President-elect Joe Biden and wife Jill thank frontline workers in Thanksgiving op-ed
- Joe and Jill Biden thanked frontline health care workers, educators and researchers
- They said they are letting go of traditions they cannot do safely
- Health experts have continued to ask the citizens to practice social distancing during the holiday season
President-elect Joe Biden along with his wife Jill Biden, penned a Thanksgiving op-ed on Thursday wishing everyone a happy holiday despite the difficulties due to the pandemic.
In the op-ed published in CNN, they thanked frontline health care workers, educators and researchers and said, "This year, our turkey will be smaller and the clatter of cooking a little quieter. There will be no family walks in the cold or playful bickering amongst the grandkids."
They added, "Like millions of Americans, we are temporarily letting go of the traditions we can't do safely. It is not a small sacrifice. These moments with our loved ones — time that's lost — can't be returned. Yet, we know it's the price of protecting each other and one we don't pay alone."
"Isolated in our own dining rooms and kitchens, scattered from coast to coast, we are healing together," the Bidens said.
Health experts across the US have continued to ask the citizens to practice social distancing during the holiday season as America sees a surge in the number of cases.
In a Thanksgiving address, Joe Biden said, "I know the country has grown weary of the fight, but we need to remember, we're at war with a virus, not with one another. Not with each other."
Further thanking the frontline worker, the Bidens said, "We are grateful for the American spirit of our people, who do not cower in the face of crisis and hardship but instead come together to lift up one another … Most of all, we are grateful for the faith and trust we have been given to continue serving this beautiful, brave, complicated nation as your future President and first lady."