Rd and Continental. This was a corner that Gabe's father said was significant in that it was a turn in the road that father and son often took on their way to hiking in the Santa Ritas. I liked what Mr. Zimmerman said and I paraphrase; "We live in a country that has freedom to assemble and freedom to buy guns. What we need is for everyone to take personal responsibility for their actions". Please click on the photo of the plaque to read the inscription. A special Sonoran Desert Museum palo verde tree
was planted with park benches where people can sit and enjoy the setting and remember Gabe.