On Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden visited a Washington DC community kitchen.
In the DC Central Kitchen, First Lady Jill Biden was joined by Second Mr Douglas Emhoff.
After being greeted and helped to pack their Thanksgiving meals, the couples were able to help with packing. The president served turkey, while the first lady served sweet potatoes.
Biden did not respond to one question asking him about what he is grateful for. He said, “The people that I live next to are what i am grateful for.”
Biden and his wife celebrated “Friendsgiving”, on Monday, with Fort Bragg members and their families.
Their visit was part the “joining force initiative,” which is a White House effort that supports military personnel, their families, and veterans. In 2021, Jill Biden (now First Lady Michelle Obama) started the initiative.
During comments the Bidens expressed their gratitude to the service members. The president said, “I know what it’s like to have someone else sit at the table during a vacation.”
The first pair served food to approximately 250 guests, including elected officials and military personnel, as well as the families of deployed soldiers.
On Tuesday evening, they traveled to Nantucket (Massachusetts) where they will spend Thanksgiving together with their families. They will be returning to DC on Sunday.
With Christmas near, the White House has begun to feel the festive spirit. On Monday, the first lady was presented with the official Christmas tree 2021. It arrived by carriage and horse.
The Fraser spruce is an 18-and a half foot Fraser spruce, which was purchased from Peak Farms in Jefferson, North Carolina. The White House is covered every year with a new tree each year after the delivery.
The oval Blue Room in the White House will feature the tree.