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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

First Lady At White House Women's History Month Reception

"We've Come A Long Way, Ladies!"

It's been one year to the day since we started covering the First Lady here on Politics On Point.  Our very first moment with the First Lady was March 9th, 2010 when the First Lady donated her inaugural gown to the Smithsonian's First Ladies Collection.  (Click here for our coverage).

Over the past year, we have been honored to continue to follow our First Lady and watch the magnificent strides she has taken - from her Let's Move! campaign (which we are so happy about), to her work with military families, to her work with students in our area, to honoring women around the world during this year's Women's History Month.

"These are women who work tirelessly, all of you, every day, to make not just countries more fair, more equal and more free, but often many of these women risk themselves and their families to get this work done", said Mrs. Obama.

"And tonight, I just want to say to all of you that your journeys, that your achievements and your very presence in this room are a perfect illustration of the progress that we’ve made since this day was first celebrated 100 years ago.  We’ve come a long way, ladies!"

The First Lady also joined Secretary of State Hilliary Clinton earlier in the day at the State Department for the International Women of Courage Awards.

Here, though, is more of First Lady Michelle Obama speaking at the White House yesterday in honor of the occasion.

Not only is it our one-year anniversary here at POP, it's also the birthday of our founder. And what a memorable birthday it was in 2010 to have been honored to launch this site covering our First Lady, Michelle Obama.

We hope to continue bringing you more news on America's First Lady, and the current Obama Administration.

Thank you, as always, for reading.


About Women's History Month
Women's History Month: A Presidential Proclamation
More on Women's History Month
Celebrating First Lady Obama's Style

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