First Lady Kicks Off Holiday Season With Military Families
By Elaine Sanchez
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2011 – In a gesture of gratitude for their service and sacrifice, First Lady Michelle Obama today invited military families – including families of the military fallen — to be among the first to see the White House decked out for this year’s holiday season.
First Lady Michelle Obama invites military children to decorate cookies and create ornaments with her during a special holiday event at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2011. The first lady invited military families, including families of the fallen, to be among the first to view the White House’s holiday decorations this year. By the first lady’s side is Jennifer Jackman of the American Gold Star Mothers. DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez