President and First Lady Obama took some time to wish Americans a Merry Christmas and happy holidays during the president’s weekly address today. In addition to sending season’s greetings to families of all faiths, the Obamas also delivered a special message of gratitude to our American soldiers.
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“Let’s take a moment to give thanks for their service, for their families’ service, for our veterans’ service,” said President Obama from the White House. “Let’s say a prayer for all our troops standing post all over the world, especially our brave men and women in Afghanistan who are serving, even as we speak, in harm’s way to protect the freedoms and security we hold dear.”
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First Lady Obama reiterated her husband’s message of gratitude by encouraging Americans to find ways during the holidays to let armed forces personnel “know just how much we appreciate everything they do.”
Take a look at the Obamas’ Christmas greeting in the special holiday clip above.