November 11th, 2010
06:01 AM ET
Washington (CNN) – Some 200 service men and women stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany were greeted by a surprise server at a Veterans Day meal Thursday – first lady Michelle Obama.
"We are so grateful to all of you," she told the troops and their families. "Not just our service men and women, but their kids, wives, husbands and parents."
The first lady also visited wounded troops recovering at nearby Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
Obama also met with her German counterpart Bettina Wulff, during her brief time in Germany. She made the stop as she headed home ahead of her husband from a trip to Asia.