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Michelle Obama, Laura Bush headline conference led by SPA at the National Archives

(09/19/16 4:38pm)

It’s rare to see a sitting and former first lady in one room, but it’s equally uncommon to hear them share their own stories as spouses of the Commander in Chief.That’s exactly what happened at the National Archives on Friday morning, where first lady Michelle Obama and former first lady Laura Bush emphasized their shared support for military service members and their families at the School of Public Affairs sponsored conference America’s First Ladies: In Service to our Nation. The private event was part of an ongoing series on the legacy of the nation’s first ladies spearheaded by Anita McBride, the event’s coordinator and SPA’s executive in residence.“This theme today was the thread that binds all first ladies together because no matter what issue that they choose while they are in the White House, they are all spouse of the commander in chief,” McBride told The Eagle following the event.