“My mother was the single, most important influence in my life.”— Barack Obama
This Mother’s Day, President Obama talks about the strong, loving women in his life: his mother, his grandmother, and Michelle. Watch the video, share it with your friends, and don’t forget to call your mom.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden celebrated Mother’s Day today by honoring mothers who serve in the United States Armed Forces.
It’s a tradition in the White House to celebrate Mother’s Day with a tea hosted by the First Lady. Sunday’s guests of honor were some of the most inspiring women in the country: moms who proudly serve as members of our armed forces, their children and their own mothers. Naval Observatory volunteers also gathered to put together care packages for the military mothers.
For Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the event was an opportunity to highlight the important work these women do and the sacrifices they and their families have made in service of our country — and to say thank you. And as you can see in the video below, their kids had a message of their own to share with mom:
Learn how you can show your support for military moms by visiting our Joining Forces site dedicated to thanking military moms.