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Candidates join President Bush in celebrating Thanksgiving through service

Posted by aaronjmarquez on November 23, 2007

The President of the United States and those seeking his job next year spent the days leading up to (and including) Thanksgiving Day in service to those less fortunate.  A few were captured in photographs this week by national media and have been compiled here to help us celebrate this Season of Service!

President George W. Bush (R)

President Bush picks up a box potatoes as he visits the Central Virginia Food Bank in Richmond, Monday, Nov. 19, 2007. At right, Food Bank president Fay Lohr; at left, volunteer Pastor Mike Hennigan; far right, Freedom Corps volunteer Paul Anderson. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT)

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., serves lunch at the Iowa Homeless Youth Center, Wednesday, November 21, 2007 in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Steve Pope)  

Former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) 

Republican presidential hopeful, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, packs food boxes at the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, in Hiawatha, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former U.S. Senator John Edwards (D-NC)

Democratic presidential hopeful, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards with his children, Cate, from left, Jack, and Emma Claire, package donated food for Thanksgiving during a visit to the Inter-Faith Council and Social Service Food Pantry in Carrboro, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY)

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) distributes food at the Central Iowa Shelter and Services Center in Des Moines, Iowa, November 20, 2007. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES)  

U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL)

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen Barack Obama, D-Ill., right, helps move food donated for people for the Thanksgiving holiday in Manchester, N.H. Wednesday Nov. 21, 2007, at the New Horizon’s Food Pantry. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

U.S. Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) was also slated to collect canned goods at two campaign events on Wednesday and volunteer with his family at the Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale, IA on Thanksgiving Day.  U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) spent Thanksgiving with the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces serving in Iraq.  

Presidential candidates will next have the opportunity to serve alongside AmeriCorps members with City Year New Hampshire either before or after they address College Convention 2008 in Manchester, NH next week.

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