Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oprah: The Bravest Families in America

I stumbled on The Oprah Show today while I was at home with the girls.  I don't always watch Oprah, usually because PBS trumps any show that I may want to watch, but today, I had control of the clicker.

If you didn't see it, she did a show titled "The Bravest Families in America" and had on First Lady Michelle Obama, Tom Brokaw and Bob Woodward.  The main point to the show was that our troops come home to a society that doesn't know how to support them.  They also talked about the unique struggle of military families at home while their soldier is deployed and the difficult transition that takes place post-deployment.

First Lady Michelle Obama talked about an extensive initiative that she and Jill Biden are working on to better support military families in all levels of government.  That initiative is scheduled to launch in March.

If you didn't watch the episode, take a look at the website where main points of the episode are highlighted.

Oprah gave a great voice to a cause that most of us know too well.  I can't wait to hear more about what the First Lady is working on later this Spring.


Amy said...

Thanks for sharing! I will check it out!

Kayla said...

That is awesome, to bad I missed. I will have to catch up on the highlights tomorrow. I have got to go to bed! Thanks for posting!

Shelly said...

Found you from friday fill in. I watched Oprah yesterday and loved that it was about military families. I was shocked that so few people know someone serving, but that is only because the military has been part of my life for almost 10 years now due to my hubby. Thanks for posting about the show.