Thursday, October 29
       

Joining Forces

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Title:  Joining Forces is all about coming together to support our nation’s military families.
Source:  www.whitehouse.gov

Short statement  from First Lady Michelle Obama:

Good afternoon,

For 92 years, our nation has set aside November 11th as a day to honor those who have served in our armed forces. Originally, the day was set aside to celebrate the veterans of the First World War. Later, it was broadened to include every man and woman who has worn the uniform of the United States. And today, we continue that tradition by honoring the service and sacrifice of our troops and veterans.

But I believe that this commemoration should last much longer than just 24 hours, once a year. That’s why Jill Biden and I launched the Joining Forces initiative to honor, recognize, and support the veterans and military families who have given our nation so much.  We’re issuing a call to all Americans, so that everyone asks themselves one simple question: How can I give back?

We’ve been overwhelmed by responses from across the country. Businesses are hiring more veterans. Nonprofit organizations are working with military children. And individuals all across the country have stepped up to help out in their community. How will you give back?

 

For more details:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces

Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey join forces with the First Lady and Dr. Biden in a public service announcement campaign supporting military families.

 

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