First Lady. Jill Biden Surprises National Guard With Fresh-Baked Cookies .
First Lady Jill Biden made a surprise trip to visit the National Guard troops stationed at the US Capitol on Friday so she could deliver them cookies made from the White House.
The stop was not on Dr Biden’s official schedule, but it was made in an effort to show her gratitude towards the troops for protecting Washington DC around Inauguration Day, specifically after reports surfaced of some members being forced to sleep in a parking garage.
“I just wanted to come today to say thank you to all of you for keeping me and my family safe. I know that you left your homestates,” she said on Friday afternoon when addressing troops stationed outside the US Capitol.
“Our son Beau was Delaware Army National Guard,” she continued. “He served for a year in Iraq from 2008 to 2009. So I’m a National Guard mom and when I saw … all that you’ve done and you left your home states and you’ve come here … I just wanted to say thanks from President Biden and my entire family.”
While she addressed the troops, Dr Biden was holding a basket of chocolate chip cookies, which were baked as a “small thank you” to the members who’ve worked to protect Washington DC in recent weeks.
“The White House baked you some chocolate chip cookies,” Dr Biden said. “I can’t say that I’ve baked them all myself,” she added with a laugh.
“So I wanted to give you each a cookie just as a small thank you for your service and your families’ service … I truly appreciate all that you do. The National Guard always holds a special place in the hearts of all the Bidens. So thank you,” her speech concluded.