Updated 02/07/13 – 4:51 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Michelle Obama is planning to attend the funeral of a teenager who was shot and killed about a week after she had performed at the president’s inauguration.
The first lady will attend the service for Hadiya Pendleton on Saturday. Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will also attend.
They will say goodbye to a young girl they didn’t know, but whose tragic death has become known to the world.
CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports Hadiya has become a national symbol in the gun control debate.
Ribbons lined the streets in front of the Pendleton family home on Thursday. In less than two days, her family will leave that house to say goodbye to a girl who in life was theirs alone, but in death has become a child to many.