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Obama, Duckworth participate in wreath laying ceremony

CHICAGO, Illinois (KHNL) - President-elect Barack Obama and McKinley graduate Tammy Duckworth participated in a wreath laying ceremony Tuesday.

Both politicians have Hawaii ties and were in Chicago for Veteran's Day.

Duckworth serves as Illinois' State Veterans Affairs Director but is a graduate of McKinley High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Duckworth, herself a veteran, lost both legs when her helicopter was hit by an explosive in Iraq.

She is being mentioned as someone who might replace Obama in the U.S. Senate.

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