Gabby Giffords brings down the house with inspiring Pledge of Allegiance

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By Aliyah Shahid

The final night of the Democratic National Convention kicked off with former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords spiritedly reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to a captivated crowd in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She was accompanied by her friend, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida.

The inspired crowd gave Giffords a sustained, standing ovation and chanted “Gabby! Gabby!” As she left the stage, Giffords blew kisses to the audience. 

The former Arizona lawmaker has made such an astonishing recovery since being shot in the head in January 2011 by disturbed gunman Jared Loughner that she can now speak clearly. The shooting spree left six dead and 13 injured.

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Gabrielle Giffords and Democratic National Convention

Gabby Giffords brings down the house with inspiring Pledge of Allegiance

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