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Daniel Radcliffe Records Video Message for Military Families As Part of Joining Forces Campaign

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Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 28, 2011, 12:55 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama recently enlisted the help of actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) to thank military families who were invited to a special screening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

The screening was part of Joining Forces, "a national initiative that gives our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned."

A video of Mrs. Obama at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana's Summer Youth Camp and Mr. Radcliffe's accompanying video message was released by the White House and can be seen below.




A transcript of Mr. Radcliffe's speech:

Hi there everybody at the Naval Air Station Oceana. I'm Daniel Radcliffe and I'm thrilled to be here to introduce part of the screening for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in conjunction with Mrs. Obama's Joining Forces campaign. I just want to say that I hope you enjoy the film. I've a few friends in various branches of the British military so I know how hard you guys work and the tremendous courage it takes to do what you do, and the commitment you've shown to your country and the discipline in your lives. It's amazing. Though I play a hero on screen, there is very little heroic about me in real life, and you guys, I will leave that all to you. Thank you very very much, and I hope you enjoy the film.

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Way to go, Dan! I grew up in a time when the military was much despised, and it’s terrific to get to a time when the military is finally receiving the respect that deserve and have earned – Kudos to Dan for bringing a war hero to life on the screen, but recognizing the distinction between playing a hero and being a real life her, and giving recognition to the people on the front lines.

Then again, Dan is a class act all the way around!

Posted by Agrippa1 on July 28, 2011, 01:23 PM report to moderator
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That’s so wonderful :) So sweet that he was able to send off that message.

Posted by emdash84 on July 28, 2011, 01:25 PM report to moderator
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So great of him to get involved with such a great cause!

Posted by rainbowapplefizz on July 28, 2011, 01:31 PM report to moderator
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that was so sweet!!!!! it was great of him to send that message to them.

Posted by Sarah10248 *ROAR* on July 28, 2011, 01:41 PM report to moderator
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That was so a sweet message so send out to them. And so great of Dan to get involved with everything he’s doing. :)

Posted by LunaLuver on July 28, 2011, 01:54 PM report to moderator
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Oh, now that the movies are over do we have to start referring to Dan as Mr Radcliffe?

Posted by KiwiMcI on July 28, 2011, 02:07 PM report to moderator
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Again, Dan is quite a guy, he is a really good person, and it was great he participated. Whatta guy!

Posted by CCB5Potterfan34 on July 28, 2011, 02:21 PM report to moderator
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524 Points

So sweet!!!! Dan, you truly are amazing :)

Posted by Potterhead777 {ROAR!} on July 28, 2011, 02:27 PM report to moderator
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Thanx Dan… I’m at Pax… GO NAVY!

Posted by Won_Two on July 28, 2011, 02:45 PM report to moderator
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That was soo nice!!! He’s so sweet!!! :)

Posted by ParisThePotterLuver on July 28, 2011, 04:23 PM report to moderator
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That was soo nice!!! He’s so sweet!!! :)

Posted by ParisThePotterLuver on July 28, 2011, 04:23 PM report to moderator
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227 Points

awww dan!! i love u even more! <3

Posted by handhrfan18 on July 28, 2011, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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whoop!! that was so sweet Dan and i bet you made everyones day :)

Posted by Alice on July 28, 2011, 05:19 PM report to moderator
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whoop!! that was so sweet Dan and i bet you made everyones day :)

Posted by Alice on July 28, 2011, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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whoop!! that was so sweet Dan and i bet you made everyones day :)

Posted by Alice on July 28, 2011, 05:20 PM report to moderator
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