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First Lady Sends First Tweet

Michelle Obama promotes project to help military families
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2011 4:36 PM CDT

(Newser) – First lady Michelle Obama sent out her first tweet ever this week while attending the World Series in St. Louis, reports USA Today. "Military families serve our nation too," it reads. "Let's all show our appreciation by #JoiningForces with them. Get involved: JoiningForces.gov." The tweet was signed simply, "mo".

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The short communiqué was released into the Twittersphere from the @joiningforces account, the Twitter handle of the first lady's project to aid military families. Obama logged on from a laptop within a room at Busch Stadium. "So this is how you tweet, huh?" she said before hitting the button. (Read more First Lady Michelle Obama stories.)

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