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Mrs. Obama, Mrs. Biden Urge Public To Thank Veterans

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WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama and Jill Biden want Americans to thank a veteran.

They are appearing in a public service announcement promoting the "Thank a Veteran at Work" campaign. Launched by the cable network History in 2008, the program encourages people to take time around Veterans Day next month to find the veterans at their places of employment and thank them for their service.

Both Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Biden are advocates for service members and their families. Mrs. Biden is also a "Blue Star" mom; her son, Beau Biden, is a member of the Army National Guard and has served in Iraq.

Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Obama taped the announcement Wednesday at the White House.