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2011

The 2011 State of the Union came just weeks after Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson. Michelle invited the following:

  • Mark Kelly, Gabby Gifford's husband
  • The former military doctor treating Giffords
  • John, Dallas, and Roxanna Green, the family of Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl killed in the Tucson shooting

The theme of this State of the Union was national unity, and members of Congress decided to sit together, undivided by political party.

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