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Easter Egg Roll
2003 Decorated State Eggs

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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Easter 2003
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 Remarks » Victoria Ann Hartel, 14-month-old daughter of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Hartel, looks to be having a bunny of a day April 21. Hartel is assigned to Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md. Children at the event » Accompanied by all sorts of story book characters, Lynne Cheney the host of the 2003 White House Easter Egg Roll, addresses the media on the South Lawn Monday, April 21, 2003. "But most of all, we are proud of all of you, the men and women who serve our country, who keep our country free," said Mrs. Cheney in her opening remarks welcoming U.S. military families to the event. Easter Photo Essay »

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Mrs. Cheney
Opening Remarks
Opening Remarks
Mrs. Cheney
Mrs. Cheney
An American Primer
Sec. Andrew Card
Secretary Andrew Card
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Sec. Don Evans
Secretary of Commerce Don Evans
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Sec. Mel Martinez
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Mel Martinez
The Little Red Rabbit that Wanted Red Wings
Rev. Kathleene Card
Rev. Kathleen Card
Guess How Much I Love You
Janet Wong
Janet Wong
Apple Pie 4th of July
Jane Dyer
Jane Dyer
The Little Brown Bear Won't Take a Nap!

Easter Egg Roll 2002
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Photographs and Essays

Easter Egg Roll Photo (2003)

Easter Egg Roll Photo (2002)

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Easter Egg Roll PhotoHoover

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Easter Egg Roll PhotoNixon

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Easter Egg Roll PhotoReagan

Illustration by Rania Hassan The White House Easter Egg Roll
Text by C.L. Arbelide
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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