First Lady teams with MLB to support troops

6 years 8 months 1 day ago Wednesday, October 19 2011 Oct 19, 2011 Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:53:00 PM CDT October 19, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are teaming up
with Major League Baseball to show their support for the military
during Game 1 of the World Series.

The first lady and Dr. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe
Biden, stopped by the VA Medical Center in St. Louis on Wednesday
to visit with veterans and their families.

They also debuted a public service announcement supporting the
military before heading to blustery Busch Stadium for the opening
game between the Cardinals and Texas Rangers.

Obama and Biden were joined by Major League Baseball
Commissioner Bud Selig, Cardinals Hall of Famer and Army veteran
Red Schoendienst, and other baseball officials at the family
appreciation event. It was part of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans
program and Obama's Joining Forces initiative.

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