In a statement, the first lady, Michelle Obama, who has led a campaign by the White House to encourage businesses to hire veterans, called the Wal-Mart plan ?historic,? adding that she planned to urge other corporations to follow suit.
?We all believe that no one who serves our country should have to fight for a job once they return home,? Mrs. Obama said in the statement. ?Wal-Mart is setting a groundbreaking example for the private sector to follow.?