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Published October 20, 2010, 08:18 PM

Sen. Conrad Honors Lamoureux Twins

Jocelyn Lamoureux and her sister Monique shook hands with Senator Kent Conrad Wednesday, and Conrad gave them a pat on the back for a job well done.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Jocelyn Lamoureux and her sister Monique shook hands with Senator Kent Conrad Wednesday, and Conrad gave them a pat on the back for a job well done. The twins won a silver medal playing on the U.S. women's hockey team at the Winter Olympics back in February.

"We are so proud of our North Dakota representatives, to do so extraordinarily well, and to really capture the attention of the nation," Conrad said.

The Senator presented the Lamoureux's with the "Yes, We Can" Leadership award and a with flag that was flown over the nation's capitol.

"To be giving a flag flown in your honor, it's not something that many people can say. It's humbling and it goes along with all the other stuff people have recognized us for," Jocelyn said.

Conrad also presented an additional flag to Monique Lamoureux to give to her husband, who is currently enlisted in the Marines as a way of thanking him, which Monique thought was very appropriate.

"Playing for your country is one thing, going to fight for it is another. So the fact that we get to do this, and get to do what we love because of what the military does means a lot to us," Monique said.

Senator Conrad talked with the twins about a memorable play from the U.S.-China game. He said he was proud to talk about the games back in Washington at the time.

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