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US Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving

23:21  25 november  2021
23:21  25 november  2021 Source:   msn.com

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President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer - to - normal Thanksgiving , the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions in many homes. In his first holiday message as president, Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden , said “As we give thanks for what we have, we also keep in our hearts those who we lost, and those who have lost so much. And those who have an empty seat at their kitchen table or their dining room table this year because of this virus or another cruel twist of fate or accident.

Close . I was pretty surprised he wished the Korean American community a Happy Chuseok before he wished any other Asian American community a Happy Mid Autumn Festival. Also nice to be recognized for once when Asian Americans much less Korean Americans are not even an Thank you Mr. President Biden (who soon will be) I appreciate your concern and heart warming greeting.

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions by millions of families — including his own.

President Joe Biden hands out a challenge coin as he speaks with members of the coast guard at the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © Provided by Associated Press President Joe Biden hands out a challenge coin as he speaks with members of the coast guard at the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

“As we give thanks for what we have, we also keep in our hearts those who have been lost and those who have lost so much,” the president said in a videotaped greeting recorded with first lady Jill Biden at the White House before their trip to Nantucket, Massachusetts, for the holiday.

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Wishing all a blessed and happy Thanksgiving . Today might be a good day to review selections from a previous Thanksgiving article, originally posted during the first Obama/ Biden administration altogether failing to mention the long and bloody history of conflict between and among Native American tribes that resulted in deaths, displacement, or slavery of millions of people. Conflicts between Native Americans and European settlers did not alone result in the deaths of millions, although diseases introduced by each group to the other group doubtless played a much larger role in

I’m just happy Biden giving us Asian- Americans some attention. So used to us being pushed into the background by mainstream society that I feel like this is a step in the right direction. And my mother confuses me even more because she's Taiwanese through my grandmother. Taiwan and China don't exactly get along but it doesn't bother my mother at all. She's happy to sing China's praises just like my father does. But she also has zero desire to move to China and often instead praises the suburb where I grew up.

On the island, the Bidens visited the Coast Guard station at Brant Point to meet virtually with U.S. servicemembers from around the world and personnel at the station. "I’m not joking when I say I’m thankful for these guys," the president said when asked what he was thankful for, referring to the Coast Guard members standing ramrod straight before him on the grounds as he departed.

People watch President Joe Biden's passing motorcade as he and first lady Jill Biden drive to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, where the they will greet members of the United States Coast Guard and have a virtual meeting with service members from around the world to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © Provided by Associated Press People watch President Joe Biden's passing motorcade as he and first lady Jill Biden drive to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, where the they will greet members of the United States Coast Guard and have a virtual meeting with service members from around the world to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Thanksgiving. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Reporters were kept out of the room for Biden's virtual remarks, apparently because of tight space in the building. Well-wishers waved and cheered as Biden's motorcade navigated the island's narrow paved and cobblestone streets to and from the Coast Guard compound.

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We at CRC wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving . As an expression of much of what we are thankful for, please enjoy President Ronald Reagan’s Thanksgiving Day address in 1985: Good morning, everyone. Good morning, everyone. You know, the Statue of Liberty and this wonderful holiday called Thanksgiving go together naturally because although as Americans we have many things for which to be thankful, none is more important than our liberty. Liberty: that quality of government, that brightness of mind and spirit for which the Pilgrim Fathers braved the seas and Americans for two centuries

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you, Thank you for being so special and close in my life. This day is celebrated all over the world to be grateful for the good things in your life. People wish and say thank you to each other for normal and humanity based things. Which Country celebrates Happy Thanksgiving Day with enthusiasm?

President Joe Biden speaks with members of the coast guard as he visits the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © Provided by Associated Press President Joe Biden speaks with members of the coast guard as he visits the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden, whose late son Beau was a major in the Delaware Army National Guard, said he has watched U.S. service members in action around the world, from the South China Sea and Iraq and Afghanistan to South America. He said when foreigners wonder what America is, “they don't see us here,” meaning civilians. “They see them,” he said of members of the Coast Guard and the other branches of the U.S. military. “It makes me proud.”

From Nantucket, the Bidens also called in to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, briefly bantering on air with NBC broadcaster Al Roker. Shut out a year ago, spectators again lined the route in Manhattan as some 8,000 participants joined the parade. Parade employees and volunteers had to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks.

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Happy Thanksgiving to my family. May this season of Thanksgiving bring peace and blessings to our home. May our year be fully loaded with enormous delights. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving , best friend. May you stumble upon the best things in life, all of which you deserve. I have failed to tell you guys how much I am grateful for having you on so many occasions.

US President Joe Biden has tried to calm fears regarding food shortages as the country gears up for the annual Thanksgiving festival. Supply chain issues, low. While most Americans today consider Thanksgiving a time for the family to gather around a feast and be thankful for the year that had passed and be hopeful for the year to come, the true history of the festival is dark and a reminder of genocide that Native Americans suffered at the hands of English and other European settlers.

President Joe Biden speaks with members of the coast guard as he visits the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © Provided by Associated Press President Joe Biden speaks with members of the coast guard as he visits the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden and his wife started spending Thanksgiving in Nantucket since before they were married in 1977 because they were looking for a way out of choosing whose family to spend it with. They did not visit in 2015 following Beau's death earlier that year from brain cancer at age 46, or in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic put the kibosh on large family gatherings.

President Joe Biden speaks with members of the coast guard as he visits the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © Provided by Associated Press President Joe Biden speaks with members of the coast guard as he visits the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden instead dined at home in Delaware last year with just his wife, daughter Ashley and her husband.

But this year, the president joined the millions of Americans who are celebrating the holiday with big groups of loved ones. Biden's entire family flew up with him Tuesday night on Air Force One to resume the Thanksgiving tradition: his wife; son Hunter and his wife, Melissa and their toddler son Beau; daughter Ashley; and grandchildren Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie and young Hunter, as well as Naomi's fiance, Peter Neal.

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Naomi Biden and her fiance rode bicycles along on a local path just before her grandfather's SUV departed the secluded home where the family is staying. The home belongs to David Rubenstein, a billionaire philanthropist and co-founder of the Carlyle Group private equity firm.

Biden's visit, his first as president, is markedly different from his previous holidays here when he was a U.S. senator and later vice president. Then, he might have been seen walking around downtown.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are greeted before boarding Air Force one at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, en route to Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) © Provided by Associated Press President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are greeted before boarding Air Force one at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, en route to Nantucket, Mass. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden lost much of his freedom to move around on his own when he became president and now travels with a large group of security personnel, White House and other officials, and journalists. His every public move is closely watched by the U.S. Secret Service and other law enforcement.

Jill Biden was heard telling the Coast Guard members she would see them again Friday night at Nantucket's annual Christmas tree lighting, another Biden tradition.

“We're all going together,” she said of her family. The tree lighting ceremony is where Beau Biden proposed to his wife, Hallie, in 2001. They were wed on the island the following year.

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Biden is expected to return to the White House on Sunday.

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Associated Press writer Calvin Woodward in Washington contributed to this report.

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