Washington, D.C. -- The Bidens hosted wounded warriors for Thanksgiving dinner. It was their fourth Early Thanksgiving for servicemen and women and their families. At the dinner were five from the Army, four from the Marines and one from the Air Force.
Biden told stories of his own son Beau serving in Iraq for a year, and how wife Jill would say a prayer for Beau every morning in the kitchen.
The wounded are being treated at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since they are unlikely to be able to travel home to their families in time for Thanksgiving.
On the menu:
"Buttermilk Brined Roast Turkey w/ Lemon-Parsley Gravy
Country Bread Dressing
Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Graham Cracker Sweet Potato Gratin
Roasted Vegetable Macaroni & Cheese
Snap Beans w/ Caramelized Shallots & Roasted Mushrooms
Fall Harvest Salad
Apple-Pecan Cranberry Relish
Maple-Ginger Pumpkin Pie, Old Fashioned Lattice Apple Pie, and Thanksgiving Pecan Pie"