Wednesday, October 28, 2009

First Lady Supports SCI Patients

NEW YORK — First lady Michelle Obama is offering thanks to the nation's veterans before taking in a World Series game.

Mrs. Obama toured a spinal cord injury unit at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx on Wednesday with the vice president's wife, Dr. Jill Biden. Hospital employees lined the hallways to see the first lady, who got several standing ovations.
Mrs. Obama said there were many ways for Americans to be more aware of veterans and say thank you. A few veterans called out "That's right!"

Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden were accompanied by baseball officials on their way to Yankee Stadium for Game 1 of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies. Major League Baseball is dedicating Game 1 to veterans and their families.


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