Biden brought pumpkin pies to firefighters on Thanksgiving Day
U.S. President Joe Biden brought pumpkin pies to Massachusetts firefighters on Thanksgiving Day as a token of his appreciation.
The president arrived at the firefighters who lined up outside the building to greet him.
Earlier in the day, Biden expressed his gratitude to firefighters and other emergency personnel when he and his wife, Jill, spoke by phone with the hosts of NBC’s broadcast of the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.
“I want to say thank you to the firefighters and police and emergency personnel. They never get a break to rest,” he said during the call.
The Bidens later spoke with representatives from all six branches of the U.S. military stationed in Europe, at sea, Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, the White House said.
“We remember them every day,” he said during the broadcast. – God bless our troops.”
During a brief chat with reporters, Biden expressed hope that the future House of Representatives, which will be controlled by Republicans, will continue to help Ukraine.
He also said his team was involved in negotiations to avoid a railroad workers’ strike in early December, which could lead to more disruptions in the economy.
After his visit, Biden returned to his home on Nantucket Island, where he is spending the holiday weekend with his family, including his son Hunter and his wife Melissa and daughter Ashley.
They are vacationing at the sprawling compound off Nantucket Harbor owned by David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, a private investment firm. Biden celebrated Thanksgiving at the home in 2021.
The Bidens have a more than 40-year tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving on an island in Massachusetts.