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Jill Biden Writes Children's Book For Military Families

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Jill Biden reads from her new children's book on Friday at the Dover Public Library. (Photo: WBOC) Jill Biden reads from her new children's book on Friday at the Dover Public Library. (Photo: WBOC)

DOVER, Del.- About 2.3 million families have had a loved one deployed in the last 10 years to Iraq or Afghanistan. Those families, and especially the children, are why Jill Biden wrote her most recent children's book.

As Biden read from her book, "Don't Forget, God Bless The Troops" at the Dover Public Library on Friday, her son Beau, the inspiration for the book, proudly beamed.

"Still when I hear my mother read it like I did today, it's still emotional, it kind of gets you," said Biden.

Beau Biden was deployed to Iraq for a year and said his mom wanted to write a book sharing the story of military families like his.

"What she wanted to do was highlight the courage and sacrifices that it takes for families," he said.

Families like Carlos Flowers and his children. Flowers recently returned from a tour of duty in Kuwait.

"It was hard being away from all of my kids, you know missing them and just going to sleep at night and not hearing the noise or anything," he said.

Flowers said books like Biden's helps people remember the troops serving around the world and their families at home.

"I don't want them to forget the troops fighting out there overseas for us," Flowers said.

All of the proceeds from Jill Biden's book will be donated to charities helping military families.

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