First Lady Obama and Oprah
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First Lady Michelle Obama says she will do everything she can to put the soldiers and their families in the forefront of people's minds. The First Lady says she used to not know anyone serving in the war, but that all changed when she hit the campaign trail a few years ago. During that time, she met military families across the country and says she was left in awe of their strength and sacrifice.

"Their stories took my breath away, and I vowed that if my husband had the honor of serving this country, that I would be that voice [for them]," says Mrs. Obama.

She says it's a challenge to get the message out about military families because they never ask for help. "They are buckling down and making it through, so it's easy for us to forget. That's why we have to lift these families up," Mrs. Obama says.
FROM: The Bravest Families in America
Published on January 27, 2011

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