VETERANS DAY 2011
Honor those who've served
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?
Our efforts with Joining Forces come on top of the many actions my husband has made on behalf of our veterans and military families.
So inside and outside of government, we're building a wave of support to honor and recognize our veterans and their families. We can use your help. Today, let's all find a new way that we can get involved in our communities, not just for Veterans Day, but every day.
Memories are a way to keep the past alive. President Barack Obama visits San Diego for the first time on Monday September 26, 2011
Memories are a way to keep the past alive. First Lady Michelle Obama brought her national call to action on behalf of military families to Camp Pendleton on June 13, 2010
“Given all that you and your family do to take care of America, America needs to take care of you” First Lady Michelle Obama said
In April 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama visited a community garden in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego to promote healthy eating and fight obesity in children.
In April 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama visited San Diego to promote healthy eating and fight obesity in children.
Memories are a way to keep the past alive. First Lady Michelle Obama first San Diego visit:.Let's Move is a growing success |
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