The Obamas honor the military in their last holiday message from the White HousePresident Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama used their final Christmas address from the White House on Saturday to acknowledge the sacrifices of American servicemen and women in the armed forces.'No one better embodies that spirit of service than the men and women who wear our country's uniform and their families,' the president said in the video message that was posted on social media Saturday.'As always, many of our troops are far from home this time of year and their families are serving and sacrificing right along with them,' the first lady said.'Their courage and dedication allow the rest of us to enjoy the season. That's why we've tried to serve them as well as they've served this country.'The Obamas took advantage of the Christmas message to promote the Joining Forces initiative, a nationwide project launched by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden which enlists the community in helping military families.The president thanked the American people for the 'privilege' of serving them over the course of two terms in the White House.'The greatest gift that Michelle and I have received over the last eight years has been the honor of serving as your president and first lady,' Obama said.The president touted signature achievements in domestic and foreign policy like Obamacare and efforts to curb climate change.
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