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Chicago South Sider First Lady Michelle Obama honors the military at the July 5 Cubs vs Nationals game in Washington. Who will she root for?

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First Lady will participate in pregame ceremonies at Nationals Park on July 5

First Lady Michelle Obama will join the Washington Nationals to honor military families before the Nationals take on the Chicago Cubs for the second of a three-game series on Tuesday, July 5 at 7:05 p.m.

The Nationals have dedicated the day as "Joining Forces with the Washington Nationals - Honoring Our Military Families," in support of the Joining Forces initiative, which is spearheaded by Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Joining Forces is a national initiative that focuses on mobilizing all sectors of society to support military families.

In the spirit of the Nationals' military outreach, the First Lady will be escorted to home plate by children from military families, one of whom will throw out the first pitch. Mrs. Obama will also join military families when they are recognized by fans during the third inning military tribute, a game day tradition at Nationals Park. In addition, all pregame programming - including a special public service announcement featuring the First Lady and Nationals players - will highlight the courage and sacrifice of military families.

This event will be open to members of the press but space is extremely limited. Interested news outlets must RSVP to Joanna Comfort at by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 3 to receive credentialing information.

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