(left to right in first row) 1. Sergeant Sheena Adams is a decorated veteran who earned the Combat Action Ribbon and Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal. Given the recent decision to lift the ban against women serving in combat roles, her long service in the military gave a pointed message.
1-2.. The parents of Hadiya Pendleton are the guests of Michelle Obama. The First Lady got to know Nathaniel and Cleopatra Pendleton when she traveled to Chicago to attend the 15-year-old girl's funeral.
3. Michelle Obama
4. Menchu de Luna Lopez is a nurse at New York University Hospital who helped save 20 babies when the power went out in the hospital following a power outage from Hurricane Sandy. The superstorm came up early in the speech, as the President directly attributed the devastating storm to global warming.
5. Dr. Jill Biden