In remarks celebrating the resumption of holiday traditions in many homes, President Joe Biden wished Americans a joyful and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak.
“As we give thanks for what we have, we also carry in our minds those who have been lost and those who have lost so much,” the president said in a video greeting taped at the White House with first wife Jill Biden ahead of their holiday weekend trip to Nantucket, Massachusetts.
The Bidens also called in to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from Nantucket, momentarily joking around with NBC’s Al Roker. After being shut out a year ago, onlookers lined the road once more as 8,000 people joined the procession and marching bands from all over the country performed. Employees and volunteers in the parade have to be COVID-19-vaccinated and wear masks.
As the Bidens arrived by motorcade to the Coast Guard station at Brant Point to meet remotely with US servicemembers from around the world and thank them for their service, well-wishers waved and cheered.
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