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President Biden, first lady visit Joint Base Langley-Eustis Friday

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Posted at 6:31 PM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 23:04:58-04

HAMPTON, Va. - President Joe Biden made his way back to Hampton Roads on Friday.

He and First Lady Jill Biden visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton on May 28.

Gov. Northam joined the Bidens at the installation while he recognized service members supporting efforts in Afghanistan.

Dr. Jill Biden extended her gratitude to the military spouses for the sacrifices they make.

"You may not wear a uniform, but military families are as critical to our national defense as a rudder is to a ship," said Jill Biden.

Ahead of Memorial Day, the first family gave tribute to military members and veterans while acknowledging that more can be done to help service members and their families.

"The issues you and your family are facing— we need to know how we can support you better," said the President.

The President spoke about the service of his son Hunter and his late son Beau while lauding military members as "part of greatest fighting force of the history of the world," calling them the spine of America.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria and her husband, who are both Navy veterans, joined the Bidens to meet with service members and their families.

Earlier in the day, Biden was with Northam in Alexandria. Biden delivered remarks to celebrate the significant progress Virginia has made in the fight against COVID-19. You can view the event in the player above.

The President stopped in the Tidewater area earlier this month as part of his "Getting America Back on Track" tour, during which he visited Yorktown Elementary School to highlight how their American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan will benefit schools. He also visited Portsmouth to visit an HVAC workshop at Tidewater Community College.

“For too long, we’ve had an economy that gives every break in the world to the folks who need it the least,” President Biden said during his earlier visit.

Biden’s plan would invest billions of dollars in nutrition assistance for children.

“They’re all our children,” said Biden. “They are the kite strings that literally lift our national ambitions along, so we got to invest in them, invest in our children to invest in the future.”