30 Apr '14, 2pm

[email protected] op-ed in @MilitaryTimes: Support for military families cannot end when wars are over

.@FLOTUS op-ed in @MilitaryTimes: Support for military families cannot end when wars are over

We’ve all seen those wonderful surprise videos from when one of our troops comes home from a long deployment — the father bear-hugging his family at mid-court at a basketball game or the little boy with tears in his eyes sprinting into his mother’s arms at the front of his classroom. These scenes make us feel good. They tug at our heartstrings and often move us to tears. And they remind us of the sacrifices our military families are making for our country every single day. And for most of us, it’s easy to assume that surprise homecoming — that feel-good moment — is the happy ending to the story. But in so many ways, for so many of our troops, veterans and their families, it’s really just the beginning. After the cameras are turned off, will that father find a job once he leaves the service — a job that allows him to support his family? Will he have the support he needs to ...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140430/NEWS/304300...

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