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 Virginia military and their families:
Instead of going to Florida to play like a former, failed president, Biden speaks to members of the military and their families and says, "My message to you all is very simple. Thank you. Don't thank you for your service, just 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 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 back. My message to all of you is very simple. Many Thanks. Many Thanks. Not thank you for your service, just thank you for who you are. Because it's contagious. Thank you for choosing selfless service in your country. "
The previous president spent the first part of Memorial Day weekend in 2020 golfing. He didn't play golf himself on vacation as it was an election year, but he did spend Memorial Day himself holding two events to pay tribute to those who served but roamed over himself and COVID. It was even worse in 2019 when the former president railed about impeachment and completely ignored the victim of fallen heroes who served.
Having a president who cares for those who serve and treat the holiday that is the ultimate sacrifice for the country is a refreshing change.
President Biden may play golf later this weekend, but he has done something that has been missing in the past four years. Biden thanked the military and their families for their service in the country.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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