Today, more than 2.2 million Americans proudly serve as part of the United States Military around the world. Serving alongside them are their families – parents, spouses and children, who remain strong and brave as they wait for their family members to return home.
In First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden’s book, “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops,” she tells a story inspired by her granddaughter, Natalie’s, experiences waiting for her father to return home from deployment. By sharing this experience through a child’s eyes, the reader gets a glimpse into what it’s like for a child to have a parent serving in the military. She describes the courage and bravery military children develop to remain strong while their parent is away serving their country, the support systems they develop and how they connect with their parents long distance. First Lady Jill Biden encourages readers to remember support and honor both our Veterans and servicemembers as well as their families bravely waiting for a loved one’s return home.