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Obama Reaches Out to Service Members, Tweets on Thanksgiving

President Obama makes phone calls to US Forces on Thanksgiving 2014 Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama spoke with deployed U.S. military members on Thanksgiving Day, calling to offer gratitude for their service.

According to a readout of the calls from the White House, Obama spoke with representatives from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard. He offered his praise "on behalf of a grateful nation," the readout said.

A tweet posted to Obama's Twitter account on Thursday featured a photo of the president with his family, accompanied by the simple message, "Thankful. #TBT." The "#TBT" represents "Throwback Thursday" when Twitter users post photos from their past.


First lady Michelle Obama personally posted a message to her own Twitter account, giving thanks to those serving the U.S. as well.


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