First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden look amazing on the cover of the April 24 issue of Parade magazine. Mrs. Obama is sporting a red sleeveless dress while Mrs. Biden has on a bright blue dress, all they needed was a little white in the mix and they’d be a human version of the American flag. In this issues, the two ladies discuss their first joint project, called Joining Forces,. The project supports and honors the families of the nation’s service members. Both ladies are slated to appear on ABC’s The View, this coming Monday at 11 am EST. In the meantime, check out a snippet of what the women had to say.
The First Lady:
When I started campaigning for my husband, I wanted to meet with groups of women to make sure their stories were a part of the conversation in his campaign and potentially in his administration. Everywhere I went there were military spouses, and their stories took my breath away â€“ the pain of multiple deployments, trying to keep the family afloat. I remember sitting and crying with a group of them. Studies show that many military families feel like the country doesnâ€™t recognize or appreciate (them). And it breaks my heart, because theyâ€™re serving as passionately and deeply and proudly as the men and women in uniform.
Dr. Biden: “We just need to say to America, “Wake up. You need to support these families and we need to lift them up and really value them’”
First lady Michelle Obama and Maria Shriver both looked stunning at the Maria Shriver Women’s Conference on October 26, 2010 in Long Beach, California. Lady Maria and Michelle both took turns speaking at the podium to the crowd. Governor Schwarzengger, Diane Sawyer , Jerry Brown , and Laura Bush also attended the conference. These pictures are from day 3 of the conference.
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