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Six U.S. lawmakers marked Jewish-American Heritage Month with a tour of the national Jewish military museum.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), whose freshman bill inaugurated May as the heritage month in 2006, led the delegation on Tuesday that toured the National Museum of American Jewish Military History.

The museum, just off Dupont Circle in downtown Washington D.C., uses artifacts and educational materials to cover Jewish involvement in the U.S. military since the Revolutionary War. U.S. Jews have consistently fought in wars in greater proportions than their representation in the greater population.

Other lawmakers on the tour were U.S. Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.), Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), Susan Davis (D-Calif.), Albio Sires (D-N.J.) and Timothy Walz (D-Minn.).

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