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Newsmotion - The First Lady http://newsmotion.org/taxonomy/term/36/all en West Wing Week 11/28/14 or, "We Need Turkey" http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/west-wing-week-112814-or-we-need-turkey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> West Wing Week 11/28/14 or, &quot;We Need Turkey&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 11/26/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div> This week, the President traveled to Las Vegas and Chicago to highlight the steps he is taking to reform our broken immigration system, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and delivered a statement on the Grand Jury&#39;s decision in Ferguson, while the Vice President and Dr. Biden visited Ukraine and Turkey. That&#39;s November 21st to November 27th or, &quot;We Need Turkey.&quot;</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <p></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/26/west-wing-week-112814-or-we-need-turkey" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/26/west-wing-week-112814-or-we-need-turke...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Adam Garber Biden Chicago Chicago Dr. Jill Biden Foreign Policy Immigration Immigration Action Inside the White House Las Vegas Multilateral Affairs Official The First Lady The President The Vice President turkey Turkey Ukraine White House Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:27:26 +0000 feed 356988 at http://newsmotion.org You Asked and the First Lady Answered: Recap Her First Tumblr Q&A on Reach Higher http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/you-asked-and-first-lady-answered-recap-her-first-tumblr-qa-reach-higher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You Asked and the First Lady Answered: Recap Her First Tumblr Q&amp;A on Reach Higher </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 11/04/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">First Lady Michelle Obama took to Tumblr for the first time to answer your questions on education as part of her <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/reach-higher">Reach Higher initiative</a>, which aims to inspire every student to take charge of their future and complete their education past high school.</p> <p class="p3">Yesterday, we posted her answers to your questions ranging from &quot;what were some of your struggles as a first generation college student?&quot; and &quot;what do you believe is the most important thing to look for in a college or university?&quot; to &quot;how&#39;s Bo doing?&quot;</p> <p class="p3">Check out her answers below, and learn more about the First Lady&#39;s initiative and how you can reach higher at <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/reach-higher">WhiteHouse.gov/Reach-Higher</a>. And if you aren&#39;t following the White House on Tumblr yet, <a href="http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/">you can do that here</a>.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/04/first-lady-answered-your-questions-tumblr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/04/first-lady-answered-your-questions-tumblr" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/11/04/first-lady-answered-your-questions-tum...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Alex Wall Brandi Bryant California College Affordability Education Georgia Higher Education Kayla Williams Michelle Obama Official Reach Higher The First Lady Valerie Watford White House Tue, 04 Nov 2014 16:53:41 +0000 feed 348282 at http://newsmotion.org Reach Higher with the First Lady on Tumblr and IRL http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/reach-higher-first-lady-tumblr-and-irl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reach Higher with the First Lady on Tumblr and IRL </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 10/27/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">We&rsquo;re excited to announce that on Monday, November 3, First Lady Michelle Obama will take to Tumblr for the first time to answer your questions on education as part of her Reach Higher initiative, which aims to inspire every student to take charge of their future and complete their education past high school.</p> <p class="p1">Getting a higher education has never been more important, because in today&rsquo;s economy, a high school diploma just isn&rsquo;t enough. That&rsquo;s why the First Lady is working to rally the country around President Obama&rsquo;s&nbsp;&ldquo;North Star&rdquo;&nbsp;goal -- that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.</p> <p class="p1">If you&rsquo;ve got questions about preparing for college or how to pay for it, here&rsquo;s how you can join the conversation:</p> <ul class="ul1"> <li class="li1"> Starting today,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.tumblr.com/submit">ask your education questions</a>&nbsp;for the First Lady&nbsp;on the White House Tumblr page. Be sure to get your questions in by 10:00 am ET on Friday.</li> <li class="li1"> Beginning at 4:00 pm ET on Monday, November 3, we&#39;ll post the First Lady&#39;s answers to your questions on&nbsp;<a href="http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/">WhiteHouse.Tumblr.com</a>.</li> <li class="li1"> If you miss the Q&amp;A, a recap will be posted on the&nbsp;<a href="http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/">White House Tumblr page</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://whitehouse.gov/">WhiteHouse.gov</a>.</li> </ul> <p class="p1">Learn more about the First Lady&#39;s initiative and how you can reach higher at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/reach-higher">WhiteHouse.gov/Reach-Higher</a>, and then&nbsp;<a href="http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/submit">ask the First Lady a question</a>&nbsp;on Tumblr before her first-ever Tumblr Q&amp;A on Monday, November 3.</p> <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/27/reach-higher-first-lady-tumblr-and-irl" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/27/reach-higher-first-lady-tumblr-and-irl</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Alex Wall College Affordability Education Higher Education Michelle Obama Official Reach Higher The First Lady White House Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:30:58 +0000 feed 344627 at http://newsmotion.org What You Missed: The First Lady Answers Your Questions on Let's Move! and the White House Garden http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/what-you-missed-first-lady-answers-your-questions-lets-move-and-white-house-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What You Missed: The First Lady Answers Your Questions on Let&#039;s Move! and the White House Garden </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 10/15/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="snappytv-embed"> </div> <p>Yesterday, the First Lady sat down for her first-ever <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/ask-first-lady-vine-qa-white-house-garden-lets-move">Vine and Twitter Q&amp;A</a> to answer your questions about <a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/">Let&rsquo;s Move!</a>&nbsp;ahead of the fall garden harvest. During the chat, the First Lady talked healthy Halloween ideas, the status of the White House bees, her favorite fall vegetables &ndash; and asked, <a href="https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/522195862387445760">turnip for what</a>?</p> <p>Take a look at the full Q&amp;A below, or over on <a href="https://storify.com/FLOTUS/askthefirstlady">Storify</a>, and be sure to follow the First Lady on <a href="https://twitter.com/flotus">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/michelleobama">Instagram</a> for&nbsp;the latest updates and more chances to engage with Mrs. Obama.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/what-you-missed-first-lady-answers-your-questions-lets-move-and-white-house-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/what-you-missed-first-lady-answers-your-questions-lets-move-and-white-house-garden" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/15/what-you-missed-first-lady-answers-you...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Healthy Kids Kori Schulman Maps Yesterday Michelle Obama Answers Obama Official The First Lady White House Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:44:49 +0000 feed 340188 at http://newsmotion.org Ask the First Lady: Vine Q&A on the White House Garden & Let's Move! http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/ask-first-lady-vine-qa-white-house-garden-lets-move <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ask the First Lady: Vine Q&amp;A on the White House Garden &amp; Let&#039;s Move! </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/10/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ed. Note: This is cross-posted from LetsMove.gov. Read the original post <a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2014/10/10/ask-first-lady-vine-qa-white-house-garden-lets-move">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/letsmovecropped_0.jpg?itok=gDasDoXs" alt="Let&#039;s Move Garden" title="Let&#039;s Move Garden" width="430" height="262" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> </p> </div> </p> <p>Next week, the First Lady will welcome students and chefs from the around the country to the White House for the annual fall Kitchen Garden harvest. The White House garden was planted in 2009 and inspired <a href="http://letsmove.gov">the First Lady&#39;s Let&rsquo;s Move! initiative</a> to help kids and families lead healthier lives.</p> <p>And before the First Lady gets her hands dirty in the garden, she&#39;s going to answer your questions on Vine, an app for creating and sharing 6 seconds or less videos (not to be confused with the kind you&#39;d find in the garden) and on Twitter.</p> <p>Here&#39;s how you can join:</p> <ul> <li> Record a 6 second video with your question about healthy eating, home cooking, gardening, and all things Let&#39;s Move!&nbsp;<a href="https://vine.co/">Post your video on Vine</a> with #AskTheFirstLady.</li> <li> You can also tweet your question using <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23AskTheFirstLady&amp;src=typd">#AskTheFirstLady</a>.</li> <li> Follow along on Tuesday, October 14th on <a href="https://twitter.com/flotus">@FLOTUS</a> to see if the First Lady answered your question.</li> </ul> <p>Whether you&#39;re a teacher, student, parent, garden enthusiast or aspiring chef &mdash; the First Lady wants to hear from you and answer your questions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/ask-first-lady-vine-qa-white-house-garden-lets-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/ask-first-lady-vine-qa-white-house-garden-lets-move" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/10/10/ask-first-lady-vine-qa-white-house-gar...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Healthy Kids Kori Schulman Michelle Obama Answers Official The First Lady White House Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:06:30 +0000 feed 338478 at http://newsmotion.org The First Lady: We've Made "Tremendous Progress" in Educating the World’s Young Women, but There's More Work to Do http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/first-lady-weve-made-tremendous-progress-educating-world%E2%80%99s-young-women-theres-more-wor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The First Lady: We&#039;ve Made &quot;Tremendous Progress&quot; in Educating the World’s Young Women, but There&#039;s More Work to Do </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 09/24/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/p092314ck-037913.jpg?itok=3W3PvKLk" alt="First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the special keynote address at the United Nations&#039; Global Education First Initiative&#039;s high-level event at the U.N. Headquarters" title="First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the special keynote address at the United Nations&#039; Global Education First Initiative&#039;s high-level event at the U.N. Headquarters" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the special keynote address at the United Nations' Global Education First Initiative's high-level event at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) </p> </div> </div> <p>Every young woman on our planet should have the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. That was the message delivered earlier today by First Lady Michelle Obama at the U.N. Global Education First Initiative in New York City. The initiative brings together heads of state and government, leading international advocates, and U.N. principals to focus on the importance of a quality education as a way to build a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/24/remarks-first-lady-united-nations-global-education-first-initiative">The First Lady noted</a> that we&rsquo;ve made significant progress in achieving the goal of educating all young women, particularly in primary education. As of 2012, every developing region in the world has achieved, or was close to achieving, gender parity in primary education.</p> <p>But despite this accomplishment, the First Lady said that we shouldn&rsquo;t be satisfied:</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/24/first-lady-tremendous-progress-educating-world-s-young-women-more-work-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/24/first-lady-tremendous-progress-educating-world-s-young-women-more-work-do" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/24/first-lady-tremendous-progress-educati...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Cameron Brenchley Chuck Kennedy Education Michelle Obama New York New York New York City Official The First Lady White House Women Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:56:40 +0000 feed 334598 at http://newsmotion.org The First Lady Passes 1 Million Followers on Twitter and Instagram http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/first-lady-passes-1-million-followers-twitter-and-instagram <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The First Lady Passes 1 Million Followers on Twitter and Instagram </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 09/22/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After just over a year on <a href="https://twitter.com/flotus">Twitter</a> and <a href="http://instagram.com/michelleobama">Instagram</a>,&nbsp;First Lady Michelle Obama&#39;s social media accounts both passed 1 million followers this summer!</p> <p>The First Lady uses Twitter and Instagram to connect with people around the country and keep her followers up-to-date on the latest news from her initiatives,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces">Joining Forces</a>, <a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/">Let&#39;s Move</a>, and <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/reach-higher">Reach Higher</a>. From participating in a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRJjSs-F8i4">Google+ Hangout during her trip to Africa</a> to her <a href="https://storify.com/FLOTUS/lunchwithflotus-twitter-q-and-a-on-healthy-school">Twitter Q&amp;A #LunchWithFlotus</a>&nbsp;on healthy school lunches, the First Lady is continually looking for new ways to connect with the public and answer their questions.&nbsp;</p> <p>To celebrate passing 1 million followers, we&rsquo;ve put together a list of highlights from @FLOTUS and @MichelleObama.</p> <p>Have a favorite moment of your own or ideas about new ways the First Lady could use social media? We want to hear from you! Let us know by tweeting at @FLOTUS or gramming at @MichelleObama. We&rsquo;ll feature some of our favorite responses. And, don&#39;t forget to check out her board on <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/whitehouse/the-first-lady/">Pinterest</a>.</p> <p>Here&#39;s a look back at some of our top social media moments from the First Lady.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/22/first-lady-passes-1-million-followers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/22/first-lady-passes-1-million-followers" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/22/first-lady-passes-1-million-followers</a> </div> </div> </div> Hangout Ken Meyer Ken Meyer Michelle Obama Official The First Lady White House Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:37:01 +0000 feed 334613 at http://newsmotion.org First Lady Highlights College Signing Day in Latest Upworthy Post http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/first-lady-highlights-college-signing-day-latest-upworthy-post <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First Lady Highlights College Signing Day in Latest Upworthy Post </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/18/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Last week,&nbsp;First Lady Michelle Obama joined the site Upworthy as a guest curator to share content to inspire young people to reach higher and take charge of their future. <a href="http://www.upworthy.com/i-really-hope-the-parents-of-these-people-get-to-see-what-they-said-here-theyd-probably-cry?c=apstream">Her first post</a> highlighted&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-nosalDTac">inspiring stories</a> from first-generation&nbsp;students at Kansas State University who have overcome challenges, and in her latest post she shares a powerful video of a College Signing Day assembly in San Antonio.</p> <p>College Signing Day is special event to honor students who have committed to continue their education beyond high school. In May, the First Lady joined more than 2,000 San Antonio high school seniors for the community-wide event:</p> <blockquote><p>The fact is, a generation ago our country had the highest percentage of college graduates in the world.&nbsp;But today, we have dropped all the way to 12th.&nbsp;And that&rsquo;s unacceptable.&nbsp;That&rsquo;s not who we are.&nbsp;And all of you have a role to play to help get us get back on top, because the education you get today won&rsquo;t just help you compete; it&rsquo;s going to help our entire country compete in a global economy.&nbsp;</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/first-lady-highlights-college-signing-day-latest-upworthy-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/first-lady-highlights-college-signing-day-latest-upworthy-post" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/18/first-lady-highlights-college-signing-...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Cameron Brenchley Education Kansas Kansas Michelle Obama Official Reach Higher san antonio San Antonio Signing Day The First Lady White House Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:20:44 +0000 feed 332702 at http://newsmotion.org Honoring 9/11 Through Service http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/honoring-911-through-service <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Honoring 9/11 Through Service </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/12241805786_3fc673a14e_o.jpg?itok=Epmnl1OW" alt="President Obama Greets Volunteers on September 11, 2013" title="President Obama Greets Volunteers on September 11, 2013" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama greets volunteers at Food &amp; Friends during a service project to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, in Washington, D.C. September 11, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>Today, millions of people across the country will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 through acts of service. To honor the memories of those we lost, we come together to make our communities better and our world a brighter place through acts of volunteerism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/11/honoring-911-through-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/11/honoring-911-through-service" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/11/honoring-911-through-service</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Barack Obama Cambodia David Paine Jay Winuk Jonathan Greenblatt Kenya Liberia Liz Alderman New York Official Pete Souza Peter Service Steve Alderman The First Lady The President Uganda United States Washington Washington D.C. Wendy Spencer White House Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:40:01 +0000 feed 329693 at http://newsmotion.org "We Will Only Grow Stronger": President Obama Commemorates the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks http://newsmotion.org/feed-story-en/we-will-only-grow-stronger-president-obama-commemorates-13th-anniversary-911-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;We Will Only Grow Stronger&quot;: President Obama Commemorates the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 09/11/2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="embed"> <div class="clearfix" id="small-node-embed-image-detail"> <img src="http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/imagecache/embedded_img_small/image/image_file/091114_potus_memorial_1.jpg?itok=GO7FPq5h" alt="President Obama, Defense Secretary Hagel, and Gen. Martin Dempsey listen to the national anthem, Sept. 11, 2014" title="President Obama, Defense Secretary Hagel, and Gen. Martin Dempsey listen to the national anthem, Sept. 11, 2014" width="430" height="287" class="imagecache imagecache-embedded_img_small" /> <p> President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listen to the national anthem during the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) </p> </div> </div> <p>Thirteen years ago today, our nation was irrevocably changed by horrific acts of terror that took the lives of thousands of innocent people. Across the country, Americans pay tribute to their memories and honor all those who have made great sacrifices in service to our country.&nbsp;</p> <p>At 8:46 a.m. ET this morning, the time that the first plane hit the World Trade Center, President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden joined Americans in observing a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrNsPutVne4">moment of silence</a>:</p> <p><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/11/white-house-observes-moment-silence-13th-anniversary-911-attacks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Story URL:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/11/white-house-observes-moment-silence-13th-anniversary-911-attacks" target="_blank">http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/09/11/white-house-observes-moment-silence-13...</a> </div> </div> </div> <a href= Afghanistan Arlington Barack Obama Chuck Hagel Homeland Security Joe Biden Martin Dempsey Michelle Obama Official Pete Souza Tanya Somanader The First Lady The President The Vice President Virginia White House Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:21:35 +0000 feed 329694 at http://newsmotion.org