First lady's 47 candles
January 17th, 2011
12:11 PM ET
12 years ago

First lady's 47 candles

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Any plans the first lady has to celebrate her birthday today will have to wait. Since her 47th birthday falls on Martin Luther King, Jr. day this year, Michelle Obama is participating in a community service project with President Obama and her daughters to celebrate MLK Day of Service.

The Obamas marked the national holiday by attending a Sunday service at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. The congregation sang happy birthday to the first lady and others at one point during the two-hour service.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - John "The Weeper of the House" Boehner

    Happy 47th Birthday Madam First Lady. Enjoy your day of service and God bless you!

    January 17, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  2. AMERICA 1st

    Michelle, youre a class act. Happy Birthday!

    January 17, 2011 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. Name king

    Happy birthday madam first lady, I appreciate the drive and dedication you've shown to put Americas future on a healthy past to recovery, I hope you don't wither your intentions because I have some family members that will benefit mightily from your health fitness program.

    January 17, 2011 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  4. catmom

    Nice to share a birthday month with a wonderful First Lady!! Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama and may you be blessed with many more!

    January 17, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  5. FM

    All the best on your special day Michelle, and in many. many years ahead!

    January 17, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    Happy Birthday FLOTUS!!!

    January 17, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |