First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden Launch Initiative to Honor Military Families
Updated: Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011, 1:37 PM CDT
(NewsCore) - WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched a national initiative Tuesday to support and honor US service members and their families — a priority President Barack Obama said was a “matter of national security.”
“The strength and readiness of America’s military depends on the strength and the readiness of our military families,” the president said at the initiative’s launch at the White House. “This is a matter of national security. It’s not just the right thing to do, it also makes this country stronger.”
The “Joining Forces” national initiative “aims to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of our society — citizens, communities, businesses, non-profits, faith based institutions, philanthropic organizations, and government — to ensure military families have the support they have earned,” according to the first lady’s office.