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Hidden Heroes

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama became teary as she accepted the Tom Hanks Caregiver Champion award for service to military caregivers on Thursday night at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s Hidden Heroes gala.

Opening up during a speech at the Washington, D.C. event, the former first lady said she first became aware of the difficulties for spouses, parents, and children of wounded and ill vets while on the campaign trail when her husband was first running for president.

“You all changed me forever,” she said. “You have changed the way I see service, you’ve changed the way I see war, you’ve changed the way I see this entire country. Whether we simply talk about the values we like to pride ourselves on, values like duty and honor and patriotism, or if we actually live them out.”

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152 Responses to “Hidden Heroes”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    October 27, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Hello, everybody; hope you are all having (or have had) a blessed Sunday.

  2. 10 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 5:04 pm

  3. 16 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 5:05 pm

  4. 17 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    • 18 COS
      October 27, 2019 at 7:12 pm

      It is shameful that he would lie about something as important as this mission. It is good that this man was captured but we can’t take our eyes off impeachment and all of his other abuses and criminal behavior.

  5. 20 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 5:06 pm

  6. 21 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 5:17 pm

  7. 22 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 5:20 pm

  8. 23 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Thread

    • 24 Hillary Darton
      October 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

      I heard it was the Kurds who came up with the information about ISIS leader location, if true and Trump pays them back by stabbing them in the back. And Trump did not refuse to tell the Democrats about the raid because he was afraid the info might be leak. He did so because he was mad at them for the Impeachment Inquiry. Did President Obama inform the Democrats and Republicans leaders eight?

  9. 25 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    🙏🏾

  10. 26 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 5:56 pm

  11. 27 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Comrade Tang is Fake AF

    • 28 Obama Grandmama
      October 28, 2019 at 12:11 am

      Look carefully at their eyes. They are all looking serious, but in different directions. Compare that with the Pete Souza photo with all eyes going to the same focal point. Trump needed a situation room photo too so staged it.

  12. 29 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    • 30 Dudette
      October 27, 2019 at 6:09 pm

      • 31 Dudette
        October 27, 2019 at 6:10 pm

  13. 32 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    That was projection about Pelosi. It was really HIM that was going to leak

  14. 33 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    That’s my girl!

  15. 35 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    It really is

  16. 36 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Please be safe California!

  17. 39 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:08 pm

  18. 40 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    • October 28, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Hi Dudette! I finally got up the courage to log back on! Yes, she is my girl too from the beginning! She can stand up to anything Trump and the Republicans can throw at her.

  19. 42 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:10 pm

  20. 43 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:11 pm

  21. 45 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    🎼One Nation Under A Groove! 🎵🎶

  22. 46 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:14 pm

  23. 47 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    🏳️‍🌈🇹🇼

  24. 48 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Science!

  25. 49 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:19 pm

  26. 50 pkayden
    October 27, 2019 at 6:20 pm

  27. 51 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    JH gettin’ all romantic! 😃

  28. 54 pkayden
    October 27, 2019 at 6:27 pm

  29. 55 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    I just want to say thank you to everyone that posts the most diverse and interesting bits of info here… some makes me smile, cry, heartbroken and uplifted… but it’s all important and meaningful. Thank you, family. It warms my heart . Special thanks to our Nerdy…. would not happen without you and we are all grateful.

    • 56 mtmarilyn
      October 27, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      I agree with all you say DF, but I also want to thank you for bringing all you bring here. You really have good sources! Hope school is going good.

    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      Please add my name to “Special thanks to our Nerdy” – and everybody else here – and thank you, DF, for all the great, great posts you share!

  30. 59 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 6:49 pm

  31. 60 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Just let him talk. He shits up everything.

    • 61 pkayden
      October 27, 2019 at 7:32 pm

      Trump lies so much that no one believes anything he says. This military operation is not his doing and he’s not going to get any accolades for it.

  32. 63 jer44
    October 27, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    • 64 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      I thought Joe and Jill did just fine. Enjoyed it.

      Norah was being Norah, but not as bad as I’ve seen her.

  33. 65 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 8:35 pm

  34. 66 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    This is sad and unfortunate

  35. 67 ggail44
    October 27, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Congresswoman Katie Hill announced she’s stepping down. 🙁

  36. 68 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    FFS . Norah O’Donnell drives me up a fucking wall

  37. 70 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Busy week

  38. 71 pkayden
    October 27, 2019 at 9:25 pm

  39. 74 nena20409
    October 27, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Hello, TODville Community.
    🙌😍🤗

    Tiger Keeps making History.

  40. 78 pkayden
    October 27, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Smiling in my bed!

  41. October 27, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    First Lady Michelle Obama…gave an extraordinary heartfelt speech…it brought tears to my eyes…i so miss her humanity in the white house

  42. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Good night for a game.

  43. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm

  44. 85 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    What this rag did to Katie Hill is interjecting a foreign entity into our business, or political process. Not acceptable

  45. 86 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    What this rag did to Katie Hill is interjecting a foreign entity into our business, or political process. Not acceptable

  46. 87 pkayden
    October 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm

  47. 88 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm

  48. 89 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    No.

  49. 90 nena20409
    October 27, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    • 91 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2019 at 11:45 pm

      Sad to hear this today. To confirm my memory, I went to his wiki page and found one of my favorite facts about his inside team:

      “Rosa Parks, known for her prominent role in the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, moved to Detroit and served on Conyers’ staff between 1965 and 1988.”

  50. 92 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Let’s

  51. 93 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    Making us weaker and less trusted all over the world. Russia’s plan is working

  52. 94 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Ha!

  53. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2019 at 10:52 pm

  54. 97 jer44
    October 27, 2019 at 10:58 pm

  55. 98 marleysperson
    October 27, 2019 at 11:03 pm

  56. 99 pkayden
    October 27, 2019 at 11:05 pm

  57. 100 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    Go Roger! 🎾

  58. 101 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Lewis Hamilton! 🏎

  59. 102 Dudette
    October 27, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    😍🤓

  60. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    This is the best!

  61. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    October 27, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    For all who criticized Nancy Smash from their lofty perches, I’m noticing so very many of them are now giving her the congrats she deserves for playing chess while so many were playing checkers … and that makes my little heart happy.

  62. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Not to rub it in. And goodnight, TODville! Tomorrow is another day!

    • 108 jacquelineoboomer
      October 28, 2019 at 1:41 am

      P.S. My sister sent me a message that she just spotted this comment – loved it so much I had to share!

      ” … and it was on this glorious day that I fell in love with baseball”

    • October 28, 2019 at 8:24 am

      No.
      In fact the Bin Laden raid was the day AFTER the WH Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
      Not a joking matter.

  63. 110 pkayden
    October 28, 2019 at 4:00 am

  64. 111 pkayden
    October 28, 2019 at 4:52 am

  65. 112 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Good Morning! Here’s Chef Andres being his awesome self! ❤️

  66. 115 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 7:37 am

  67. 116 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 7:40 am

    😃❤️

  68. 118 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 7:45 am

  69. 119 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 7:46 am

  70. 120 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Cali evacuations…

  71. 121 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:03 am

    Dear God! 😱

    • 122 Dudette
      October 28, 2019 at 8:05 am

  72. 123 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:13 am

  73. 124 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Aw sweet!

  74. 125 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:16 am

  75. 126 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Fred is the best!

  76. 127 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Thriller!

  77. 128 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Spare us all! 🙄

    • 129 Dudette
      October 28, 2019 at 8:23 am

    • 131 Dudette
      October 28, 2019 at 8:24 am

    • 132 jer44
      October 28, 2019 at 10:12 am

      • 133 Obama Grandmama
        October 28, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        I am usually 100% for respectful behavior. But in this instance with Trump being as rude, crude and immoral in his speech and behavior he deserves to be treated the same way he treats others. Why? Because he and the World would assume we like and appreciate him as our leader if we treated him politely. There is little we can do, but to accept it politely is not something I want to do.

  78. 134 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:30 am

  79. 135 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:38 am

  80. 136 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 8:40 am

  81. October 28, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Per Vote Vets: “Kurds announce they have been helping provide intel that ultimately found Baghdadi for five months. That means as they were helping us find Baghdadi, Donald Trump greenlit the Turkish operation to slaughter them.” Our military, special forces, military and the Kurds were the heroes.
    -Trump was reportedly kept in the dark
    -Kurdish forces kept the secret while being killed and forced out of their homes.
    -How do we make this up to them?

    • 138 nena20409
      October 28, 2019 at 9:11 am

      Indeed, how on this green earth do #WeThePeople can ever pay back the debts we owe to the Kurds?
      Good Morning, TODbots.

  82. 139 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 9:14 am

    😁🐔

    • 140 Don
      October 28, 2019 at 9:37 am

      This is genius level advertising, Popeyes’ put out a great product and build up the demand to a fever pitch then all of a sudden they take it away. They then let the public stew, and then they bring it back.

  83. October 28, 2019 at 9:25 am

  84. October 28, 2019 at 9:37 am

    SoCal neighbors. Please help spread the word.

  85. October 28, 2019 at 9:49 am

    This was a Joint Operation with the Kurdish SDF.
    Trump routine: Somebody else does the work, he doesn’t pay for it, then he takes the credit.
    Gross betrayal by Trump served the Kurdish people on a platter to Erdogan so he could “cleanse” them from where they’ve lived for centuries, been denied sovereignty, and forced to use violence to defend it. And for the hat trick, Trump handed the Middle East to Putin.

    • October 28, 2019 at 9:50 am

      Kristof (NYT) to Tur:
      “Look, this was imperfect, but they (the Kurds) genuinely tried to create an entity that was democratic,
      that protected minority rights like those of the Yazidi, like those of the minority Christian community that empowered women. And they trusted and they saved American lives when they worked with us. They trusted us. We told them that they could take out their defenses to the North because we had their backs, and then we walked out and left them to be attacked.”

    • October 28, 2019 at 9:51 am

      Kristof: “So, often in foreign policy there`s a tension between our values and our interests. In this case, not only have we betrayed our values, but we`ve damaged our own interests. The beneficiaries here are – well the Syrian government, Iran, Russia. With Trump, so many roads lead to Russia, of course.”
      “So he (Trump) did not make Kurds part of this deal.  Kurds were not part of this negotiation.  He decided to negotiate with Turks. And now he`s claiming that there`s victory. If there`s any victory, the victory is that of the Turks and the Turkish government who has done what it has planned to do.”
       

  86. 148 jer44
    October 28, 2019 at 10:01 am


    SOON: Pete Buttigieg delivers remarks at J Street Conference in Washington –
    https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-7

  87. 149 Dudette
    October 28, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Happy National First Responders Day!

  88. 150 marleysperson
    October 28, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Morning everyone. Stay safe, SoCal friends. It’s crazy dangerous!

  89. October 28, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Crooked Barr:
    “By threatening criminal prosecution of the career law enforcement and intelligence professionals
    who alerted the world to Russia’s subversion of the 2016 election, Trump’s civil service consigliere (BARR)
    hopes to give the President what he’s lacked from day one: legitimacy.”
    His boss:
    “Decades later, 20 years into a new century we find ourselves caught in a real world “Get Smart” scenario
    where CONTROL, protectors of the post-World War II liberal democratic world order, are in an existential,
    winner-take-all battle against the TrumPutin forces of KAOS ruled by a cult of bully personalities. For Trump, chaos always been a management style used to blow up the rules and create the vacuum he needs to impose his will as the new illiberal order.”
    (imo must-read: https://www.salon.com/2019/10/27/trumps-chaos-targets-the-rule-of-law-as-he-dismantles-our-government-from-within/)


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