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The newest award that will soon be given to service members who served in Iraq was unveiled at the ceremony. The medal is called The Medal of Commitment. Dec. 1, 2011, marks Iraq's Day of Commitment. The ceremony hosted by the Iraqi government at Al Faw Palace, in Baghdad, Iraq would be the last of it's kind as U.S. forces continue to draw out of Iraq. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, took the opportunity to thank U.S. and Iraqi service members for all of their sacrifices that led to the end of an almost decade long war. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Barrieau)
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