For the second time this week, a woman named Gabby has led the Democratic National Convention in the pledge of allegiance. Tonight, it was Gabby Giffords, the former congresswoman from Arizona who was gravely wounded in a shooting at a political event with her constituents in January 2011.
Giffords' good friend, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic Party, led Giffords onto the stage and over to the U.S. flag as those in attendance here in Charlotte rose to their feet and applauded her introduction.
Giffords recently moved back to her hometown of Tucscon from Houston to continue her recovery.
On Tuesday, Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas opened the convention with the pledge of allegiance.