The victims and first responders of the Aurora, Colo., shootings were honored by the U.S. House of Representatives, Thursday.
Members adopted a resolution to remember those who, in many cases, gave their lives to protect others. The resolution also recognized emergency crews who came to their aid, and offered condolences to family memand friends.
Meanwhile, investigators are uncovering more disturbing details about the man at the center of the massacre at the Colorado movie theater.
They say shooting suspect James Holmes may have mailed a notebook of his plans to the University of Colorado, the college he attended.
School officials confirm they have turned over a suspicious package to investigators.
Mourners gathered in Denver, Wednesday, for the first funeral of one of the 12 shooting victims.
A memorial was held for 51-year-old Gordon Cowden, who went to the movie theater with his teenage children. They escaped unharmed.
More survivors are speaking out with a voice of forgiveness for the alleged shooter
"I'm so thankful that he did not kill himself or be killed," Shirley Wygal, who's daughter was killed in the massacre, said. "I want him alive."
Pierce O'Farrill was shot three times.
"He's just a lost soul right now and I pray the Lord can find his way into his heart and change him," O'Farrill, who is still recovering at Colorado hospital, said.
"I want to see him sometime. The first thing I want to say to him is 'I forgive you,' and the next is, 'Can I pray for you?'" he told The Denver Post.
Three hospitals are extending compassion to victims like O'Farrill. Hospital administrators plan to limit or wipe out their medical bills.