November 11, 2021

On Veterans Day, Duckworth Honored with Pritzker Military Museum and Library’s Founder’s Award


[CHICAGO, IL] — Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years, was awarded the Pritzker Military Museum and Library’s Founder’s Award in recognition of her service as an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart recipient and an advocate for Veterans and working families. In accepting the award, Duckworth emphasized the courage of our American heroes and every American’s duty to recognize their service by honoring them year-round. Photos from the event are available here.

“Veterans Day is a day of celebration, it’s a moment to recognize and honor the service of all of those who put on the uniform and sacrificed in order to safeguard our great nation,” Duckworth said. “Despite the risks, despite the danger that they know they could face, tens of thousands of the bravest people that you could ever know still volunteer to serve every year. I am so honored to receive the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s Founder’s Award, and I’m going to spend every moment I can continuing my efforts to do right by those who’ve done so much for the rest of us.”

Duckworth was joined by founder and chair of the museum, Colonel Jennifer Pritzker, museum Senior Director Roberto Bravo, as well as several Veterans sharing personal remarks about what it means to them to be a Veteran.