Brave Gabby Giffords leads Pledge of Allegiance as she makes emotional appearance at Tucson memorial to honour victims of shootings one year ago today

Mail Online

Representative Gabrielle Giffords led a crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, in a rare public appearance tonight at a candlelight vigil one year after surviving a deadly shooting.

The Democratic congresswoman – who has struggled to re-learn to walk after being shot in the head – stepped onstage to cheers from the crowd. Ron Barber, a staffer who was wounded in the rampage that killed six people one year ago, invited her to lead the audience in the pledge.