Biden meets with the Coast Guard on Thanksgiving.
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“What am I thankful for? I’m not kidding when I say I’m thankful for these guys,” Biden said.
“Thankful for them and everyone, I say this from the bottom of my heart. I have been all over the world, I have observed these people. I have observed them in the South China Sea, I have seen them in Afghanistan and Iraq, I have observed them in South America, wherever they are. People wonder what the United States is. They look and see them, that’s what they see. They don’t see us here. They see them. And they make me proud … “continued the president.
The Bidens also held a virtual call with service members representing the six branches of the military, according to the White House.
“Service members and their families sacrifice a lot to protect our freedoms and the freedom of others around the world. While we will never be able to fully repay the debt we owe to these heroes, @FLOTUS and I called today to say how grateful we are for all that you do, ”Biden tweeted Thursday, including a photo of him and his wife speaking with service members.
The president and first lady also referred to the service of the military and their families in a prerecorded message tweeted by the president 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 have settled on another base, the holidays are not the same without the people and communities that make these holidays special. We are very grateful for their service, ”said First Lady Jill Biden.