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VIDEO: Biden’s Thanksgiving handle |

VIDEO: Biden’s Thanksgiving handle |

The president and first girl Jill Biden launched their greeting Thursday in a video recorded earlier than their journey to Nantucket, Massachusetts, for the vacation weekend.

NANTUCKET, Mass. — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Individuals a contented and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated within the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of vacation traditions in lots of houses.

“As we give thanks for what we now have, we additionally hold in our hearts those that have been misplaced and people who have misplaced a lot,” the president mentioned in a video greeting recorded with first girl Jill Biden on the White Home earlier than their journey to Nantucket, Massachusetts, for the vacation weekend.

On Nantucket, the Bidens visited the Coast Guard station at Brant Level to fulfill just about with U.S. servicemembers from world wide and chat with personnel on the station. “I am grateful for these guys,” the president mentioned when requested what he was grateful for, referring to the Coast Guard members standing ramrod straight in entrance of him on the grounds.

“As commander in chief, I am particularly grateful to our servicemembers and their households for his or her sacrifices to our nation,” he mentioned within the video.

The press was not allowed inside to witness his remarks to servicemembers overseas. Properly-wishers waved and cheered because the Bidens traveled by motorcade to the Coast Guard station. 

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From Nantucket, the Bidens additionally referred to as in to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, briefly bantering with NBC broadcaster Al Roker. Shut out a 12 months in the past, spectators once more lined the route as some 8,000 members joined the parade and marching bands from across the nation performed. Parade workers and volunteers needed to be vaccinated towards COVID-19 and put on masks.

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