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Bush Calls Troops, Thanks Them For Service

President Bush Friday made Christmas Eve phone calls to members of the U.S. military, thanking them for their service and wishing them happy holidays.

Mr. Bush placed the calls from the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, where the Bush family is spending the Christmas weekend.
 
The White House says Mr. Bush called 10 soldiers in all - six of them stationed in Iraq, another serving in Korea, and three others in the United States. 

President Bush has also sent out his annual Christmas message.  In the message, Mr. Bush thanked all members of the armed forces and urged Americans to help neighbors in need.

The president issued a separate message extending best wishes to those who celebrate Kwanzaa, a December holiday observed by many African-Americans.
 
Some information for this report provided by AP.

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