When our men and women in uniform answer the call to serve, their families serve, too. And they’re proud and glad to do it. But as long as that service keeps the rest of us safe, their sacrifice should also be our own. Even heroes can use a hand, especially during the holidays.
— Michelle Obama, First Lady
America’s brave servicemen and women represent a small fraction of our population. But they and the families who await their safe return carry far more than their fair share of the burden. They’ve done everything they’ve been asked to do. They’ve been everything we’ve asked them to be. And even as we speak, many are fighting halfway around the globe – in hopes that someday, our children and grandchildren won’t have to.
— President Barack Obama
Three Kings Day (Epiphany) is also upon us — January 6. So it’s not to late to post the President’s Weekly that went live yesterday, December 25.
First Lady Michelle Obama joins her husband for the weekly address recorded before she, Malia and Sasha, and finally the President left for their Christmas holiday in Hawaii. The Obamas ask to support troops (our volunteer army) who don’t get a Christmas vacation, and military families who may be in mourning over loses and/or coping with loved ones who can’t be home for the holidays or other special occasions.
The White House invites everyone to visit www.serve.gov to find ideas for what we can do to help our servicemen and women and their families.