In one of the most emotionally charged moments of the Democratic National Convention, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) brought the Democratic delegates to their feet on Thursday, and often to tears, by leading the pledge of allegiance. Giffords, who is still recovering from her near-fatal 2011 gunshot wound to the head, walked across the stage without assistance and recited the pledge in a clear, somewhat halting voice. Giffords resigned her seat in January to focus on healing.
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