The First Family celebrated Thanksgiving with a traditional menu in Nantucket where the President and First Lady welcomed family members to their $30 million after watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The family settled into the dining room after President Joe Biden and first lady Jill spent their morning watching the Macy’s parade on TV and phoning in to NBC’s Today show before heading out to thank the troops and tweeting a video message to the public.
They were served a Thanksgiving meal of thyme-roasted turkey with sides of ‘Grandmom Jacobs’ savory stuffing,’ classic turkey gravy, roasted kitchen garden fall vegetables; sweet potatoes, kale and button mushrooms, and cranberry relish, the White House said Thursday.
Jill has passed on her family’s recipe for savory stuffing to Grandmom Jacobs, which she shared with the community.
After dinner there were a range of desserts, such as apple pie, pumpkin, coconut cream pie and chocolate chip. He is well-known for his love of ice cream. He previously revealed that chocolate chip was his favourite flavor.
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden hosted their daughter Ashley, Joe’s son Hunter and his wife Melissa, grandkids Beau Jr., Naomi, Finnegan and Maisy, Naomi’s fiancé Peter Neal, and Natalie and Hunter Jr. – Biden’s grandchildren from his deceased son Beau.
David Rubenstein’s $20 Million Retreat is where the family will be staying. This move has drawn ire from Americans who are often struggling to afford Thanksgiving dinners due to rising inflation.
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Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States, and President Biden called the Today Show on Thursday to chat with Al Roker. Al Roker was covering the Macy’s parade. He said that after two years America was back and there is nothing America can’t overcome. Al Roker, Al, thanks for being part of this, pal. “You’re always up and always rooting for me,” said the President. Jill is wearing $495 Chloe sneakers
Exclusive photograph of Joe Biden and Jill Biden staying at their home for Thanksgiving
While on a visit to the US Coast Guard Station in Brant Point, First Lady Jill Biden made virtual calls with military personnel around the globe. The units they spoke to were Army: 194th Armored Regiment – Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Marine Corps: 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit – at sea on the Arabian Gulf Navy: USS Milius (DDG-69) – at sea on the East China Sea Air Force: 837th Training Squadron, Inter-American Air Forces Academy – Lackland Air Force Base, Texas Space Force: 18th Space Control Squadron – Vandenberg Space Force Base, California Coast Guard: Air Station Kodiak – Kodiak, Alaska
They were taken to US Coast Guard Station Brant Point, Nantucket. There they made virtual calls with soldiers around the globe and had a meeting with Coast Guard personnel.
The President Biden meets Coast Guard members at US Coast Guard Station Brant Point, Nantucket.
Joe Biden, President, passes a Challenge Coin to an American Coast Guard member at United States Coast Guard Station BrantPoint in Nantucket. This was after virtually meeting service personnel around the globe to say thank you for their service, and to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving.
Biden made a joke with Coast Guard members, and presented them with challenge coins bearing the Presidential insignia.
Jill donned her mask, while the President and coast guard members didn’t. They were taking photos.
Jill Biden, the First Lady, waves as President Joe Biden drives to Brant Point, USA Coast Guard Station in Nantucket Mass. on Thursday November 25, 2021. Here they will be greeting Coast Guard members and having a virtual meeting from the United States Coast Guard Station. They’ll also thank service personnel from all over the globe for their service.
Joe and Jill were pictured snuggled in a living area on the compound, calling into the Today Show on NBC. The broadcast was from Manhattan’s Macy’s Parade. Al Roker interviewed them and they gushed over the American spirit that never gives up.
They then released a touching video via Twitter in which they thanked the troops and shared their condolences with COVID families.
Kamala Harris Vice President, and Doug Emhoff Second Gentleman also called military personnel to send a picture of them to Twitter.
“Our military personnel and their families all over the globe go beyond what is expected to protect and defend our country. We are grateful for their service. Harris sent a tweet on Thursday, “@SecondGentleman & I made calls today at our service personnel to express our gratitude,” Harris wrote.
After making calls, the Biden’s headed to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point on Nantucket.
After having virtual talks with troops all over the world, President Biden spoke to some who were present in person.
Following the call, about twenty-four Coast Guard members are stationed at Base.
President gave out challenge coins, which were also given by the military aide.
Jill Biden made a joke about not having coins as she was just shaking hands with servicemen. The two spent several moments talking to Coast Guard officers and then posing for photographs.
Biden stated that he is grateful for all servicemen and pointed out how many times he met troops throughout his 40-years of politics.
Naomi Biden (second from left) and Peter Neal (right), stop at Nantucket on Thursday, November 25, 2021 for President Joe Biden & first lady Jill Biden.
Naomi Biden, her new fiancé Peter Neal and their bikes were on one the trails at the compound prior to Thanksgiving.
November 25, 2021 Naomi Biden, her finance team and a Rubenstein compound secret agent for the Secret Service on Bikes
Naomi and her fiance were quickly out the door on Thursday. They rode their bikes to the Secret Service, and they flew away.
‘I’m not joking when I say I’m thankful for these guys – I’m thankful for them, and everybody, I mean it from the bottom of my heart,’ the president said when asked what he’s thankful for.
He said, “I have seen them in South China Sea. I have also watched them in Afghanistan and Iraq. I have seen them in South America.
“Look, and they will be there. They see that. They see us elsewhere. They do see us. This makes me proud,” he stated.
During their meeting with military personnel, the Bidens spoke to each of six branches of the military: Army, Marine Corps Navy, Air Force Space Force, Coast Guard, Air Force, Space Force, Space Force.
“While we thank God for everything we have, our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are suffering. And to those who lost their seat in the kitchen or at the dining room table due to this cruel twist or accident or virus. “We pray for them,” the President stated.
He continued, “As we gather again, our tables are full of grace, and our hearts are full with gratitude for all who we love. As Commander in Chief, we’re especially thankful to our military personnel and their families for the sacrifices they have made for our country.”
Joe Biden, President, walks with the Coast Guard Station Brant Point of Nantucket in Massachusetts to greet the members. This was Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.
The passing carcade of President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and their driver to Nantucket Coast Guard Station BrantPoint in Nantucket on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 is captured by many.
As President Joe Biden drives to Nantucket’s Coast Guard Station Brant point in Nantucket on Thursday November 25, 2021 with first lady Jill Biden, people watch. Here they will be greeting Coast Guard members and having a virtual meeting to express gratitude and to wish them happy Thanksgiving.
Swimming enthusiasts cheer on the US Presidential Motorcade that carries Joe Biden, President of the United States, and First Lady Jill Biden as it passes through Nantucket (Massachusetts) on November 25, 2021
People observe as Joe Biden (US President) visits the US Coast Guard Station Brant Point, Nantucket Massachusetts. This was November 25, 2021.
A window shows people waving at Joe Biden’s motorcade as they visit military servicemen on Thanksgiving Day. This was taken in Nantucket, Massachusetts. U.S., November 25, 20,21.
Joe and Jill Biden released another Thanksgiving video in which they expressed gratitude for being reunited after COVID.
A 13-acre parcel owned by David Rubenstein (billionaire Carlyle group founder) on Nantucket Harbor, is valued at around $20 million
Biden will stay in David Rubenstein’s house (pictured November 21st with Nancy Pelosi). Biden had stayed with his family on Thanksgiving holiday previous years.
Hunter was holding his son while they embarked Air Force One
Jill, First Lady of the United States stated that she is grateful for all the little moments offered by the holidays.
“After last year’s separation, we now have an appreciation for the little things that happen. The music of laughter, in a full, warm kitchen. A thump from small feet making large sounds. Our dining room table was crowded with faces, all glowing in candlelight.
Back at the compound, Naomi Biden – their granddaughter – was pictured with her fiance, Peter Neal, squeezing in a pre-meal workout.
While on vacation on Nantucket’s bike trails, the couple, who were engaged in September, was seen out of the family compound that the Bidens are staying at.
The motorcade was moving along its route to the event and they waved. Jill Biden waved back from her presidential vehicle called the Beast.
Peter, Naomi, and other Biden grandsons travelled together to Nantucket aboard Air Force One. Naomi took Charlie, her dog with her to the flight.
They haven’t publicly disclosed their wedding date, and neither has the White House.
VIDEO MESSAGE FROM BIDEN ON THANKSGIVING
Joe: Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Although Thanksgiving is always an important time in America, this year the blessings have a greater meaning.
Jill, We are now better able to enjoy the little things that can’t be planned or duplicated. A warm and full kitchen is the music of laughter. A thump from small feet making large sounds. A circle of faces formed around the dining table in candlelight.
Joe: We gather again to share our gratitude and grace for those we love. As Commander-in-Chief, we are especially thankful to the sacrifices of our military personnel and their families.
Jill, While we are celebrating together, many members of military families will be away from loved ones. Whether your spouse is deployed or you’ve settled into yet another base, the holidays just aren’t the same without the people and communities that make this holiday special. Your service is greatly appreciated.
Joe: While we are thankful for all that we have, let us remember those we’ve lost or those we love. And those who have an empty seat at their kitchen table or dining room table this year because of this virus or cruel twist of fate or accident. We offer our prayers for their safety.
Jill: Joe and I traveled this year with Joe. We have been inspired and seen so many things. The unbreakable bonds that unite all of us. The unbreakable threads that unite us all are family and faith as well kindness and compassion. It is a love of the country we call home.
Joe, You are so proud to be your First Lady and President. Also, from my family to yours, happy Thanksgiving. God bless you May God grant protection to troops and families.