Photo: Hernandez and President Obama. Inlay - Hernandez and Giffords
After being thrust into the spotlight for being there for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when she was shot in the head, intern Daniel Hernandez Jr. is getting a pretty amazing birthday gift.
During President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Hernandez and his father will be sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama.
The SOTU address happens to fall on the young man’s 21st birthday.
“I’m both honored and excited to have the opportunity to travel to our nation’s Capitol for a once in a lifetime event,” he said.
Hernandez has been called a hero by many, yet he rejects the label. Though, President Obama jokingly said he rejects his rejection.