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First Lady Teams With MLB To Support Troops
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are teaming up with Major League Baseball to show their support for the military during Game 1 of the World Series.

The first lady and Dr. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, stopped by the VA Medical Center in St. Louis on Wednesday to visit with veterans and their families.

They also debuted a public service announcement supporting the military before heading to blustery Busch Stadium for the opening game between the Cardinals and Texas Rangers.

Obama and Biden were joined by Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Cardinals Hall of Famer and Army veteran Red Schoendienst, and other baseball officials at the family appreciation event. It was part of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans program and Obama's Joining Forces initiative.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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