Just a few days after she helped to usher in a new, interagency military family support effort, First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to express her deep appreciation for the sacrifices military families make on a daily basis.
Their willingness to sacrifice without complaint moves me every single time, " the First Lady said during the show: The Bravest Families in America, " which aired Jan. 27. Whenever I`m feeling bad, feeling sorry for myself, I suck it up because of these families. "
Along with the First Lady, journalists Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward and two military families appeared on Oprah to share their stories with the nation. One family shared a tale of perseverance through deployment, and another of recovery from a life-changing war injury.
For more on this military family-focused Oprah show, read Karen Parrish`s American Forces Press Service articles: First Lady Pledges Support for Military Families, " and Military "Bravest Families` Join First Lady on Oprah Show. "
By Elaine Wilson
Feb. 1, 2011