Great-Grandmother Brings DNC to Tears as She Discusses Military Son's Sacrifice: 'Tom Made Big Differences'
Sharon Belkofer stole the show at the DNC Wednesday night when she took the stage to introduce President Obama.
The 73-year-old great-grandmother told the crowd inside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center: “You're probably all wondering, who the heck is this sweet little old lady?"
Belkofer spoke to Inside Edition Thursday following her big moment on stage.
"I got a phone call last Friday afternoon,” she told Inside Edition.
The Ohio native said she was asked: "If you are willing we would like for you to speak at the Democratic National Convention."
She made the delegates laugh and cry as she spoke about becoming a “Gold Star Mother” following the death of her 44-year-old son, Tom, a lieutenant colonel in the Army.
Four colonels lost their lives in the attack in Afghanistan on May 18, 2010 — the largest number of ranking American officers killed in a single attack.
She told Inside Edition that she felt Tom's presence in the room.
"I felt he was there with me. I feel like he is always with me. He would be saying, 'go get 'em, mom.'"