05/25/2015 12:07 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2015

Joe Biden Spends Memorial Day Taking Selfies, Calling Up Veterans

Vice President Joe Biden spent his Memorial Day kicking off the annual UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge, a six-day, 350-mile ride from Washington, D.C., to Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The event took place outside Biden's home in Washington.

Tweets from WUSA9 reporter Nikki Burdine showed Biden taking selfies and calling up veterans and their families to thank them for their service:

Ride 2 Recovery took to Instagram to thank Biden for showing his support:

A big thank you from Vice President Joe Biden. We're honored to have and appreciate your support!

A photo posted by R2R (@ride2recovery) on


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