Joining Forces with the Colorado Rockies

The First Lady and Dr. Biden ended day 1 of their national tour to promote Joining Forces, an initiative encouraging all sectors of society to act in support of our military families, in my hometown last night - Denver, CO. They were there to join forces with the Colorado Rockies and Coors Field to support and honor Colorado's strong military family community.

Families from across the state's military installations were invited to take over Coors Field for a night, a dream for someone like me who spent her summers in the stands watching the Rockies play. Kids were running the bases, playing catch in the outfield, munching on hotdogs and peanuts.

As the First Lady told the crowd last night, Coors Field and the Rockies stepped up to create a special evening just for these families because its our duty, and our honor.  I couldn't be more proud of my home team, or my hometown.

First Lady and Dr. Biden with Jessica Simpson at Coors Field

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden visit Coors Field in Denver, Colo., for a military families event. Jessica Simpson, left, performed during the event and members of the Air Force Academy baseball team practiced with military children from across Colorado. April 13, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

First Lady at Coors Field

First Lady Michelle Obama greets kids during a military families event at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. During the event members of the Air Force Academy baseball team practiced with military children from across Colorado. April 13, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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