By Tammy Duckworth (Contact)
To be delivered to: Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL-8)
At a recent town hall, Congressman Joe Walsh said of my military service, "Now I’m running against a woman who, my God, that’s all she talks about. Our true heroes, it’s the last thing in the world they talk about."
Now, I don't care what Joe Walsh says about me. I do care though what he says about our nation’s 23 million Veterans. They've served our country with honor and they deserve our respect.
Moreover, at a time when so many of our brave service men and women are returning from war, it's irresponsible of Joe Walsh to try to silence Veterans by insinuating that you’re not a hero if you talk about your service to our country.
Whether they're seeking civilian employment or struggling with PTSD, our Veterans need to know that it's OK to talk about their wartime experiences.
Please join me in telling Joe Walsh that all of our Veterans are heroes and should be proud to talk about their military service.
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