Michelle Obama and first dogs visit military families on Walter Reed campus

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 7:55pm

First lady Michelle Obama visited military families on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday, with first dogs Bo and Sunny in tow.

A group of children and their parents were decorating Easter cards for the upcoming holiday when Obama stopped by to drop off treats from the White House pastry chef and meet with families.

"One of the reasons I like to come to the Fisher House is to shine a light on all of the great things that the Fisher House staff do here," Obama said.

Fisher House is a residential facility were families live while their loved ones are treated at the medical center.

Obama invited all the families to the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, then brought in Sunny and Bo to visit with the group.

Speaking to the children specifically, the first lady said, "You guys are heroes ... because you do what you do and make your parents lives' so wonderful -- they're able to do the job that they do."

Taking turns with each group in the room, Obama helped to decorate Easter cards, allowing one toddler to put stickers on her face.

The first lady has visited families and recovering veterans at Fisher House several times.

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