First Lady Obama on supporting military families

Uploaded by soldiersmediacenter on 20.05.2010

First Lady Michelle Obama served as keynote speaker
at When Parents Deploy: Understanding the Experiences of Military
Children and Spouses. During her speech, Mrs. Obama made a very
important announcement. I'm issuing a national challenge--
a challenge to every sector of American society to mobilize and take action to support and
engage our military families. We need a truly national commitment here.
One percent of Americans may be fighting our wars,
but we need 100% of Americans to support them and their families.
This has to be all hands on deck. This is a challenge to government. [applause]
As president, my husband and his administration have made military families a priority.