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USO and Full Circle Home Pack Surprises for Mother’s Day at VP Residence

Monday, May 05, 2014

Video by Sandi Moynihan 

WASHINGTON—The USO and Full Circle Home joined forces Friday to pack 2,000 Mother’s Day boxes for military moms, wives and special women in the lives of deployed troops. Dr. Jill Biden, co-founder of Joining Forces and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, welcomed USO volunteers and spouses of congressional and senior military leaders to her home to create the packages.

“We wanted to make sure that all these brave men and women, and their families, knew that we all recognized as America the sacrifices they made," Dr. Biden said.

The boxes are filled with pampering items like lotions, flower seeds and a necklace, in addition to a personalized note from their deployed service member.

“Most of the moms and loved ones who are staying at home are always geared up towards sending the care packages to their loved ones wherever they’re deployed around the world," said USO President and retired Air Force Brig. Gen. John I. Pray Jr. "It's really great for them to have an opportunity to get something from their [deployed] loved one."

The gift boxes will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day. 

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