Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, knows firsthand the struggles of military families. Her son Beau served in Iraq with the Delaware National Guard, and she recently penned a children's book to help military kids who may be coping with the deployment of a parent, USA Today reports.
Biden did not go it alone when writing the book, however. She also had some help from her granddaughter Natalie, who also shared in the experience when Beau went overseas. Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops, was published earlier this month and details Natalie's account of her father's deployment. Biden hopes it will offer some solace to children with a loved one in the Armed Forces.
"This is so kids don't feel alone," she told the publication. "They'll see that other children are having the same exact feelings."
Her new book is just the latest effort by Biden to help support military families. Along with first lady Michelle Obama, she launched the Joining Forces initiative, which works to create connections between the American public and its servicemembers.