Biden's Thanksgiving Traditions: Pardoning Turkeys and Spreading Gratitude

President Joe Biden is set to uphold a Thanksgiving family tradition this week in Massachusetts. Continuing the practice from previous years, Biden plans to enjoy his Thanksgiving turkey with family on Nantucket.

President Joe Biden

Recalling the Biden family's Nantucket visit last Thanksgiving, the president and first lady engaged in local support by shopping at small businesses for Small Business Saturday. They also participated in a Christmas tree lighting event and expressed gratitude to local firefighters with pies.

As part of the annual White House ceremony on Monday, Biden will pardon two turkeys named "Liberty" and "Bell."

In a heartwarming gesture on Sunday, the president and first lady hosted an early Thanksgiving meal for hundreds of service members from the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS Gerald R. Ford at the Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. This station holds the distinction of being the largest of its kind globally. The event was extended to include not only the service members but also their families.

Biden's commitment to Thanksgiving traditions and his expressions of gratitude to both local communities and military personnel underscore the importance of unity and appreciation during the holiday season.