First lady Jill BidenJill BidenJill Biden redefines role of first lady Biden faces criticism over push to vaccinate teachers Overnight Health Care: Biden slams Texas, Mississippi for lifting coronavirus restrictions: 'Neanderthal thinking' | Senate panel splits along party lines on Becerra |Over 200K sign up for ACA plans during Biden special enrollment period MORE is thanking the National Guard stationed at the Capitol, who also protected it during President Biden's inauguration, with a batch of baked goods.

Biden made an unannounced stop at the Capitol Friday on her way back from a visit to Washington's Whitman-Walker Health center.

She presented some of the troops with a basket of chocolate chip cookies as a thank-you gift, according to a White House press pool report.


“The National Guard will always hold a special place in the hearts of all the Bidens," the first lady, sporting a face mask, told about two dozen service members.

The president's late son, Beau Biden, served in the Delaware National Guard.

About 25,000 National Guardsmen were deployed to Washington to assist with security ahead of Wednesday's presidential inauguration following the deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6.

During her stop, Biden was reportedly handed what appeared to be a challenge coin, before posing for group photos with the troops. The service members then uttered a "hooah" in salute.

Several lawmakers have been snapped delivering food and other goodies in recent days to the service members at the Capitol. Reps. Vicky HartzlerVicky Jo HartzlerJill Biden visits Capitol to thank National Guard Tim Ryan, Rosa DeLauro giving free coffee and donuts to National Guard stationed at Capitol Top Republican congressional aide resigns, rips GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden win MORE (R-Mo.) and Michael WaltzMichael WaltzTop Republican: 'Outrageous' to extend National Guard deployment at Capitol Bipartisan lawmakers call for Blinken to appoint special envoy for Venezuela Florida Republicans push Biden to implement Trump order on Venezuela MORE (R-Fla.) served up pizzas, while Reps. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanABC names new deputy political director, weekend White House correspondent Threats to lawmakers up 93.5 percent in last two months Tim Ryan: Prosecutors reviewing video of Capitol tours given by lawmakers before riot MORE (D-Ohio) and Rosa DeLauroRosa DeLauroHouse Democratic leaders back Shalanda Young for OMB after Tanden withdrawal Pro-Choice Caucus asks Biden to remove abortion fund restrictions from 2022 budget Key Democrat unveils plan to restore limited earmarks MORE (D-Conn.) offered free coffee and donuts.