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Sioux Falls woman happy with 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' repeal

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When Becca Westra was younger, she had high hopes of joining the military.

"Main reason I didn't go was because of the conflict between what would happen," Westra said.

With the U.S. Government's repeal of ''Don't Ask Don't Tell'', now she sees things a little differently.

"I'm actually on the waiting list for the Air National Guards. I definitely want to go now," Becca said. 

"I think it's great. Everyone should have their own opinion. I think it's awesome. Being able to serve openly and express who you are and what you're fighting your country for is amazing. Why would I fight for my country if I wasn't something I would not," she said.

And her mom, with unconditional love no matter what, says this brings a new day full of new hope.

"I'm proud because she's been on the waiting list and with the repeal going back and forth, she lost hope so now that it's passed, maybe it'll change that life for her," Madonna Westra said.

Becca says when it comes to fighting for our freedom, nothing should ever stand in the way.

"We're all out to do the same thing whether it's fight for our country or stand up for who we are so I think it's a great opportunity," Becca said.

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