Jun 12, 2021 - World

First lady meets with U.K. military families during G-7

Jill Biden meets with military veterans

First lady Jill Biden smiles as she meets military surfers and their families in Newlyn, Cornwall, on the sidelines of the G7 summit on June 12. Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / POOL / AFP via Getty Images

First lady Jill Biden spent part of Saturday meeting with British veterans, first responders and their families on the sidelines of the G7 summit, according to pool reports.

Why it matters: The first lady has prioritized participating in military-focused events during the trip to highlight her Joining Forces initiative.

  • Biden and former-first lady Michelle Obama led the program during the Obama administration.
  • Biden said this April that the relaunch of the initiative will focus on U.S. military family employment and entrepreneurship, as well as making sure families can get quality child care when needed.

Zoom in: The U.S. president met with members of the group Bude Surf Veterans, according to Reuters.

  • The first lady told the group that she owned a surfboard. "It was white with a big butterfly,” she added.
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