First lady tweets Mother’s Day wishes

On Thursday, the first lady and Dr. Jill Biden held a Mother’s Day Tea event at the White House to honor the nation’s military mothers. 

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Obama and Biden helped children from military families create their own Mother’s Day cards and then joined them as they presented those cards to their parents. They held a similar event last year.

The event for military moms was the latest in Obama and Biden’s Joining Forces initiative, which aims to help military families and returning veterans.

A “special guest” also joined the 170 military mothers and children at the event, Prince Harry, who stopped at the White House on the first day of a weeklong tour of the U.S.  

The first lady praised his work with military families and his service in Afghanistan.



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