US service members serving traditional Thanksgiving meals in Kuwait, South Korea, Germany and other countries
President Biden thanked American service members in his Thanksgiving Day announcement on Wednesday and remembered those who lost their lives while serving their country.
“You know, as we gather again, our tables and our hearts are filled with grace and gratitude to all those we love,” the president said in a video message with First Lady Jill Biden. ” “And as Commander-in-Chief, I am especially grateful to our service members and their families for their sacrifices for our country.”
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The First Lady noted that many military families would not be able to celebrate the holiday together and expressed her gratitude for her service to America.
“When we celebrate together, many of those military families will be separated from those loved ones,” Jill Biden said. “Whether your spouse is stationed or you have settled on yet another basis, the holidays are not the same without the people and communities that make this holiday special. We are so grateful for your service.”
Here’s a glimpse of what Thanksgiving looks like for soldiers celebrating overseas this year: