LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden campaigned to help unite the country. But first lady Jill Biden says "healing" a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles, too.

Jill Biden Unveils White House Holiday Decor
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 29: U.S. first lady Jill Biden smiles after she read her book Don’t Forget, God Bless our Troops to a second-grade class from Malcolm Elementary School in Waldorf, Maryland, in the State Dining Room of the White House November 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. First lady Jill Biden unveiled the 2021 White House holiday décor today with the theme “Gifts from the Heart”. A variety of interactive viewing experiences will be launched on digital platforms, including Instagram, Google Maps Street View, Snapchat, and others that will allow the public to engage with the White House from home over the course of holidays. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In an Associated Press interview looking back on her first year as first lady, Jill Biden says she hadn't expected to take on a healing role but she felt a responsibility to step up.

Her travels to 35 states over the past year have included visits with wildfire victims in Colorado, those affected by deadly tornadoes in Kentucky, and victims of a deadly Christmas parade crash in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

President Biden Meets Virtually With Service Members On Christmas
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 25: Commander, the first family's new German Shepherd puppy, accompanies U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden as they participate in a virtual event to meet with members from the six U.S. military service branches serving around the world in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden and the first lady thanked them for their service and wished them a merry Christmas. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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