The model and actress stepped out in Galveston, Texas, Saturday to attend the commissioning of Navy ship USS Gabrielle Giffords, which was named for the former Arizona Congresswoman and victim of a 2011 Tucson, Arizona, shooting, which left her seriously wounded from a severe brain injury.
“Gabby is one of the funniest, nicest, most thoughtful people I know,” Munn, 36, captioned a photo of herself and Giffords, adding that she herself was serving on the host committee for the commissioning and pointing out that the ship is only the second ever to be named after a living woman.
“She continually inspires me with how she keeps breaking the standard. She not only reaches for the stars, but she touches them and brings down handfuls to share,” Munn continued of her friend. “I love you so much, Gabby! Enjoy this super special day!!! 🇺🇸⛴🌟💙❤️”
What an awesome day!!! So proud of my wonderful friend @gabbygiffords. 💙 I'm so honored to be on the host committee for today's commissioning of the #USSGabrielleGiffords!!! (The #USSGG is the second ship ever named after a living woman!) Gabby is one of the funniest, nicest, most thoughtful people I know. She continually inspires me with how she keeps breaking the standard. She not only reaches for the stars, but she touches them and brings down handfuls to share. I love you so much, Gabby! Enjoy this super special day!!! 🇺🇸⛴🌟💙❤️
Among the other photos Munn shared from the commissioning include one of herself sitting in the warship’s captain’s chair, surrounded by crew members, and a selfie with Captain Mark Kelly, Giffords’ husband and a retired Navy captain, engineer and NASA astronaut.
“Nothing gives me greater joy and honor than seeing this great ship named for someone whose strength and resilience is a great lesson to us all,” Clinton said in a speech, according to the Associated Press.
He's an astronaut, yes. But the coolest thing about @shuttlecdrkelly is his love and devotion for his wonderful wife @gabbygiffords. This was a special day and it was even more special getting to see Mark fill with such pride to see Gabby's ship get commissioned. So happy to have you both in my life and sooo honored to be here this weekend to celebrate! 🇺🇸⛴💙❤️🌟#USSGG #gonavy
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The ship’s commissioning comes almost five and a half years after Giffords resigned from her congressional seat a year following the shooting. To this day, she continues to battle the challenges of partial paralysis and a language disorder.
“I thought of you in my darkest days, the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of the United States of America … You make me proud. You make America proud,” Giffords, who has become a big advocate for gun control, said in a speech Saturday as she stood next to her husband, AP reports.