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Blue Star Families, First Lady stand united
Blue Star Families, First Lady stand united
By Karen Jowers - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Jan 20, 2009 13:29:50 EST

Common goals brought them together: a desire to improve the lives of military families, and a desire to help put Barack Obama in the White House because they strongly believe the second goal will give great strength to the first.

Now, the fledgling Blue Star Families, having caught the ear of new First Lady Michelle Obama last summer hopes to take their campaign to help military families to a higher level.

On Jan. 19, one day before Obama took office as the 44th President of the United States of America, about 100 people gathered at the Fort Belvoir, Va., Officers Club for a victory celebration to honor the work of military families and veterans who contributed to his election.

We really helped share his pro-military message with the military community, said Angie Morgan, a spokeswoman for the group.

Spurred by the contacts they have made with each other and with the Obama administration, and by the needs of military families, theyve shifted their focus to a nonpartisan, broad-based effort to help military families.

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