President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia Obama joined volunteers in a service project as part of a Big Brothers Big Sisters and Greater DC Cares collaborative effort at the Browne Education Center on Monday (January 16). The president commented “there’s nobody who can’t serve, nobody who can’t help somebody else”:
At a time when the country has been going through some difficult economic times, for us to be able to come together as a community, people from all different walks of life, and make sure that we’re giving back, that’s ultimately what makes us the strongest, most extraordinary country on Earth, is because we pull together when times are good, but also when times are hard.
The President and First Lady also attended the Let Freedom Ring concert, which was streamed live online. That means the First Lady, who celebrates her 48th birthday today, missed the premiere of her scripted television debut on the hit Nickelodeon series iCarly. Check out a preview of the First Lady in action.
President Obama Comments on MLK Service Day