As well he should:

Daniel Hernandez Jr., one of the heroes of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., two weeks ago, tells ABC News that he will be sitting, along with his father, Daniel Hernandez Sr., with Michelle Obama at the State of the Union on Tuesday, which happens to be his 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. Also the chance to bring my father along for his first trip to Washington, D.C. The State of the Union is a pivotal moment because it is our opportunity to find where we are and where we will be going as a nation in this upcoming year,” Hernandez said.

You’ll remember that not only did Hernandez rush to Gabby Giffords’ aid, he holds the distinction of being both Latino and openly gay, and also being more of a man than any of the wingnuts crying about how the true victim that day was Sarah Palin.

[h/t Joe]