Friday, April 8, 2011

Michelle Obama Keynote Speaker at Operation Homefront's 2011 Military Child of the Year Award Ceremony

First Lady Michelle Obama thanks military children for their contributions during her remarks at Operation Homefront’s 2011 Military Child of the Year award ceremony in Arlington, Va., April 7, 2011.

First Lady Michelle Obama, keynote speaker for the event, called Howland (Melissa Howland, a high school senior, who even though she was diagnosed with a blood-clotting disorder the year her Navy father deployed to Iraq - donated nearly 500 volunteer hours to 12 causes, including the hospital where she was treated) and the other recipients “shining examples” of what youth can accomplish with “a little will, a little passion, and a little determination.”

Click link for full post from The Defense Department, including list of award winners. News Article: First Lady Cites Military Children’s Resilience