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Gabrielle Giffords' full Pledge of Allegiance

NEED TO KNOW
  • Former congresswoman was nearly killed by a gunman in 2011
  • Her appearance at the DNC was a closely-guarded secret

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Gabrielle Giffords' full Pledge of Allegiance

For many, former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords' determined delivery of the Pledge of Allegiance on the final night of the Democratic National Convention was far and away the most moving moment of the entire event. 

With assistance from her friend Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Giffords took the stage to the chant of "Gabby, Gabby, Gabby!" echoing through the arena.

Her right side is still weak from the shooting... so she held her right hand over her heart with the help of her stronger left hand. 

Then in a halting but strong voice, Giffords led the crowd, some wiping away tears, in the Pledge.

We thought you might like to see and share the whole Pledge and some of the standing ovation that lasted for more than a minute.

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