Jill Biden, being the First Lady of the United States of America, was present at the State of the Union (SOTU) Address delivered by Joe Biden on March 1 at the US Capitol. She was there not only to support her husband but also to show sympathy to those in need, particularly the Ukrainian people.
Jill Biden wears blue in support of Ukraine
Jill Biden wore blue, one of the Ukrainian flag’s colors, with an embroidered appliqué of a sunflower, Ukraine’s national flower, sewed into the sleeve of her garment.
In a report by dailymail.co.uk, officials were not allowed to bring guests due to safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, at the State of the Union, it’s customary for the first lady to ask guests to sit in her box, with the president drawing attention to them throughout the speech.
Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and her sister-in-law Valerie Biden Owens sat next to Dr. Biden.
She also invited a Facebook whistleblower, the widow of a soldier who died after being exposed to a burn pit, Intel’s CEO, a community college student-parent, a middle school student, a nurse, a Native American tribe member, and a labor union member.
The White House chose each of these individuals because they exemplify policies or topics to be addressed by the President in his speech.
In Support of Ukraine
The focus of President Joe Biden’s speech was all about the crisis in Ukraine. In the middle of his speech, he presented Oksana Markarova, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States. She sat with First Lady Jill Biden and a small Ukrainian flag in her hand. With that emotional moment, everybody rose up to show sympathy and support to Ukraine.
Biden stated that the Ukrainians’ “fearlessness, their courage, their determination, literally inspire the world.”
On her Twitter account, Jill Biden posted her support to the Ukrainian people.