President Bush calls troops from Camp David Thanksgiving morning.
(CNN) President Bush spent his Thanksgiving morning expressing gratitude to a dozen members of the U.S. military around the world.
White House Press Secretary Dana Perino said the President spent over an hour on the phone from Camp David wishing the troops a Happy Thanksgiving and quoted Bush as saying, “I can’t tell you how impressed I am by the concern and compassion of the troops.” The President went on to say, he understands the daily sacrifices they are making and is filled with great pride. Bush asked the troops to relay his respect and high regard to their colleagues.
President Bush is expected to be joined at Camp David for a Thanksgiving meal by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, his twin daughters, and a number of his siblings. Bush will also have the opportunity to spend some quality time with his first son-in-law-to-be, Henry Hager.
The Presidential feast includes: an oven roasted turkey with cast-iron skillet cornbread dressing, whipped sweet potato soufflé, jellied cranberry molds, fresh clover rolls with honey butter, apple pie, and pumpkin mousse trifle.
- CNN's Emily Sherman