Biden spends Thanksgiving on Nantucket with household, calls in during parade coverage

President Joe Biden and first girl Jill Biden are spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket with different members of their prolonged household, as per their household’s custom.

The Bidens, alongside with their two-year-old grandson Beau, visited firefighters at a Nantucket Firehouse to thank them for his or her onerous work. They additionally will likely be calling army service members to thank them for his or her service.

Mr. Biden and the primary girl known as in NBC’s Dylan Dreyer whereas she was on air for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. Mr. Biden stated he was grateful for emergency responders.

The first girl stated they have been planning on having dinner after which taking a stroll on the seashore.

First Lady Jill Biden, left, walks with her grandson Beau Biden, and President Joe Biden, following a go to with firefighters on Thanksgiving Day on the Nantucket Fire Department in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022.

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The Bidens’ granddaughter Naomi, the daughter of Hunter Biden and ex-wife Kathleen Buhle, was married final week on the White House.

According to Jill Biden’s memoir “Where the Light Enters,” the Bidens started vacationing on Nantucket at Thanksgiving once they have been first courting. She wrote that Mr. Biden’s then-chief of employees steered Nantucket, and so they stayed in one of many cottages on the water.

“Nantucket Thanksgiving became our tradition for the next four decades,” Jill wrote. “With a few exceptions, we’ve made the trek every year since, creating rituations that would become a key part of our family along the way.”

In truth, the Bidens’ late son Beau Biden proposed to his spouse Hallie on the annual Nantucket tree lighting in 2001, and so they have been married at St. Mary’s Church in downtown Nantucket. 

Jill Biden wrote that the household skipped Nantucket in 2015, the primary Thanksgiving after Beau died. But she stated the next year, their grandchildren requested to return to Nantucket.

“Thanksgiving was Nantucket,” she wrote. “They missed the little shops, the ice cream parlor we always visited, the traditional Friday lunch. They wanted to watch the Christmas tree lighting and wander the cobblestone streets. They wanted to be together. To feel normal again.

According to Mr. Biden’s memoir, “Promise Me, Dad,” Nantucket is where Beau and younger son Hunter in 2014 told him to run for president. “‘Dad, you have to run,'” Mr. Biden wrote that Beau told him and he wrote that Hunter said “‘We need you to run.'”  

Mr. Biden opted not to run for president in 2016 due to Beau’s battle with brain cancer. Beau Biden died in May 2015

Mr. Biden has not yet said if he is running for president in 2024, telling “60 Minutes” in September that it is his “intention” to run again. ” “But it’s just an intention,” Mr. Biden stated. “But is it a firm decision that I run again? That remains to be seen.”

Former President Donald Trump, who Mr. Biden defeated in 2020, introduced final week that he could be operating for president in 2024

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