It was a profile in courage when Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, with her head held high, recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Gabby was helped onstage by her husband, former Astronaut Mark Kelly, who tenderly put his arm around her waist and helped her raise her right arm.
She used her left hand to hold her right hand over her heart, a result of her injury.
Gabby smiled throughout the moving ceremony.
She waved from the stage as the crowd used glow sticks to remember the victims of one of the most horrific shootings in U.S. history.