In the United States, Thanksgiving Day entails feasting on turkey at the dinner table with family and friends while giving thanks for the bounty. But for approximately 1.3 million active American military personnel, the holiday takes on an additional meaning: community and country.
When family members are thousands of miles away, connecting over the phone bridges the physical gulf between soldiers and loved ones. From ships on the Atlantic Ocean to bases in Baghdad, Iraq, military personnel hear their loved ones no matter how far away they are. More photos here > In pictures: U.S. troops celebrate Thanksgiving
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