Michelle Obama Opens the 2015 Special Olympics: 'You're Bringing Us Together'

Speaking at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles on Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama wanted to talk about one thing: unity.

“Over the past few years, my husband and I have seen Americans unite in so many ways across the country,” Obama, 51, said.

“These games are a perfect reflection of that unity,” she continued. “They show us that we’re all in this together – that we can lift up our friends and neighbors, and that we can bring out the best in each other to reach even higher heights.

Why Jackie Kennedy Was the Original Modern Mom

Take a look inside JFK s private world! New photos from White House nanny Maud Shaw show Jackie, John, Caroline, and John Jr. sharing intimate moments together as a family. Subscribe now for exclusive access to these rare never-before-seen photos, only in PEOPLE!

Inside JFK's Cool Dad Moment – After John Jr.'s White House Jungle Gym Fall

Take a look inside JFK’s private world! New photos from White House nanny Maud Shaw show Jackie, John, Caroline, and John Jr. sharing intimate moments together as a family. Subscribe now for exclusive access to these rare never-before-seen photos, only in PEOPLE!

5 Things to Know About Kennedy White House Nanny Maud Shaw

21-Gun Salutes and Visits from JFK and Jackie: Inside the White House 'School' You Never Knew Existed

Take a look inside JFK s private world! New photos from White House nanny Maud Shaw show Jackie, John, Caroline, and John Jr. sharing intimate moments together as a family. Subscribe now for exclusive access to these rare never-before-seen photos, only in PEOPLE!

When it was time for Avery Hatcher to go to kindergarten each morning, a secret service agent would pick him up and drive the 5-year-old to class – in a school inside the White House!

How White House Nanny Maud Shaw Told 6-Year-Old Caroline Kennedy Her Father Had Been Assassinated

Maud Shaw cared for the Kennedy children for 7 ½ years, playing “army” with John Jr. (he gave the orders, she was the nurse) and teaching John Jr. and his sister Caroline how to curtsy for the Queen.

“One of the classic English nannies,” as her nephew Ian Roberts describes her in this week’s PEOPLE cover story, Shaw – who died at age 85 in 1988 – was so trusted that when JFK was assassinated in 1963, Jackie’s mother, Janet Auchincloss, asked the steadfast caretaker to break the news to First Daughter Caroline, then nearly 6 years old.

Never-Before-Seen Pictures of JFK Jr. and His Sister Caroline Up for Auction

There were few people closer to the Kennedy children than their beloved nanny, Maude Shaw, who worked for President Kennedy and Jackie from 1958 to 1965. Now, in a rare auction, 79 of Shaw’s never-before-seen pictures of the children are up for sale at Nate. D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles.

Jack Kennedy Schlossberg Steps Into the Family Business

While other undergrads are hanging out with friends on their school breaks, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg is following a family tradition.

The Yale student has joined his mom, U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, in Japan, where he was by her side as she toured the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant and visited an orphanage on Thursday.

Lauren Bush Lauren Raves About Jack Kennedy Schlossberg

All eyes were on JFK’s grandson, Jack Kennedy Schlossberg, May 4, when he hosted the Profile in Courage Awards at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.

Schlossberg, 21, took over hosting duties for his mom, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, who’s currently in Japan, where she’s serving as U.S. Ambassador. He bestowed the award to Paul Bridges, Mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, and President George H. W. Bush.

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