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artistinmaine artistinmaine 8 years
As an artist living in Maine, I have served the Women in Military Memorial in several capacities, and I was heartened to discover that the First Lady actually visited this hallowed place at the foot of Arlington National Cemetery. My comment is directed to all those who have commented before me. The Women's Memorial is in a catastrophic fiscal bind as I write, serving us day to day not week to week or month to month. What is needed now by the Memorial which is a non-profit, is money, not verbiage. I would implore all of you to take out your checkbooks and make a donation to the Women's Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA 22211 or to call them at (703) 931-4204 or at least to connect with your representatives and remind them that the Women in Military Memorial needs their help.
Ms-Bunny Ms-Bunny 8 years
There just going to make him like people who used to freak out about Madonna made her, EXTREMELY POPULAR! Bring it on Lefties!!!!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
I would have liked the outfit better if she'd picked a non-striped shirt. But the blazer with the belt is very cute. I dont get the tone either :?
bibliophile bibliophile 8 years
I rather like tea! And I think what Michelle Obama is doing is fantastic. I'm not that crazy about her outfit, but she gets points for thinking outside the box.
tiabia tiabia 8 years
What I've learned is that inside jokes aren't too funny when you're on the outside :shrug:
T-S T-S 8 years
I miss Citizen 1.0. I never got confused when she was trying to be funny.
Myst Myst 8 years
I'm not getting the tone of the article. But she looks great and I think it's good that they are honoring women in service
tiabia tiabia 8 years
tiabia tiabia 8 years
What a great honor to have! I am a little confused on the tone of the posting as well. I don't see what's so humorous about having tea.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Is she preparing to be a leprechan with that outfit?
amybdk amybdk 8 years
I, too, am confused!
T-S T-S 8 years
>It was, after all, nothing more than a friendly gesture. And a shout-out to Eleanor Roosevelt, who extended the same invite to servicewomen in World War II. Since no other first lady has invited servicewomen to the White House, the idea was met with cheers and laughter. Not surprising, considering a handful of women attending served in World War II. Huh? I have read this like four times and I'm not following.
Jillness Jillness 8 years
I had no idea there was a women in service memorial. That is really fantastic.
stephley stephley 8 years
Since they were military women, should she have offered to knock back a couple of beers instead? Actually if you read the article, it was a Brigadier General who brought up the tea: "Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught introduced the first lady, thanking Obama for making servicewomen and their welfare a priority in the new administration. Vaught said that Obama was "following in the footsteps of Eleanor Roosevelt of World War II fame." Vaught said that Eleanor Roosevelt had invited servicewomen to tea at the White House. Vaught, who served in the Air Force for more than 28 years and was one of the few military women in the Vietnam War who was not a nurse, turned to the side where Obama stood. "During my time in the military and the years since," Vaught said, "I've never known of the first lady issuing such an invitation.'' Vaught then asked the audience whether anyone would like to have tea at the White House. The audience laughed and cheered. "All right," Obama said, smiling. "You're all invited. I think that's an excellent idea."
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I am actually digging her outfit. I had an event on Sunday for WHM, this is great and I hope it continues.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Glad she's out recognizing these women. Her outfit on the other hand... not liking so much.
piper23 piper23 8 years
Love her outfit.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 8 years
Last time i checked you get invited for tea not for coffee especially in such positions and i am sure coffee will be served as will other things besides scones. I do miss high tea. I dont get what's so funny, it's not sexist or bringing down the feminist movement, it's just a beverage lol
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Whoa, bitter much, Citizen? Something about the tone of this piece is really negative when MO is doing something great to honor these women who are so often overlooked. Just because they had tea doesn't make it condescending in the least.
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