Biden Meets Coast Guard on Thanksgiving

President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Health Care — Feds, Military Top 90 Percent Vaccine Rate Cities Prepare Safety Plans Ahead of Major Holiday Crowds On The Money — Biden’s Big Plans for the Fed MORE and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenOvernight Defense & National Security – Biden officials consider more Ukraine aid Biden, Harris volunteer at DC nonprofit ahead of Thanksgiving The Hill’s 12:30 pm Report: Biden’s strategy to lower gas prices MORE met with members of the Coast Guard on Thursday during Thanksgiving in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

“What am I thankful for? I’m not kidding when I say I’m thankful for these guys,” Biden said, according to CBS News.

“Grateful to them and everyone – I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I’ve been all over the world, I’ve watched these people. I’ve watched them in the South China Sea, I’ve watched them in the Afghanistan and Iraq , look at them in South America – wherever they are. People wonder what America is? They look and they see them – that’s who they see. They don’t see us here. They see them. And they make me proud …’ the chairman continued.

The Bidens also held a virtual phone call with military personnel representing the six branches of the military, according to the White House.

“Servants and their families sacrifice so much to protect our freedoms and the freedom of others around the world. Although we can never fully repay the debt we owe these heroes, @FLOTUS and I called today to say how grateful we are for all they do,” Biden tweeted Thursday, including a photo of him and his wife speaking with the service staff.

The president and first lady also discussed the servitude of military personnel and their families in a pre-recorded message the president tweeted earlier on Thursday.

“As we celebrate together, many of those military families will be separated from their loved ones. Whether your spouse is deployed or you’ve settled on a different basis, the holidays just aren’t the same without the people and communities that make this holiday special. We are so grateful for your service,” said First Lady Jill Biden.

Earlier this week, the president and first lady also served meals to visit troops and their families at a “Friendsgiving” meal in Fort Bragg, NC.


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