Richmond, Virginia—The first lady and their two daughters celebrated the 50th anniversary of their dad’s historic inauguration by having their first official dinner in their Washington, D.C., residence.
The two first ladies have long been a part of the family, and they’ve been a source of much-needed entertainment.
But the first lady’s trip to Washington, DC, in early February also marked the start of an era for the couple.
“The Obamas have been a force for good in this country, and I believe they will continue to be,” first lady Michelle Obama said in a statement following the inauguration.
“But this year, I am excited to celebrate the first anniversary of my father’s historic inaugural with a family of my own, a trip that will give me the chance to thank all of you for all that you have done for our country.”
The Obamas also celebrated the 25th anniversary this month of their first-ever trip to India, when Michelle visited the country.
“In the last 25 years, Michelle has been at the forefront of advancing the cause of equality and justice for all people,” first Lady Jill Biden said in the statement.
“We are honored that the Obamas will be visiting India in March to mark the anniversary of the day they first flew in from the United States.”