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Katy Perry, Usher, Play for Military Kids at Inaugural Concert

Monday, January 21st, 2013

A star-studded concert event, featuring Katy Perry, Usher, and cast members from the show “Glee” took center stage as the presidential inauguration festivities kicked off this weekend, with First Lady Michelle Obama and the Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosting the “Kid’s Inaugural Concert” for the children of military families.  More from The Hollywood Reporter:

Obama and Biden took the stage near the end, calling in groups of military kids on video chats broadcast on the big screens. The first lady in particular was earnest in her words, appealing to all ages.

“You see, when we said we wanted to host a concert to honor our military kids, let me tell you, everyone wanted to be here. Usher wanted to be here,” she said. “Katy Perry wanted to be here. Nick Cannon, the folks from ‘Glee,’ and all the other amazing performers — they wanted to be here, too. And let me tell you, they’re not here for me. They’re not here for Dr. Biden. They are here for all of you. Because they know the kind of sacrifices that you all make every single day.”

Image: Usher, via s_bukley /

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First Lady Celebrates Anniversary of Military Family Support Group

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden celebrated the first anniversary of Joining Forces, their initiative to recognize, honor and serve military families, this week.

The celebration includes a White House event announcing the winner of the group’s “Challenge,” a contest to see how communities are supporting military families in innovative ways.  Twenty finalists will be honored at the White House.

Additionally, the First Lady will appear on The Colbert Report to discuss Joining Forces, and she will address a group of high school girls whose families are part of the military.

Finally, Obama and Biden will announce a new initiative that is bringing together 150 of America’s leading nursing organizations and more than 450 nursing schools in 50 states and territories to ensure our nation’s nurses are prepared to help meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.

Image: Father and son, via Shutterstock.


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