This is historical material “frozen in time”. The website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work.

Search form

Joining Forces to Say "Happy Mother's Day!"

We invited three generations of military families to celebrate Mother's Day at the White House, and some of our youngest guests told us why their moms are so special

It's a tradition in the White House to celebrate Mother's Day with a tea hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and this year, the guests of honor were some of the most inspiring women in the country: moms who proudly serve as members of our armed forces, their children and their own mothers.

For Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, the event was an opportunity to highlight the important work these women do and the sacrifices they and their families have made in service of our country -- and to say thank you. And as you can see in the video below, their kids had a message of their own to share with mom:

Learn how you can show your support for military moms by visiting our Joining Forces site dedicated to thanking military moms and contribute to the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ThankAMilitaryMom.