2013 Children’s Inaugural Ball Draws Big Stars for Charity

Image

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, started a new  tradition in 2009 the “Kid’s Inauguration Ball”. Over 5,000 military families  and  Washington D.C. school children had a fun Saturday night for the kids’ inaugural ball at the Washington Convention Center. Hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden the  Children’s Ball honors military families of the Joining Forces charity. Nick Canon was the night’s MC and Usher Raymond opened the event. Other mega performers were Illuminate (America’s got Talent),Mindless Behavior, Soul Children of Chicago,The cast of Glee and pop star Katy Perry.

First Lady Michelle Obama made a moving speech to close out the evening:

“We will support you [military families] and we will do everything in our power to meet our obligation, because the fact is that today we have a greater obligation to serve  you than ever before and we will do everything in our power, everything to meet that obligation, to make sure that our military families get the benefits they earned and the support and recognition you all deserve.”

Check out the media gallery for great pictures of the big event.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Celebrity, Events, style and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s