Returning wounded Iraq veteran, and now Director of the Illinois Dept of Veteran’s Affairs, Tammy Duckworth who lost both legs in combat in Iraq war with President Elect, Barack Obama on Veteran’s Day 2008; ceremony of placing the wreath on Bronze Soldiers Memorial.
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On a more personal note, Arthur, along with the rest of the veterans living here in our community were honored yesterday in a Veteran’s Day ceremony at our county park. A flag flown over the White House had been purchased, and that flag was raised in ceremony by one of the veterans at our county park official flag pole.
A thank you applause to the veterans, photos and a brief speech. Arthur is a Vietnam era veteran. He rarely points to his own service, while humbly pointing to and honoring other veterans.