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Michelle Obama Brings 'Harry Potter' to Military Families

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First Lady Michelle Obama treated military service members and their kids to a special screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2.”

This morning, Mrs. Obama toured a youth camp at the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She sang, danced, and read books with 5-and 6-year-old kids before thanking families for their contributions.

“Over the past several years, I’ve had the privilege of meeting military kids across this country, so I know how extraordinary all of you all are. I’ve seen it. And I know what the challenges are that you face,” Mrs. Obama said. “But I also know that these experiences in your life have given you all qualities and abilities that not everyone gets to develop at your age.”

When she announced the movie, she described how much her own family enjoys the Potter series.

“How many people have read all the books and seen all the movies? Well, you’re right along with the President and my girls. They’ve seen the movie already. They lined right up.”

Today’s viewing was a part of “Joining Forces,” Mrs. Obama’s national initiative to offer support and opportunities for military communities. Last month, President Obama hosted an early screening of “Cars 2” for military dads and their kids.

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