But they’re not politicizing it or anything…

(USA Today) — President Obama will keynote tonight’s memorial ceremony for the Arizona shooting victims, entitled Together We Thrive: Tucson and America.

The program also features remarks by other government officials as well as the president and a student from University of Arizona, which is hosting the event.

It starts at 6 p.m. Tucson time — 8 p.m. ET — and is expected to last about an hour.

Obama “will devote a significant portion of his remarks to the memory of the victims,” said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. “He’ll also reflect on how all of us might best honor their memory in our own lives.”

The schedule for tonight’s event, as released by the University of Arizona:

— Opening music

— Native American blessing

— Welcome by UA President Robert N. Shelton

— Playing of the National Anthem

— Remarks by President Shelton

— Remarks by UA Student

— Remarks by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

— Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

— Remarks by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

— Remarks by President Obama

— Moment of silence

And, yes, the concession stands will be open.

HT: FReeper Kristinn

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