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Joe Biden update: He has wounded warriors over for early Thanksgiving

November 22, 2010 |  4:50 pm

Democrat VP Joe Biden Wounded Warriors Thanksgiving dinner 11-22-10

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, had about 10 wounded veterans and their families over for an early Thanksgiving dinner Monday night, as they did last year.

In unusually brief remarks for the former senator, Biden said he was both "humbled" and "flattered" that the families had joined them in the VP's official residence at the Naval Observatory. "There's no way of really thanking you all," he added.

Mrs. Biden recalled their son Beau had served in Iraq. "I know what it means," she said, "to all those thousands of families who gather at tables this Thanksgiving, and someone they love is missing."

"It's really a joy for us to have you here tonight," she added.

The menu: turkey, of course. Also pumpkin and pecan pies.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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