Daniel Radcliffe Records Video Message for Military Families As Part of Joining Forces Campaign


Jul 28, 2011

Posted by John Admin

First Lady Michelle Obama recently enlisted the help of actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) to thank military families who were invited to a special screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”

The screening was part of Joining Forces, “a national initiative that gives our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.”

A video of Mrs. Obama at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana’s Summer Youth Camp and Mr. Radcliffe’s accompanying video message was released by the White House and can be seen below.

A transcript of Mr. Radcliffe’s speech:

Hi there everybody at the Naval Air Station Oceana. I’m Daniel Radcliffe and I’m thrilled to be here to introduce part of the screening for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ in conjunction with Mrs. Obama’s Joining Forces campaign. I just want to say that I hope you enjoy the film. I’ve a few friends in various branches of the British military so I know how hard you guys work and the tremendous courage it takes to do what you do, and the commitment you’ve shown to your country and the discipline in your lives. It’s amazing. Though I play a hero on screen, there is very little heroic about me in real life, and you guys, I will leave that all to you. Thank you very very much, and I hope you enjoy the film.

35 Responses to Daniel Radcliffe Records Video Message for Military Families As Part of Joining Forces Campaign

Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: Way to go, Dan! I grew up in a time when the military was much despised, and it's terrific to get to a time when the military is finally receiving the respect that deserve and have earned - Kudos to Dan for bringing a war hero to life on the screen, but recognizing the distinction between playing a hero and being a real life her, and giving recognition to the people on the front lines. Then again, Dan is a class act all the way around!Avatar Imageemdash84 says: That's so wonderful :) So sweet that he was able to send off that message. Avatar Imagerainbowapplefizz says: So great of him to get involved with such a great cause! Avatar ImageEmmaline10248 says: that was so sweet!!!!! it was great of him to send that message to them.Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: That was so a sweet message so send out to them. And so great of Dan to get involved with everything he's doing. :)Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Oh, now that the movies are over do we have to start referring to Dan as Mr Radcliffe?Avatar ImageCCB5Potterfan34 says: Again, Dan is quite a guy, he is a really good person, and it was great he participated. Whatta guy!Avatar Image1HarryPotterFan123 says: So sweet!!!! Dan, you truly are amazing :)Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Thanx Dan... I'm at Pax... GO NAVY!Avatar Imagepurpleleafgirl says: That was soo nice!!! He's so sweet!!! :)Avatar Imagehandhrfan18 says: awww dan!! i love u even more! <3Avatar ImageAlicex says: whoop!! that was so sweet Dan and i bet you made everyones day :) Avatar ImageAlicex says: whoop!! that was so sweet Dan and i bet you made everyones day :) Avatar ImageAlicex says: whoop!! that was so sweet Dan and i bet you made everyones day :) Avatar ImageHogwartsForever says: I wonder did Mrs. O stick around to watch the film... ;)Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: lol i hope sooooAvatar Imagejasygrama says: Thanks for the message to our troops and sharing with us. I know they loved hearing from "Harry Potter" in person. Avatar ImagePhylis says: What a great thing to do! I remember going to the movies on the base when I was little. We watched 2001 A Space Odyssey ( and yes that dates me). My Dad was stationed there for 10 years. Thank you to all the military and their families for the sacrifices they make, each and every day. Thank you Dan and First Lady Obama for bringing pleasure and fun to the families.Avatar Imageirishdancer says: As a military kid with my dad currently in Afghanistan, this I'd great. :) thanks, Dan.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: That was really sweet of Dan. Love yaAvatar ImageLivi22 says: When Potter people get involved in this kind of thing it always makes me feel really happy to think of how many people's lives have been made better because Harry Potter became so popular and it feels great to be a part of something that does such charitable things. Well done Dan! Avatar Imagemencia says: that was such a touching message Dan, you have a good heart and really were fit to be harry, thank youAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: So sweet! Dan, you truly are amazing !Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: Brilliant! Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: Brilliant! Avatar Imagecamila_black08 says: AH! Dan is a really really good person. He's so amazing :DAvatar Imagepuppylove10 says: hes so nice!!!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: That's amazing! It's nice to know the First Lady and Daniel Radcliffe are working together to help people! :DAvatar ImageCorruptedNethicite says: Yeah, that was nice!Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: What a lovely thing to do! Loved Dan's speech, he's always so courteous. <3Avatar ImageElenakiMagic says: He is so sweet! (: Avatar Imageharrysgirl09 says: I know how much sacrifice that the military families are going through right now. I happen to be a true military brat in the sense that I have a strong military history in my family. I do appreaciate that Mrs. Obama and other movie studios are doing something to keep the hope and morale of the families up in the high areas. Dan a humungus thank you for doing something by introducing the final part of the DH. May God protect our soilders and our families safe and our countries as well.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: He's just so nice!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Thats very good of him!

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