CHARLOTTE - A Columbiana County military wife and mom will introduce first lady Michelle Obama before she speaks to delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Tuesday night.
Elaine Brye is a teacher, wife and mom from Winona, Ohio. She has five children, four whom are serving in the armed forces.
Brye’s connection with the first lady began last December, after she wrote a letter to Mrs. Obama thanking her for advocacy and support of military families. The first lady responded to Brye’s note and invited her and her husband Courtney to a State Dinner.
In her introduction of the first lady, Brye will give her firsthand experience about Mrs. Obama’s advocacy for veterans and military families.
Brye was a member of the Air Force ROTC, where she met her husband, an Air Force pilot in the Vietnam War. Her military roots stretch back to childhood, her father a World War II, Korea and Vietnam veteran.
The first lady is scheduled to speak in the 10 p.m. hour Tuesday.
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