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First Lady in Waiting Makes Care Packages For the Troops

Like thousands of Americans today, Michelle Obama woke up bright and early to take part in the National Day of Service — and so did I! Thanks to Operation Gratitude, I got to participate in "A Day of Service for Our Military." We assembled care packages for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in a giant tent at RFK Memorial Stadium.

Sitting in the bleachers with my fellow cold yet cheerful volunteers, I got a quick briefing on how to make a care package. Soon they had us chanting "Fired Up and Ready to Go!" After walking in from our pep talk, I recognized Barack Obama's grandmother, who flew in all the way from Kenya, sitting right in front of me! She seemed to be taking in the spirited event with a calm demeanor. While putting together care packages filled with goodies like bug lotion, gum, and five-hour energy boosts, I noticed another special guest at the assembly line next to me — Michelle Obama!

After our work in the tent, my group moved back outside where we picked up an inauguration brownie and wrote letters to the troops. If you volunteered today, how did it go?


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bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
Oh jeez. Really? Why knock someone (ahem, the First Lady :D ) for doing something nice?
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
it is just sickening!
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
it is just sickening!
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
She has been involved with military related charities for quite sometime. But if you want to look down your nose at some one else effort to help, than to each there own.
nguidjol nguidjol 7 years
Wow Hainan, there is no doubt you don't like the Obamas! Whatever they do is always a publicity stunt for you. How do you know she wasn't doing this before?
StolzeMama StolzeMama 7 years
I have been sending care packages for the last 3 years.... she does it 1 day and is glorified???????? Publicity- it is a wonderful thing!
Seamama Seamama 7 years
That is unbelievable, how could you contain yourself! I snitched your picture of Grandmama Obama, if you prefer I remove it, let me know. What a glorious day!!http://www.obama-mamas.com/blog/?p=156
Seamama Seamama 7 years
That is unbelievable, how could you contain yourself! I snitched your picture of Grandmama Obama, if you prefer I remove it, let me know. What a glorious day!! http://www.obama-mamas.com/blog/?p=156
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
That's cool citizen. Lucky you!
janneth janneth 7 years
Pretty memorable day for you, yes.Today I washed, dried, and folded a load of clothes to donate. Not an official service project, but still...
janneth janneth 7 years
Pretty memorable day for you, yes. Today I washed, dried, and folded a load of clothes to donate. Not an official service project, but still...
amybdk amybdk 7 years
Whoa, Citizen! What a day to remember! You lucky duck.
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
My volunteered day was great! I had a great time and now I'm back home getting ready for work tomorrow. I helped out making sure the homeless had gloves, scarves, and hats ---we even gave out the coats that we had but ran out.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
That is so awesome, Citizen!
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
That is so awesome, Citizen!
stephley stephley 7 years
Oh my, this is your JOB?!?! You are too too lucky!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
How cool is that!
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
How cool is that!
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