First Lady, Dr. Biden, Sesame Street Muppets Urge Military Support

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • First Lady Michelle Obama greets a crowd of National Guard and local families during a "Joining Forces" community event in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, April 14, 2011. The national initiative she launched with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, calls on all sectors of society to honor and support military families. DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez
  • An Ohio National Guard soldier and his son pose for a picture after attending a “Joining Forces” community event that featured appearances by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, and performances by singer Nick Jonas and Sesame Street Muppets in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, April 14, 2011. DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez
  • Dr. Jill Biden speaks about the White House’s “Joining Forces” military family support campaign to a crowd of National Guard and local families as First Lady Michelle Obama stands by during a community event in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, April 14, 2011. DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez
  • First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden pose with some of the cast of Sesame Street during a “Joining Forces” community event in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, April 14, 2011. DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez
  • First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden greet Sesame Street Muppets Telly and Grover while Elmo waits for his hug during a “Joining Forces” community event honoring National Guard families in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, April 14, 2011. DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez
  • Singer Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers performs to a screaming crowd during a “Joining Forces” community event honoring National Guard families in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, April 14, 2011.  DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez
  • Children enjoy a “Joining Forces” community event that featured appearances by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, and performances by singer Nick Jonas and Sesame Street Muppets in the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, April 14, 2011. DOD photo by Elaine Sanchez