Tugging a huge red sack stuffed with toys, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered about 900 gifts to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign but perhaps lost in the seriousness of her mission, forgot to wear her smile.
Taking a few minutes to thank military families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. Mrs Obama shared how they make her job ‘easy’ in their representation of the U.S. as well as in inspiring her role in the White House.
‘The military families are what inspires my work,’ she said at the annual toy drive started by a Marine reservist and his wife.
‘Somehow you’re always the ones who find the extra hours in the day to give back, above and beyond what life has thrown your way anyway,’ she said.
Among the unwrapped toys donated today by White House employees and American CEOs were Mrs Obama’s two daughters 14-year-old Malia and 11-year-old Sasha, according to the White House.
Mrs Obama along with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, started the Joining Forces campaign in 2011 to honor and support military families.
Before slapping her hands together to get to work, Mrs Obama wished volunteers and service members at the military base ‘Happy Holidays.’
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