In an event that blended Military Appreciation Month and Mother's Day, Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden welcomed military mothers and wives to the White House on Thursday. The first and second lady honored the significant sacrifice and contribution to society the women make on a daily basis, The Associated Press reports.
While the mothers and wives had tea with Obama and Biden in the State Dining Room, the children were whisked away to make crafts and gifts for the honorees. Afterward, Obama addressed the crowd and highlighted just how important the women in the crowd are.
"Whenever we think we're tired," Obama told the crowd,"we think of your stories and it gets us up. You all are an inspiration to our husbands, more importantly, and you all are an inspiration to the entire country. And today I think you deserve to celebrate."
The event at the White House is one of many events across the country planned in an effort to honor Military Appreciation Month. Recently, chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey addressed America's servicemembers, saying that thanking and supporting veterans and wounded troops is "crucial to the health of our Armed Forces."