First Lady Michelle Obama and actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kerry Washington, these three Power Women pose on the latest cover issue of Glamour magazine. This trio aren’t just posing glamorously on the cover of this magazine but joined forces to discuss important issues including the Memorial Day, America’s servicewomen, veterans, and military wives.
Washington, 38, and Parker, 50, have been personally inspired by our men and women in arms. Washington’s father, Earl, served before she was born, while Parker and her husband, actor Matthew Broderick, have friends in uniform Glamour stated. And over the past four years, Mrs. Obama, 51, has tirelessly advocated for military families, primarily through Joining Forces, an initiative she launched in 2011 with Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, whose sons have served in the Army National Guard and the Navy Reserve. “Over a decade ago, during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, our servicemen and -women were constantly in the public eye, in newspapers, music videos, car commercials. Today, most of the more than 2.5 million men and women who deployed are home safe—but they deserve just as much attention as when they were braving IEDs and insurgents.”
Kerry Washington said, “There is this idea that those who serve are untouchable heroes. [But] the more we hear what people are going through, [we realize] it’s what every woman is going through…. The challenges are just put under a magnifying glass because their lives are so extraordinary.”
The first lady also finally added; “Think about the amount of training the average veteran has received through the military—physical training, project management training, public relations work. Think of an average tour of duty in a foreign land, the money we put into developing that, and then they’re discharged, and what, we let that investment go? Absolutely not. These are some of the best-trained people in our society.”
Source: Glamour Magazine