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First Lady Michelle Obama turns 47 today, but she got an early present Sunday when congregants at a D.C. church sang ‘Happy Birthday.’ It was a big surprise on Sunday when the first family entered the Metropolitan AME church and was greeted with a resounding rendition of Happy Birthday.

Today we celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Michelle Obama and President Obama will take part in a community service project Monday to honor the ‘life and legacy’ of Martin Luther King Jr. 

On this day we are reminded of what President Obama said about Christina Taylor Greene at the memorial to honor the victims of the Arizona shooting. President Obama said, ‘I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it. All of us – we should do everything we can to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations.”

That message is what Michelle Obama achieves every day with America’s children. The first lady has been on a crusade to educate our children on proper nutrition, eating well and exercise through her ‘Let’s Move’ initiative and every day the first lady is doing her part to make sure this country lives up to our children’s expectations. Today we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. but also celebrate the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.


Michelle Obama gives a high-five to junior ranger Paige Owens, 10, at the Red Rock National Conservation Area during an event to help launch Obama’s Let’s Move Outside! initiative to promote more outdoor activity for children June 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Let’s Move Outside! is a part of the first lady’s Let’s Move! initiative aimed at solving the problem of childhood obesity.


Michelle Obama flexes her muscles as she exercises with schoolchildren at the River Terrace School April 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. Mrs. Obama visited the school to highlight physical activity as a critical element of the ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative with several Olympians and Paralympians, including 2010 Olympians Shani Davis and Hannah Kearney and 2010 Paralympians Alana Nichols and Heath Calhoun.


Michelle Obama talks to local students during a work out session on the South Lawn of the White House on May 25, 2010 in Washington, DC. The first lady kicked off a series of South Lawn summer fitness activities for kids.


Michelle Obama gets the football during a drill from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL’s Play 60 campaign to fight childhood obesity at Brock Elementary School September 8, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Obama joined NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and former NFL coach Tony Dungy to promote the Play 60 campaign and the NFL’s newest efforts to support Let’s Move!

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