President Biden calls for unity in Thanksgiving Day address

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By Carina

 President Biden, speaking during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, urged Americans to unify and rise above political divisions.

Addressing NBC’s Al Roker, Biden emphasized the nation’s greatness and the need to resolve problems together.

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Biden urges unity, focus on national greatness in Thanksgiving address

“On this Thanksgiving, Al, we have to come together,” Biden told NBC’s Al Roker.. “We can have different political views, but we have one view.”

“The one view is that we’re the finest, greatest nation in the world. We should focus on that.”

Biden calls for unity and decency in Thanksgiving message

Biden’s message centered on fostering national unity and treating each other with decency, reflecting what he believes is the majority’s sentiment.

He made these comments while on vacation in Nantucket, Massachusetts, a traditional Thanksgiving destination for him and First Lady Jill Biden.

First Lady expresses gratitude to ‘service members’ in Thanksgiving message

The President and the First Lady also extended their gratitude to service members across all military branches, expressing their appreciation for the sacrifices made to protect freedom.

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Biden acknowledges public servants, troops in Thanksgiving Address

“We have to remind ourselves how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on the face of the earth.”

Biden reiterated during his conversation with Roker, acknowledging the contributions of firefighters, police officers, first responders, and troops, including those stationed overseas.

Bidens deliver pumpkin pies to Nantucket Fire Department

On a visit to the Nantucket Fire Department, the Bidens carried in pumpkin pies, symbolizing their thanks.

Biden also engaged with a firefighter and examined a fire truck, according to pool reports.

Biden discusses Israel-Hamas ceasefire during Thanksgiving events

Amidst these Thanksgiving activities, Biden briefly addressed reporters on a developing international issue – a pending short-term truce in the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants.

According to Qatari negotiators, the ceasefire was set to start on Friday. It includes the release of 50 hostages, among them three Americans.

Biden hopes for American girl’s safe return in Israel-Hamas truce

When questioned about the truce, Biden expressed hope, particularly for the safe return of a 3-year-old American girl, but refrained from further comment until the agreement’s finalization.

“I’m keeping my fingers crossed” about the girl’s return, he stated, choosing to withhold details until the deal’s completion.

Biden ends Thanksgiving message with emphasis on national unity

Biden’s call during the parade and subsequent actions during his Thanksgiving vacation highlighted his focus on national unity, gratitude to service members, and attentiveness to international affairs.

His message at the parade and interactions in Nantucket were symbolic of his administration’s commitment to bringing the nation together and recognizing the service and sacrifices of many Americans.

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