First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Military Families at the Fisher House and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Fisher House at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, to celebrate Easter early with military families. Accompanied by First Dog, Bo, and an Easter basket full of cookies, the First Lady decorated Easter cards with military children. First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a pre-Easter celebration with military families and children at the Fisher House, located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., March 20, 2013. As part of her Joining Forces initiative, the First Lady visited The Fisher House, a program that supports military families by welcoming them to stay at the House while their loved one receives specialized medical care. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) In her work with Joining Forces, Mrs. Obama applauds organizations which aid active and veteran service members and military families. “The Fisher Houses, as you all know, are just so important to families who are recuperating,” said the First Lady in her remarks . “And all around the country, they are as beautiful and as welcoming and as comforting as you guys are experiencing here.” The Fisher House is a program established to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment while their loved ones receive care. Mrs. Obama invited the participating families to this year’s Easter Egg Roll, which takes place on the South Lawn of the White House. Following her visit with the military families at the Fisher House, Mrs. Obama visited wounded warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. CAPT Todd Veazie is Executive Director of Joining Forces in the Office of the First Lady.