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First Lady Screens Disney’s "Muppets Most Wanted" for Military Families

The White House shows an advance screening of "Muppets Most Wanted" for military families.
First Lady, General Dempsey, and Kermit the Frog

First Lady Michelle Obama, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kermit the Frog deliver remarks to military children and families prior to a Joining Forces movie screening of Disney’s "Muppets Most Wanted," in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, March 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Yesterday at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, and Kermit the Frog hosted military children and families from different organizations to view an advance screening of Disney’s "Muppets Most Wanted." Before the film screening, the First Lady spoke to the military children and families in attendance and shared how important military families’ service is to this country. On the subject of military children, the First Lady stated:

I get to travel all around the country and I meet a lot of kids. And let me tell you, I am most impressed by our military kids, because I know you guys have a lot on your plates. When your parents are deployed, you have to be big boys and girls. You have to get your homework done. You have to stay out of trouble. You have to help out with your brothers and sisters, right? You have to behave. You have to be strong and brave.

At the end of the remarks, Kermit was presented a military challenge coin by General Dempsey, who stated:

I would like to take this opportunity to make a special presentation to Kermit, because of what Kermit has done for all of [our military families]. I’d like to give Kermit, as the senior Muppet, a coin from the senior military officer.

Kermit was honored to receive this coin and saluted the crowd.

The First Lady and Joining Forces are pleased to host military families as a way to show we all recognize and deeply appreciate their service. To learn more about how to get involved with military families, veterans, and service members, please visit

Rory Brosius is the Deputy Director for Joining Forces.