Merry Christmas from President Obama and the First Lady (Video)
27 December 2016, 01:37
Merry Christmas from President Obama and the First Lady
President Obama and the First Lady just gave their annual holiday message from the White House for the last time. Check it out:
They talked about the values that bring Americans together over the holiday season:
The First Lady: The idea that we are our brotherâ€™s keeper and our sisterâ€™s keeper. That we should treat others as we would want to be treated. And that we care for the sick, feed the hungry, and welcome the stranger, no matter where they come from, or how they practice their faith.
The President: Those are values that help guide not just my familyâ€™s Christian faith, but that of Jewish Americans, and Muslim Americans; nonbelievers and Americans of all backgrounds. And no one better embodies that spirit of service than the men and women who wear our countryâ€™s uniform and their families.
And they called on us to support the Americans who serve us all year round: our men and women in uniform.
The First Lady: As always, many of our troops are far from home this time of year, and their families are serving and sacrificing right along with them. Their courage and dedication allow the rest of us to enjoy this season. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve tried to serve them as well as theyâ€™ve served this country. Go to JoiningForces.Gov to see how you can honor and support the service members, veterans and military families in your community — not just during the holidays, but all year round.
So make sure to watch — and stay tuned for a throwback clip.
“So as we look forward to the New Year, letâ€™s resolve to recommit ourselves to the values we share. And on behalf of the all the Obamas — Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Bo, and that troublemaker Sunny — Merry Christmas, everybody.”