President Biden Hosts Friendsgiving at Naval Station Norfolk

President Biden came to Naval Station Norfolk over the weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving with a Friendsgiving.

The event in HM-15 Hangar was the perfect place for a Friendsgiving dinner. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden welcomed around 400 people, including service members and their families, at the event.

On Nov. 19, the president and first lady traveled to Norfolk to host an event to honor those in the military and their families. The president gave some remarks before putting on an apron and becoming the “server in chief” as he distributed plates among those in attendance.

Biden began his opening remarks reminding those gathered that they were an essential part of the country. 

“Believe it or not — and this is not hyperbole — you are the spine, the backbone of the nation,” Biden said. “… true obligation we have is to prepare those we send into harm’s way. We need to care for their families when they come home, and make sure no one is forgotten.” 

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