First Lady Melania Trump made a public appearance at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling this week, where she helped sort gifts at a Toys for Tots event with military families. Just before the event began, Melania walked up to the podium and grabbed the microphone. What she said made the entire room burst into tears.
“My husband and I are grateful for our military and the critical role you all play in keeping us safe,” Melania told the packed room. “This administration will always stand with the men, women, and families of the United States military,” she added.
“Today I am here to support the amazing work that Toys for Tots has been doing to make the holidays brighter for children across the country,” said the first lady. “There are so many people involved in this program, including the many people who give their time to collect toys, then spend weeks sorting and shipping them to kids all over the country. Thank you.”
Then, Melania shared with the audience something more personal; namely, her takeaways after one year as first lady.
“On a personal note, as my first year as first lady comes to an end, I have had the privilege to witness the spirit and resilience of so many people in our country,” said Melania. “After this year’s devastating hurricane season, I hope everyone watching at home will consider giving back through programs like Toys for Tots.”
“I’ve seen people from all over our great nation pitch in to help those who lost everything, and I want to challenge people to continue with that giving spirit over Christmas and in the new year,” she continued. “It is my hope that during this holiday season, people will remember it is not about gifts — it is about family, service, and gratitude.”
There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as First Lady Melania Trump closed her heartfelt speech, saying, “We must continue to look out for, and help each other.” Amen!
As the first lady wrapped up her remarks, the audience of children raised their hands, enthusiastically signaling that they would like to help Melania sort toys.
Sporting a green belted jacket and tan boots, Trump then assisted the kids in sorting a variety of gifts into bins marked for boys, girls, and toddlers. She scooped up a 3-year-old girl on her lap as she sat down to create holiday cards to accompany the load of presents. “What is your wish?” she was heard asking the children, before picking up a red pen to write on one of the cards. [Source: The Hill]
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have made it their mission to bring Christmas back to the White House. What better way to spread some cheer to those who need it most than to lend a hand to the folks at Toys for Tots?
As Melania noted in her speech at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling this week, acts of service are one of the best ways to celebrate and get into the spirit this holiday season. It’s so nice to see a first lady leading by example instead of shoving an agenda down the throats of the American people at every opportunity.
Melania has made our country a better place for everyone throughout her first year as the first lady, as she has worked hard to help those in need. Her kindness and compassion are unwavering, and we can count her among our many blessings as we reflect on all that we are grateful for this Christmas.