Gabby Giffords to give pledge at Dem convention

Gabby Giffords to give pledge at Dem convention

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords receives the 2012 Salute to Women award from Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum at the museum's 21st annual "Salute to Freedom" dinner on May 24, 2012 in New York City. The gala dinner, which looks to honor men and women who have served the nation, is held aboard the floating museum on Manhattan's West Side. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Posted on September 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention.

Giffords’ office confirms she will deliver the pledge Thursday, the final night of the political gathering in Charlotte, N.C.

The Arizona Democrat was shot in 2011 by a gunman at an event in her district. She and 12 others survived. Six others died.

Giffords resigned from Congress earlier this year to focus on her recovery. She returned home to Arizona last month after intensive physical and speech therapy in Houston.

 

 

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