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In 2013, Michelle was joined by the following:

  • Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple
  • Tracey Hepner, the wife of America's first openly gay military general, Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith
  • John Kitzhaber, governor of Oregon
  • Bobak Ferdowsi, NASA's "Mohawk Guy"
  • Kaitlin Roig, a heroic first-grade teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary School
  • Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and Nathaniel A. Pendleton Sr., the parents of a girl who was killed in Chicago gun violence shortly after performing at the inauguration

Gun violence and technology were among the issues reflected in the guest list.

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