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Memorial Day: Remembering Veterans

Memorial Day: Remembering Veterans

Photo: Associated Press, Newsradio WTAX

Iraq war veteran and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth struggled to hold back tears during a wreath-laying ceremony in Chicago to honor American service members who have died in combat. Duckworth said, “There is not a day when I don’t get up and say a prayer of thanks for my life and for theirs.”

The Democratic congresswoman lost both legs and partial use of an arm when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting in Iraq in 2004.

In other events, Governor Pat Quinn opened an exhibit of hand-drawn portraits of Illinois service members who have died.

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