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White House Sends Christmas Message

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKRC) -- President and Mrs. Obama are on vacation in Hawaii but their Christmas message from the White House was delivered Wednesday. 

The first couple said the troops, veterans and military families were highlighted in this year's holiday decorations at the White House.  The decorations have been seen by over 70,000 visitors.

They thanked the troops for their service:

Mr President says, "For many of our troops and newest veterans, this might be the first time in years that they've been with their families on Christmas.  In fact, with the Iraq war over and the transition in Afghanistan, fewer of our men and women are deployed and in harms way than any time in the last decade. So Merry Christmas everyone!  And from the two of us, as well as Malia, Sasha Grandma and Bo...(Mrs. Obama adds, "And Sunny the newest Obama") we wish you all a blessed and safe holidy season."

Mrs. Obama continues, "Happy holidays everybody and God bless."

The Obamas also encouraged the spirit of giving all year long.




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