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Source: United States Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)

WASHINGTON—Ahead of Memorial Day, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), who served as a company commander in Kuwait and Iraq, leading 150 Iowa Army National Guardsmen during Operation Iraqi Freedom, spoke on the Senate floor to honor America’s fallen soldiers and their families, including a number of Iowa’s heroes. Wearing her own military rucksack, Ernst recognized the importance of the Memorial Day holiday, and paid tribute to the Iowans who risked everything to preserve our great freedoms.