April 13, 2010
I’m always pleased to see our leaders take time to acknowledge the sacrifices of our military families, particularly our military children.
In honor of Month of the Military Child, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden praised military children and encouraged Americans to support them in a video message posted on the White House’s Web site.
“As a grateful nation, it is our sacred responsibility to stand by our military children, just as they and their families stand by us,” Obama said in the video.
From improving their schools to strengthening their communities to supporting their parents and guardians, she added, “President Obama is committed to ensuring that this administration does everything it can to support our military children.”
Biden encouraged Americans to recognize and support military children, whether it’s reaching out to a new military family in the neighborhood or connecting with an organization dedicated to supporting troops and their families.
“As a mother of a National Guardsman, I have seen firsthand the difference that a small act of kindness can make,” she said. “There’s a role for each and every one of us in supporting military children.”
“Let’s mark the Month of the Military Child this year by dedicating ourselves to honoring and supporting these brave children all year long,” Obama added.
For more on Month of the Military Child, visit American Forces Press Service’s Special Report: Month of the Military Child.