While in Washington, D.C., to report on the Inauguration, TFK Kid Reporter Bridget Bernardo received a special assignment: to visit the White House with three other kid reporters and talk with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. The focus of the discussion was Joining Forces, a program the two women created to encourage Americans to honor and support veterans, service members and their families.
Mrs. Obama said she wanted to help military families when she saw how the service of one person affects the family. "The whole family has to step up and make huge sacrifices," the First Lady said.
Dr. Biden has firsthand experience: Her son Beau served in Iraq in 2008. Dr. Biden said one goal of Joining Forces is to ask Americans to commit acts of kindness toward military families. She said that helped her family while her son was away. To read more, visit timeforkids.com/whitehouse.
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