obama on veterans day

This is one of the New York Times Pictures of the Day. You can't see her face in this photo, but that's clearly Tammy Duckworth hugging President-elect Barack Obama at the Bronze Soldiers Memorial in Chicago. Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran, lost both her legs in combat as a helicopter pilot during the war. She now serves as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

I just heard that there's currently a grassroots campaign pushing for Obama to appoint Duckworth as Secretary of Veterans' Affairs in his incoming administration: Tammy Duckworth Being Pushed For Veterans Affairs Secretary. I think it's safe to say that she would be awesome at it. Here's an online petition in support of the appointment: Cleland Duckworth Petition.

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