President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama look amazing as they walk through the Cross Hall to the East Room of the White House on Wednesday (February 29) in Washington D.C. The presidential duo hosted a dinner to honor the Armed Forces who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, along with their families.
During his speech at the dinner (VIDEO IS BELOW), the President said:
“You taught us about duty. Blessed to live in the land of the free, you could have opted for an easier path. But you know that freedom is not free. And so you volunteered and you stepped forward, and you raised your hand and you took an oath — to protect and defend; to serve a cause greater than yourself, knowing, in a time of war, you could be sent into harm’s way.” [ READ FULL TRANSCRIPT ]