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[WH Pool] Travel pool report #5 — brief remarks/// coast guard station

From: Zolan Kanno-Youngs
Date: November 25, 2021 at 12:05:37 PM EST
To: Wranglers
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [WH Pool] Travel pool report #5 brief remarks/// coast guard station

At about 11:44 am, roughly two dozen uniformed members of the coast guard lined up outside the station. At about 11:52 am, the First Lady and the president exited the station and approached the uniformed members.
As she approached, Dr. Biden could be heard saying hi to the service members. The president then walked over and was heard telling the Coast Guard happy thanksgiving.
The president could be seen handing challenge coins to each of the uniformed members. At one point, the first lady joked that she didnt have any coins to give as she shook hands with one sailor. Both the president and First Lady then greeted and shook the hands of each member of the coast guard lined up.
The First Lady told the coast guard members that they would be going to the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Nantucket tomorrow.
As they walked away, the president stopped to answer a shouted question of what he was thankful for.
Im not joking when I say Im thankful for these guys, the president said, noting that he had seen the coast guard work across the world, including the South China Sea.
Full remarks to come.
Zolan Kanno-Youngs
The New York Times
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