Serving Those Who Serve Us
This Memorial Day, First Lady Michelle Obama and I are asking our fellow citizens to honor the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed so much for our country by supporting our military families and veterans.
Will you join me in sending a note of thanks to our military families? You can submit your message on JoiningForces.gov:
Our military families are true American heroes: they are parents who raise their kids alone while their spouse is deployed overseas, they are the grandparents who provide much needed support, and they are military kids who work hard in school while bravely awaiting their mom or dad's return from deployment. They serve our country bravely and without asking for recognition for their sacrifices.
That's why the First Lady and I started Joining Forces, a national initiative to recognize, honor and support our military families.
As a military mom, I know that a simple act of kindness can make a difference in the lives of our military families and veterans. Whether you offer to babysit or carpool, or just take a moment to say thank you, everyone can do something to support our service members and their families.
We are working with employers, with communities, with faith leaders, with schools and so many others. We can all join forces.
At JoiningForces.gov you'll find lots of ways to get involved. You can find service opportunities in your area, send a message of support to military families, or tell us your own story of service:
To all of our men and women in uniform, our veterans and our military families: thank you, we are so grateful for your commitment and sacrifice.
P.S. We've created a special email list for more frequent updates about the Joining Forces campaign.
You can sign up here: WhiteHouse.gov/JoiningForcesEmail
Contact the White House
The White House • 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW • Washington, DC 20500 • 202-456-1111
Posted: May 31, 2011