First Lady, Dr. Biden Host Event for Military Mothers

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A chef assists children from military families as they frost cookies under the portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the State Dining Room during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Children of military families decorate cookies they will present to their mothers and grandmothers during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A girl holds a plant decoration she will present to her military familiy during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. Children of military families later joined their mothers and grandmothers for a tea in the East Room. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Boys from military families make cards during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A girl holds a cookie she will present to her military familiy during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. Children of military families later joined their mothers and grandmothers for a tea in the White House's East Room. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • First Lady Michelle Obama joins the children of military mothers as they make gifts at a Joining Forces Mother's Day event at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • First Lady Michelle Obama joins the children of military mothers as they make gifts at a Joining Forces Mother's Day event at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, talks with children from military families during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • First Lady Michelle Obama talks with children from military families as they frost cookies during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • Girls from military families wear dressy skirts as they frost cookies during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A frosted cookie in the shape of Bo, the White House "First Dog," lies on a napkin during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • First Lady Michelle Obama receives applause as she enters the East Room where she and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, hosted a tea for three generations of military families during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • First Lady Michelle Obama, left, Jennifer Pilcher, a Navy spouse and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, celebrate three generations of military families during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates three generations of military families after Jennifer Pilcher, a Navy spouse, introduced her during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A girl from a military family listens as First Lady Michelle Obama celebrates military mothers and grandmothers during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event for three generations of military families at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • First Lady Michelle Obama leads the applause for Dr. Jill Biden, a military mom and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as Jennifer Pilcher, a Navy spouse, looks on during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event for three generations of military families at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • A military mom gets a hug during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event for military families hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek
  • First Lady Michelle Obama, second from left, and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, pose with military families during a Joining Forces Mother's Day event at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2012. DOD photo by Linda Hosek