The Obamas spent about half an hour in the mess hall shaking hands with Marines and their families as they ate traditional holiday fare of turkey, ham, stuffing, corn and broccoli.
“Hi guys, Merry Christmas,” President Obama said as he entered the mess hall from a side door.
The president and the first lady went from table to table, reaching roughly a dozen, asking Marines where they were from and thanking them for their service.
“I’m proud of you guys,” Obama said at one point. The president, who was casually dressed in brown slacks and blue shirt sleeves, also chatted with a small child and autographed a picture. More at Politico