While the right was tweeting bad limericks, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden stopped by the US Coast Guard Station Brant Point on Thursday to meet with US troops stationed there, as well as troops around the world virtually as they expressed their gratitude on the Thanksgiving holiday.
After about an hour inside the Coast Guard station, the Bidens walked outside to greet about 20 service members in uniform, the President wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving, handing out challenge coins, and posing for a group photo. “I’m not joking when I say I’m thankful for these guys, thankful to them, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart,” President Biden said. “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 Afghanistan and Iraq, watched them in South America. Wherever they are, people wonder what America is, they look and they see them … And that makes me proud.”
The Bidens also participated in a video call with US troops deployed abroad during their visit upon their arrival to virtually meet with service members from around the world to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Thanksgiving. The service members meeting the President and the First Lady represent the six branches of the military (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard).
From the Biden family to yours – Happy Thanksgiving. pic.twitter.com/r0mhQtQS69
— President Biden (@POTUS) November 25, 2021
Earlier on Thursday, the Bidens released a pre-recorded Thanksgiving message to the American people expressing their gratitude this year.
“This year, the blessings of Thanksgiving are especially meaningful,” the President said. The First Lady added, “After being apart last year, we have a new appreciation for those little moments we can’t plan or replicate.”
Guess who's saying Thanks to US Service members this fine #Thanksgiving2021!?
— The Calitaliano Kid 😎🌴✊🏽🌈🌊 #VoteBlue2022 (@moved2italy) November 25, 2021
The two also called into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, telling NBC host Al Roker, “America is back. There’s nothing we’re unable to overcome.”
— Meghan Hays (@MegHays46) November 25, 2021