First Lady Michelle Obama launches a holiday event for military families as Jennifer Jackman of American Gold Star Mothers stands by her side at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2011. The first lady invited military families, including families of the fallen, to be among the first to view the White House's holiday decorations. During the event, military children decorated cookies and created ornaments.
DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez
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