June 23, 2009
First ( Lady) Kicks Off "United We Serve" Summer On Monday
Last week, I announced United We Serve – a nationwide call to service challenging you and all Americans to volunteer this summer and be part of building a new foundation for America.
And when I say “all,” I mean everyone – young and old, from every background, all across the country. We need individuals, community organizations, corporations, foundations, and our government to be part of this effort.
Today, for the official kick off of United We Serve, members of my administration have fanned out across America to participate in servi ce events and encourage all Americans to join them.
The First Lady is rolling up her sleeves and getting to work too. But before she headed out today, she asked me to share this message with you.
On June 22, 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama officially kicked off United We Serve -- a call to all Americans to join a volunteer effort this summer and be part of building a new foundation for America, one community at a time. The initiative is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency dedicated to fostering service in communities across the country. Learn more at Serve.gov.
Our nation faces some of the greatest challenges it has in generations and we know it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get us back on track.
While Michelle and I are calling on every American to participate in United We Serve, the call to service doesn’t end this fall. We need to stay involved in our towns and communities for a long time to come. After all, America’s new foundation will be built one neighborhood at a time – and that starts with you.
President Barack Obama
First Lady Kicks Off "United We Serve" Summer On Monday
Washington, D.C. (AHN) - First Lady Michelle Obama will help kick off the "United We Serve" project on Monday with a visit to an elementary school in San Francisco. Michelle Obama will meet with the First Lady of California Maria Shriver and Corporation for National and Community Service acting CEO Nicky Goren at Bret Harte Public Elementary School.
"United We Serve is an extended call to service by President Obama challenging all Americans to help lay a new foundation for growth in this country by engaging in sustained, meaningful community service," the White House said.
United We Serve will run from June 22nd through Sept. 11th. Across the country, the Obama administration is touting kick off events at the cabinet level.
Wild Thing's comment......
Forced service is not charity! The only ‘serving’ I want to see from anyone in the Obama administration is ‘time’ in a public incarceration institution
Hey Obama.......BITE ME!
....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.
3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
Posted by Wild Thing at June 23, 2009 07:40 AM
Oh how can I describe this, Michelle, my right arm is extended and clenched fist, palm down with my middle finger extended. "Can you hear this, Michelle, or shall I turn it up".
Volunteer ...errrrr Right, when Donkey's fly.
Posted by: Mark at June 23, 2009 11:21 AM
I do volunteer--I've chosen my group--the 912ers. We're having a food drive on Saturday at our local park to counter protest Government controlled health care.
All food collected will go to our local food bank. We do it as a family.
Posted by: Lynn at June 23, 2009 11:45 AM
When will the "united we serve" "volunteers" be issued their brown shirts?
Posted by: TomR at June 23, 2009 12:32 PM
First off that ain't no lady. If I'd wanted to see a black muzzy lady I'd lift that camel's tail and say hello to Michelle O.
Volunteering is a private affair so is giving, that ACORN bullshit isn't gonna cut it around me.
No I'm not going to do a thing for the obvious Communist rally to subvert the ignorant. Well maybe. A little bit.
Posted by: Jack at June 23, 2009 12:35 PM
Dear Blowbama Bitch:
I volunteer to serve on the construction crew which will be building the gallows for you and your messiahs dispatch to eternal purgatory.
You are an ugly, fat assed, bigoted, anti-semite whore.
Whitey the Jew
Posted by: cuchieddie (American) at June 23, 2009 06:01 PM
Michelle Obama=Aunt Esther (from Sanford & Son ) ...they liken her to Jackie Kennedy... talk about that "slobbering love affair ". "YOU HEATHENS!!!"
Posted by: Willy at June 23, 2009 11:53 PM
Mark, that was GREAT!
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 24, 2009 05:42 AM
Lynn, that is fantastic. THank you Lynn
so much for sharing what you do.
That is the true way to volunteer.
And I wish that is how this whole thing
would be approached, that is really
do it the right way. From ones
heart and not at the point of a gun
so to speak.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 24, 2009 05:47 AM
Tom, good one. I wonder too, they did
mention there would be uniforms and
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 24, 2009 05:49 AM
Jack,great scene, thanks for the link.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 24, 2009 05:51 AM
cuchieddie (American), heh heh
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 24, 2009 05:53 AM
Willy, I agree, she really does remind
me of her.
Posted by: Wild Thing at June 24, 2009 05:54 AM