Michelle Obama

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First Lady Michelle Obama paid Alameda a visit this blustery Saturday morning to take part in a commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dorothy Stratton that officially put the ship into service.

“Please know that you all inspire me every day. No matter what this country asks of you, you always answer the call,” Mrs. Obama told the Dorothy Stratton’s crew as they awaited orders to board the ship.