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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
April 9, 2007
Mrs. Bush's Remarks at the 2007 White House Easter Egg Roll
9:08 A.M. EDT
MRS. BUSH: Thanks, everybody. Welcome to the White House. Welcome to the 2007 White House Easter Egg Roll. I want to acknowledge the members of Congress, the members of the President's Cabinet that are here. And I especially want to thank Miley Cyrus for singing the national anthem. Wasn't she terrific? (Applause.)
The Easter Egg Roll is one of the happiest traditions here at the White House, and I'm so glad you could join us. We have some very special activities planned, including, and of course, the famous Easter egg races and the Easter egg hunt. You'll see many special guests, like Miley, some of your favorite entertainers, athletes and characters, like Elmo and Shrek. You can meet your favorite animals, including, of course, the giant Easter bunny. And you'll hear some of your favorite stories read by very distinguished readers.
Thanks to all of the volunteers. There are more than 500 of you whose time, energy and creativity make this possible. I especially want to thank Sara Armstrong in the White House Visitor's Office for putting this great event together.
In Washington, we know spring has arrived when the White House lawn is filled with children for the Easter Egg Roll. So thank each one of the children for coming. Thank you for bringing an adult with you. Happy Easter. (Applause.)
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