Daniel Hernandez received a standing ovation at Wednesday night's memorial service to remember the victims of Saturday's deadly shooting in Tucson, Arizona.

Hernandez's quick thinking is credited with helping to stop Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords' bleeding after she was shot in the head during the outdoor rally.

Six people, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl, died during the shooting rampage. Police arrested 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner at the scene.

Hernandez is openly gay and had been Giffords' intern for just five days when he was asked to help out at the event.

But at the memorial service, Hernandez, who on Monday received a standing ovation led by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer at the Statehouse, told the cheering crowd, which included President Obama, that he's no hero, but that Giffords is.

“Though I appreciate the sentiment, I must humbly reject the title of hero because I am not one of them,” Hernandez, 20, said after Obama had praised him for his efforts. “We must reject the title of hero and reserve it for those who deserve it.”

He said the title instead should be given to “glimmers of hope,” people like Giffords and those taking care of her. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)