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Melania Embarks On ‘Merry Christmas’ Visit To The Troops

(Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

First lady Melania Trump visited U.S. service-members at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia Wednesday morning for a Merry Christmas visit, she revealed on Twitter.

US First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children during a Toys for Tots event at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC, on December 11, 2018. – Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

The trip comes on the heels of Melania’s visit Tuesday to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington D.C. for a children’s toy drive. The annual “Toys for Tots” drive is hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps. The first lady delivered brief remarks and distributed toys to children. (RELATED: Melania Trump Shakes Hands With Bill Clinton, Hillary Looks On)

US First Lady Melania Trump attends with Father Christmas personificator a Toys for Tots event at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC, on December 11, 2018. – Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

“Since starting in 2008, the program has distributed over 39 million books to less fortunate children, helping to reduce the illiteracy rate among children,” her office said in a Tuesday statement, adding, “Mrs. Trump will also be giving Be Best totes filled with a coloring book and White House candies to all the children that will be helping out at the drive.”

US First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children during a Toys for Tots event at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, DC, on December 11, 2018. – Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)