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President Biden He thanked immigrants and frontline workers who took care of Americans’ basic needs during the epidemic and commemorated US troops who lost their lives Benefit Memory Day Declaration.
The president made the announcement Wednesday amid the largest increase in Thanksgiving dinners the country has seen in three decades.
Biden Has been written Thanksgiving gives Americans “time to reflect on our many blessings.” Especially “during challenging times.”
“That’s why George Washington declared Thanksgiving Day for his troops in Valley Forge as they passed that dark winter,” Biden declared. “That’s why in the midst of the Civil War – in announcing the Thanksgiving holiday we celebrate today – Abraham Lincoln urged us to remember our ‘vain fields and healthy skies.’
“We are also grateful to those who helped us overcome this hardship last year, when the pilgrims were able to celebrate the first harvest of Wampanoag’s generosity and support 400 years ago,” he continued.
The president thanked “agricultural workers and frontline workers, many of whom are migrants,” for their work, “grocery stores” and “keeping our cities and towns clean and safe.”
Biden thanked the teachers and parents who returned to the classroom “who carried their families through this challenging time, who helped their children navigate this difficult chapter in our nation’s history.”
Additionally, Biden thanked health workers, scientists and military service members who developed the vaccine, “working to vaccinate our nation.”
First Lady Jill Biden joined the president in a video message to Americans on Thanksgiving Day.
“It’s always a special time in America, but this year, the blessings of Thanksgiving are especially meaningful,” Biden said.
“You know, we get together again, our table and our hearts are filled with grace and gratitude for all we love,” the president continued. “As Commander-in-Chief, I am especially grateful to our service members and their families for their sacrifice to our country.”
The First Lady noted that many military families would not be able to celebrate the holiday together, and expressed gratitude for their service to America.
The Americans “thank us for what we have, for the sake of COVID-19” or another brutal turn of fate or accident, “the President said.
Thanksgiving 2021 has seen the biggest cost increase for US consumers in 31 years, costing Americans an average of 14% more this year.
One of the main drivers of cost increases is the rising inflation faced by Americans and the ongoing shortage of workers.
Supply chain issues have increased fuel costs on the shelves of bare grocery stores and across the nation.