Obama Surprises Families of Wounded Veterans With a Visit and Cookies

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President Obama warmed hearts this week when he visited the Fisher House and brought along cookies. The former president made the short trip just outside Washington to Bethesda, Maryland on Thursday.

In a tweet, Obama wrote “the families of our wounded warriors don’t often get a lot of fanfare, but they’re serving and sacrificing right alongside their loved ones. We all owe a debt to them, too, and Fisher House is always making sure we’re serving those who serve us.”

Fisher House has dozens of houses all over the country and even a few overseas. On their website, they describe their places as “comfort homes where military & veterans families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.” They say that they’ve saved military families over $451 million since they were founded.

President Obama appears to have bought the baked goods from Dog Tag Bakery in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. Dog Tag Bakery is a store that serves to help veterans transition into life after the military.

Here’s how they explain their program on their website: “We provide a transformative opportunity for veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and caregivers through a five-month fellowship, offering an education at Georgetown University and real-life work experience in our small business.”

This isn’t the first time President Obama has visited the Fisher House. Both he and First Lady Michelle Obama visited some of the families during their time in the White House.

Here are the photos from those trips:

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits with families working on crafts at Maryland Fisher House IV at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., April 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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President Barack Obama attends a reception at Fisher House with family members of wounded warriors in Hines, Il., May 31, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

And Obama has even helped fund the Fisher House mission. When he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010, he announced that he would be donating the $1.4 million to a group of charities that included Fisher House.

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WellHungChad
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Ahhhhh……what a tender moment! How many soldiers were killed when they hesitated at taking a defensive shot, wondering if they could be court marshalled under his ridiculous rules of engagement? We just had an incident of President Trump pardoning a patriot soldier for defending himself under these asanine rules. Mofo Obama pardoned traitor HeShe Manning in trade for the release of five terrorists that ran back to their Al Quaida mommies upon their release! Eff this mulatto Kenyan fraud of a former “president ” that I NEVER accepted as MY president!!! I can’t wait for this SOB to die so… Read more »

James
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All of a sudden now in mid-2019, Barry gives a rat’s behind about wounded military veterans? Wasn’t HE the one who cut and downsized the military? Wasn’t HE the one who cut military spending where a large portion of the military’s aircraft and Naval ships were sidelined (some mothballed) due to lack of money and parts to repair them? This “person” should be ashamed to show HIS face in the presence of REAL men and heroic members of our United States military who now suffer in part because of HIM. Disgusting! WHAT’s in this photo-op visit for HIM? [Did anyone… Read more »

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