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Biden works at foodbank on Martin Luther King Day

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GagaJo Mon 18-Jan-21 21:50:38

Nice thing to do. Giving rather than taking.

President-elect Joe Biden has spent the Martin Luther King Day of Service volunteering alongside his family at the Philabundance food bank in South Philadelphia, while urging Americans across the country to participate in acts of community service.

Donning a baseball cap, face mask and sunglasses, the president-elect and his family was seen loading boxes of canned goods onto conveyer belts at the food bank, located less than 30 miles from his home in Wilmington, Delaware.

Jules48 Mon 18-Jan-21 21:53:32

Excellent news! Thank you for sharing this smile.

GagaJo Mon 18-Jan-21 21:54:53

I don't know much about him. But it bodes well.

Jane43 Mon 18-Jan-21 22:39:07

This is lovely to read as well.

President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will include a memorial honoring those who have died of COVID-19.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee told multiple media outlets Thursday that the ceremony will be held at the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool in Washington, D.C., the evening before Biden is sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2021.

It will be the “first-ever lighting around the reflecting pool to memorialize American lives lost,” the committee told The Associated Press.

Communities across the country are invited to join in the memorial event by lighting up buildings and ringing church bells at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 for a “national moment of unity and remembrance,” Axios reports.

The memorial will mark one of the few public remembrances of the more than 342,000 American lives lost to COVID-19 this year. CNN reported in October that there had been no communal mourning or national remembrance for coronavirus victims.

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GagaJo Mon 18-Jan-21 22:40:15

Another very positive sign.

Callistemon Mon 18-Jan-21 23:10:25


I don't know much about him. But it bodes well.

He was Vice-President to Obama for 8 years I think but during the Presidential campaign in 2008, from which Biden withdrew, all the attention was on Sarah Palin.

Jane43 Tue 19-Jan-21 01:42:09

He has been a senator since 1972 so is a very experienced politician, the complete antithesis of Trump.