First Lady Michelle Obama Makes the Pitch to Help Military Families

Jul 4, 2011 1:33pm

ABC News' Jon Garcia reports:

First Lady Michelle Obama is using the 4th of July holiday to remind Americans to help out military families across the county.

In an email letter from her office, Mrs. Obama says that “when our troops are called to serve, their families serve right along with them” which means “missed holidays, bedtimes and ballet recitals. … it means pulling double-duty, doing the work of both parents, often while juggling a full-time job or trying to get an education.”

That’s why, she says, it’s important to get involved and help “take care of their families while they’re gone.”  To that end, she and Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Dr Jill Biden, started a website at JoiningForces.gov to help facilitate that help.   The site allows people send messages of support, lists links to service organizations, and sign up to do service hours on projects to help military families with everything from babysitting to home care.

See the full text of Michelle Obama's letter HERE.

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