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Thu Apr 8, 2021, 08:58 AM

Jill Biden shines fresh spotlight on military family program

Source: AP

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday delivered on her promise to prioritize the struggles of military families by reviving a decade-old initiative that challenged Americans to do something as simple as mow the lawn or drop off a meal for a family with a loved one in the armed forces.

Biden said military families are as important to the United States as a rudder is to a ship and that national security will be served by attending to their physical, social and emotional health.

“How can we hope to keep our military strong if we don’t give our families, survivors and caregivers what they need to thrive?” she asked at the White House.

Biden said the reiteration of Joining Forces will focus on employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for military families, education for the more than 2 million children of enlisted parents and veterans, and the overall health and well-being of these families.



First lady Jill Biden speaks at a virtual event with military families from around the world as part of the White House initiative to support military and veteran families in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 09:01 AM

1. Jill just keeps being

"bester" than that last Third Lady.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 09:04 AM

2. Now THIS is what BEING BEST means....

This has been a priority for Jill Biden for years. Her visibility on matters of importance bodes well for the country.

The former FLOTUS could not be bothered.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 8, 2021, 09:55 AM

3. If you can't take care of them after they serve

(or even while they serve) then you don't deserve their service.

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