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Obama family serves Thanksgiving dinner to homeless and vets

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00:52 - Source: CNN
President Obama serves Thanksgiving dinner

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President Obama and the First Family served dinner at a homeless center in Washington, D.C.

Obama was in charge of serving turkey and gravy to the veterans and other homeless people

Washington CNN —  

President Barack Obama, joined by the entire first family, on Wednesday began the Thanksgiving holiday by serving dinner to the local homeless population and veterans at Friendship Place Homeless Center in Washington.

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Earlier in the day, while taking part in the traditional turkey pardon, Obama said that he and the first family would “take some of the less fortunate turkey brothers” with them to serve up for dinner for homeless and at-risk veterans.

“It’s not only of the spirit of giving during this holiday season, but our national obligation to make sure all those who serve and sacrifice for our country have a place to call home,” Obama said from the Rose Garden. “My administration considers this one of our top priorities, making sure that we’re bringing about the reality of zero homelessness for our veterans.”