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Veterans and Military Families

  • Posted on Jan 26, 2011
    Earlier today, First Lady Michelle Obama sent this letter to military families and military family service organizations. We wanted to share it with you as part of our commitment to serve to our military families. Dear Friends: On Thursday, I am joining some amazing military families on The Oprah Winfrey Show, and I hope you are able to watch.
  • Posted on Jan 25, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on January 24th, 2011.
  • Posted on Dec 7, 2010
    This post originally appeared on theU.S. Department of Veterans Affairs blog VAntage Point on December 7th, 2010. Read the Presidential Proclimation on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day here.
  • Posted on Nov 16, 2010
    Last week, I traveled to San Francisco where I spent a few days on site visits and in discussions with service leaders. A big focus of this trip was highlighting our work to meet the needs of our veterans and military families.
  • Posted on Nov 10, 2010
    On the eve of Veterans Day, I wanted to write with a simple message to our nation’s veterans: Thank you. Over the past two years, I have joined with our First Lady to explore the issues faced by our service members and their families – while they are deployed and once they return home. In my work and travels, I am always inspired by the commitment of our military service members and truly grateful for al they do for our country.
  • Posted on Nov 10, 2010
    On Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women who have risked their lives to protect our freedoms. As Americans, it is our solemn obligation to not only honor them with our words, but to support them through our deeds. Veterans and the families that support them deserve our respect, gratitude, and service – on Veterans Day and throughout the year.
  • Posted on Aug 16, 2010
    Last week CNCS CEO Patrick Corvington joined President Obama to honor thirteen outstanding Americans from across the country who have “performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens” with a 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal. All of the recipients are remarkable; living examples of the importance of service in addressing our nation’s most pressing challenges.
  • Posted on Aug 5, 2010
    ="">We connect families through reading good books aloud on DVD, whether those families are divided by oceans and continents or simply by circumstance.
  • Posted on Jul 29, 2010
    On Saturday, May 8th, 2010, a group of veterans and other volunteers arrived at 21 acres to prepare a Veteran Pea Patch for planting. 21 acres is a non-profit, dedicated to assisting the Woodinville, Washington community and surrounding areas in providing pea patches for local citizens and larger sites for groups that have a constituency.
  • Posted on Jul 23, 2010
    Ed. Note: this blog is cross-posted from the White House Council on Women and Girls blog.


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