Our bellies are full from Thanksgiving, but delicious food isn’t what we are most thankful for! It’s no coincidence that United States President Barack Obama declared this week to be National Family Week; seven days to celebrate and be thankful for the comfort, support, and unconditional love we share with our families during Thanksgiving, and every day.
Here are some photos of the first family doing what they do best – being together! Why not do the same this weekend by spending some time with your family, whether in-person, on the phone, or over video chat (isn’t technology just amazing!)? And enjoy those leftovers!
Read more about National Family Week: https://goo.gl/9KVwEc
"This visit has been a celebration of the values that we share. We, as a peoples, are committed to the principles of equality and opportunity -- the idea that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can make it if you try, no matter what the circumstances of your birth, in both of our countries."
We'll round up this week of US-Canada Official Visit retrospectives with a quote from President Obama from the one that just happened. As he and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both said in all their joint appearances yesterday, our two countries are extremely lucky to share a continent with each other -- or, to borrow a quote from another young President 55 years ago, "What unites us is far greater than what divides us."
We've gathered all the stories from the Official Visit at http://ca.usembassy.gov/tag/official-visit/, and we've gathered a couple of pictures, too....including one of United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and his wife, Vicki, arriving in style at the State Dinner!