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Happy Valentine's Day, and God Bless Our Troops

02/13/2015 04:18 pm ET | Updated Apr 15, 2015

Valentine's Day is a day to spend with your loved ones. Earlier this week, along with a bipartisan group of Senate spouses, I had the opportunity to serve 14 wounded warriors and their families an early Valentine's Day dinner at Walter Reed National Medical Center.

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Dr. Jill Biden joins Master Sergeant Juliana Joseph-Tanner and husband Gary Tanner for an early Valentine's Day dinner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Feb. 10, 2015 (photo by HM3 Devin Stewart, Assistant Lead Petty Officer for Allergy and Immunization Clinic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center).

As a military mom, I believe it's our sacred duty to honor the service of those who have sacrificed for our country. We owe thanks today and every day to those who wear the uniform. That is one of the reasons why First Lady Michelle Obama and I started Joining Forces in the first place.

On Valentine's Day, we hope all Americans can find ways to show appreciation for our service members, veterans, and their families who do so much for our country.

Happy Valentine's Day, and God bless our troops.

This is cross-posted from the White House Blog. See the original post here.