Finally! It is so nice to see our elegant First lady being honored.
The beautiful and elegant Melania Trump doesn’t get the same level of respect afforded to other women who became First Lady. She doesn’t appear on magazine covers as her predecessor did — unless it’s a gossip mag suggesting that she’s some sort of hostage. Trump Derangement Syndrome certainly takes people to some very weird places.
Nevertheless, our First Lady carries on and continues to promote her “Be Best” campaign to combat cyberbullying.
The First Lady was given the “Woman of Distinction” award by Palm Beach Atlantic University on Wednesday. The annual award is given to women “who cherish community and family and want to preserve these ideals for others.” Feminists must just love that one.
Palm Beach Atlantic’s President, William Fleming, said the First Lady is a worldwide role model and the university was honoring her for her compassion and kindness.
During her speech, the First Lady noted that her parents were there and thanked them for their love and support. She also congratulated scholarship recipients and made a special mention of the inspiring volunteer work that PBA students provide to better the lives of those in their community.
The First Lady took the opportunity to promote her “Be Best” campaign which is an initiative that rests on three pillars: wellbeing, online safety, and opioid abuse.
She said, “When we teach our children to cherish our values and care for each other, they are better prepared to carry on Americans’ legacy of compassion, service, and patriotism. It is our duty as parents and adults to ensure they have the best opportunities to live fulfilling, healthy, and successful lives.
“Be Best can mean performing a simple act of kindness, providing care for someone in need, or teaching a life-enriching lesson. It is my hope that by promoting Be Best values, we will give a voice to the concerns and struggles of our children, and help them overcome the challenges they face.”
The First Lady mentioned the double-edged sword of technology — that it can be a great tool for learning, but also have negative consequences for their mental health through excessive social media use. She said that “teaching healthy online behavior is crucial to creating a safer future for our children.”
She noted that last year in the United States there was a 4 percent drop in drug overdose deaths for the first time in 29 years.
“Opioids have affected the lives of more than 2 million children in the United States,” said the First Lady. That number includes the children of addicts. “I’ve seen firsthand how opioid abuse affects families who are struggling with addiction. I have traveled to children’s hospitals and treatment facilities who support those affected by opioids.”
Watch her full speech here:
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