"Thank you for all that you do": Military Mother's Day Tea with the First Lady and Dr. Biden

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Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a special Mother's Day tea to honor military mothers and show their appreciation and thanks for all the important work they do as well as the sacrifices their families have made in service of our country.

Dr. Biden spoke first and thanked the military moms in attendance:

While our sons and daughters serve so selflessly, having a community share the burden makes all the difference in the world. Today I am here to say thank you for all that you do, for your selflessness and for your sacrifice on behalf of our country.

The First Lady echoed Dr. Biden's sentiments:

And that’s what military moms do every day.  You all help people soar.  You help our country soar. When somebody needs you, whether it’s your family, or your community, or your country -- you lift them up.  You answer the call every single time.

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a Joining Forces initiative Mother’s Day tea

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a Joining Forces initiative Mother’s Day tea in honor of military mothers in the East Room of the White House, May 9, 2013. Dr. Jill Biden stands with her. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Then, while kids prepared gifts for their moms in the State Dining Room, the First Lady and Dr. Biden showed up with a special guest, Prince Harry of Wales, to help them create Mother’s Day cards and other crafts. 

First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and Prince Harry of Wales help military children create Mothers Day cards

First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and Prince Harry of Wales help military children create Mothers Day cards and other crafts in the State Dining Room of the White House, May 9, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Show your support for military moms this Mother's Day by visiting our Joining Forces site dedicated to thanking military moms and contribute to the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ThankAMilitaryMom.

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