Here are 4 quotes from the First Lady’s speech about military mothers

By J.G. Noll

For the second time in a week, the Trump administration invited military families into the White House to celebrate Military Appreciation Month, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and Mother’s Day. Active duty members, spouses, and mothers were in attendance during the reception on May 12. During her appearance at the event, First Lady Melania Trump spoke. The First Lady does not often give formal remarks in public, making the event even more special. Here are four notable quotes from her speech about military mothers:

1. What “mother” means

“. . . It has been said that having a child means allowing your heart to walk around outside of your body. For the mothers of someone who has, or is, serving our country, this must be especially true.”

2. The importance of community

“While you stand with many other parents, so strong and so proud, I am sure that you sometimes march on this journey alone. While your sons and daughters are away serving so selflessly, having a community share even some of that burden must make all the difference in the world.”

3. Thanks

“Thank you for all that you do, for your selflessness and for your own sacrifice on behalf of our country.”

4. Support from the White House

“Let today’s celebration with this community of strong and selfless moms be a first step in building relationships, and in your knowing, that my husband and I, along with. . . everyone here at the White House, hold you close in our hearts and thoughts each and every day.”