A Day in the Life

Mayor Benjamin's Thoughts on First Lady's Visit

What a wonderful day!

Hosting First Lady Michelle Obama on her visit to South Carolina Thursday was both a great honor and pleasure. On behalf of myself, my colleagues on City Council, and the entire City of Columbia we thank her for her visit and inspiring message of promoting healthy lifestyles here at home and all across America.

General Milano and all the men and women at Ft. Jackson worked hard not just to keep the First Lady safe and secure, but to showcase our hometown base as one of the top military installations and the premier military training facility in the nation!

From Ft. Jackson and Shaw Air Force Base to McEntire Joint National Guard Base, we know how important the military is to our city, our region, our state and our nation, and after yesterday's visit, I am sure the First Lady will take that message back to Washington D.C.

Thank you all for making her visit to the Midlands a huge success!

Steve Benjamin
Steve Benjamin
Mayor of Columbia

Visit TheState.com to see photos and coverage of Michelle Obama's visit