The greatest show of support for America’s veterans, whose sacrifices are being honored today, actually came last Tuesday. A record number of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans — 16, with some races still undecided — were elected to Congress. Of that group, nine are first-time officeholders and two, Democrats Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, are the first women who served in Iraq to be sent to Congress. They will, of course, be powerful watchdogs for veterans’ affairs.
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