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First Lady hosts tea party for military moms

Monday, in honor of women who left their careers to become wives and mothers to military men or to become part of the military themselves, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden invited over 100 military moms and their kids to the White House for a tea party scheduled closely to Mother’s Day Sunday.
Those is attendance included military wives, active duty and reservist female military, and female veterans.
While the moms sat and enjoyed refreshments, over 60 kids made gifts for their moms.
Some of the gifts included bean plants, ceramic pots, and White House soap.
Children also made cards to be presented to their moms during a ceremony in the State Dining Room.
For entertainment, Norah Jones sang for the moms. She also brought her baby.
Biden talked about her experience as a military mom with her son Beau, who had been deployed to Iraq.
“While our sons and daughters serve so selflessly, having a community share the burden makes all the difference in the world,” said Biden. “And so for Mother’s Day, we wanted to simply say thank you to all the mothers who have loved and supported us. Thank you for all that you do for your selflessness and for your sacrifice on behalf of our country.”
The First Lady talk about two of the mothers in the audience and thanked all of the military moms and kids for their service.
“As military moms, you’re doing so much not just for your families, but you’re doing so much for your communities and for our country,” said Obama. “And most people don’t know it. They don’t know what you do.”
“You’re the ones, even with husbands deployed and things going on, you’re still driving the carpool, volunteering, leading the neighborhood organizations and working with your congregations to do care packages for other people,” Obama continued. “You’re the ones who answer the phone call late at night when a neighbor needs your help. And no matter what your country asks of you and your family, you’re the ones who step up and serve. And you do it with grace, with dignity, and without complaint.”
While Obama was thanking the moms, a young girl asked if she could also help make crafts for moms that are deployed.
"See," said Obama, "this is how much your kids love you."

Dr. Jill Biden talked with White House chef
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama (L) holds a military mom's baby while helping children make crafts in the State Dining Room during the annual Mother's Day tea to honor military mothers at the White House May 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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