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

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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31 Points

I know how much sacrifice that the military families are going through right now. I happen to be a true military brat in the sense that I have a strong military history in my family. I do appreaciate that Mrs. Obama and other movie studios are doing something to keep the hope and morale of the families up in the high areas. Dan a humungus thank you for doing something by introducing the final part of the DH. May God protect our soilders and our families safe and our countries as well.

Posted by harrysgirl09 on July 30, 2011, 06:25 PM report to moderator
4452 Points

He’s just so nice!

4852 Points

Thats very good of him!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on July 31, 2011, 04:02 PM report to moderator
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