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Easter Egg Roll
Mrs. Cheney hosted the 2003 White House Easter Egg Roll and was joined by U.S. military families from all branches. This year, the annual event honors active duty and reserve members of the military and their families. Mrs. Cheney kicked-off the official Easter Egg Roll and read to children from her book America: A Patriotic Primer.
Mrs. Cheney's Opening Remarks »
2003 Easter Egg Roll Photo Essay »
Children at the Event Photo Essay »
Easter Egg Roll Fact Sheet »
Mrs. Cheney

Easter 2003
President's Easter Message

President George W. Bush

Easter is the most important event of the Christian faith, when people around the world join together with family and friends to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the hope of life to come.
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2003 Decorated State Eggs

State Egg Collage

Local artists created the decorated eggs, which represent each state and the District of Columbia. The 2003 Easter Egg Collection continues the tradition that began in 1994 where each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for display. The collection is coordinated by the American Egg Board.
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History of the Easter Egg Roll

White House Curator Bill Allman Discusses History of the Egg Roll.

The story of the White House Easter Egg Roll, which begins at one end of Pennsylvania Avenue and continues at the other, is one of the oldest and most unique traditions in presidential history.
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Webcasts Throughout the Day

Mrs. Cheney

Read by Mrs. Cheney

Read by Sec. Andrew Card
Read by Sec. Don Evans

Read by Sec. Mel Martinez
Read by Rev. Kathleene Card

Read by author Janet Wong
Read by author Jane Dyer
Illustration by Rania Hassan The White House Easter Egg Roll
Text by C.L. Arbelbide
Illustrations by Barbara Leonard Gibson
Courtesy of the White House Historical Association

Monday after Easter; it’s egg-rolling day, the White House invites you to join in the play.

No matter who is President, each and every year, Egg-rolling day is full of fun and good cheer.
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Photographs and Essays

Easter Egg Roll Photo (2003)

Easter Egg Roll Photo (2002)

(1929 - 1969)
Easter Egg Roll PhotoHoover

(1969 - 1981)
Easter Egg Roll PhotoNixon

(1981 - 2001)
Easter Egg Roll PhotoReagan