President and First Lady Biden spend the Friday leading up to Memorial Day thanking military families, which is different from the last four years.
Clip of President Biden thanking members of the military and their families in Virginia:
Instead of going to Florida to play golf like a certain former failed president, Biden speaks to members of the military and their families and says, “My message to all of you is very simple. Thank you thank you for who you are. “Pic.twitter.com/tMWENyH5X5
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President Biden said, “You do so much and ask so little. You know, our experience is only a fraction of what so many of you and your families have been through. Like Britney and her children, you are the best America has to offer. Her heart, her honor, her solid steel backbone. My message to all of you is very simple. Many Thanks. Many Thanks. Thank you not for your service, just for who you are. Because it’s contagious. Thank you for choosing selfless service for your country. “
The previous president spent the first part of Memorial Day weekend in 2020 golfing. He didn’t play golf on the holiday itself as it was an election year, but he spent Memorial Day itself with two events to pay tribute to those who served, instead babbling about himself and COVID. It was worse in 2019 when the former president railed about impeachment and completely ignored the victim of fallen heroes who had served.
A president who cares for those who serve and treats the holiday that is the ultimate sacrifice for the country seriously and with respect is a refreshing change of pace.
President Biden can play golf later this weekend, but he has done something that has been missing in the past four years. Biden thanked members of the military and their families for their service to the country.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Director, White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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