(CNN) – Michelle Obama stopped at the Department of Homeland Security Tuesday, thanking employees for working on the "president's greatest concerns and priorities."
"If you do your jobs well, few people will ever know about anything that you do," she said. "For others, the hope is that you never have to execute much of what you work so hard to prepare for."
The first lady also gave a special mention to the "excellence" of the Secret Service, who operate under the DHS, for the safety of her family.
"Every day I see how much time they spend away from their own families to keep mine safe," she said. "And it has been an honor to get to know each and every one of them throughout the course of the campaign, and our day-to-day interactions."
It is great that she wants to speak out but she is not an elected official.
She should find something that she loves and get involved and champion it. She should not be running around to all these government agencies and making speaches.
She is married to the man in charge she is not the one in charge
Its good to see such a powerful person be so humble.
Michelle Obama is the 1st First Lady in history to have a paid, full-time make-up artist on staff. You see, the thing with the obamas is 'do as I say, not as I do'.
Finally....a first lady that is nothing short of total class!
She also happens to be human unlike Laura Bush the robot.
What a lovely thing for her to do. She's so genuine and down-to-earth but very classy at the same time. I'm really proud that she's our country's First Lady.
If Obama is lucky and get 8 years.
Michelle is no Hillary. She will never get elected to anything after he is gone
Mrs. Obama is a class act!!
Gracious and eloquent as ever.
That is so nice. I like Mrs. Obama she is a class act. BTW she looks beautiful!
What a wonderful and gracious lady Michelle Obama is.
She makes us and our nation proud.
Bravo! Bravo! I am sure these words mean alot to those who are the recipients. So many people work to keep us safe that we don't often think about them unless something goes wrong. The Obama administration is changing the American culture. Cheers to the First Lady.
2016 – Michelle Obama for President
The Secret Service is doing their job keeping the Obama family safe. The question to ask is whether Obama is doing the same thing for America?
Very gracious of her. Bravo Mrs. Obama!
"If you do your jobs well, few people will ever know about anything that you do,"
Is she referring to the warrantless wiretapping that Obama is now a big supporter of?
Mrs. Obama, the more we see you the more we respect and learn from you.
To Keith in Austin,
The answer is YES!
How lucky we are to have such an intelligent and classy woman as first lady.
We love you Mrs. Obama!
All First Ladies do this. Laura Bush is a nice lady, but she put us all to sleep, which is why you saw no coverage of her.
Bravo, Ms. Obama. You are an inspiration to us all!
Jeff writes; "She should find something that she loves and get involved and champion it"
She has. It is our country. Get used to it.
@ jeff & Keith in Austin
The 2 of you really got it bad. Can't you make an attitude change and acknowledge something positive when it happens and stop being so critical?
Michelle Obama is making every effort to help people keep positive attitudes in hard times. We don't need a lot of negative. There was more than enough of it thrust upon us when our retirement accounts got robbed by the financial sector.
The Department of Homeland Security.
Created by President George W. Bush.
She should be thanking him.
Dont forget, Mrs Obama, to thank the DHS Secretary and her staff for calling 'returning veterans a threat to homeland security'. ...and of course no mention of that.
Praising the organization that singles out the men/women who veil her country in safety is insulting and degrading to men/women in uniform...AND out of uniform. Shame on you, Mrs Obama and DOUBLE shame on DHS...
michelle obama crosses all manner of lines...not the least of which is her wonderful ability to make BOTH women AND men extremely proud! she is NOT, however, a class ACT...rather she is a class REALITY!!!