President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden delivered a message of hope on Easter Sunday as they encouraged Americans to get vaccinated.
From our family to yours, we wish you health, hope, joy, and peace. Happy Easter, everyone! pic.twitter.com/3NHPrbFCVt
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 4, 2021
In a video posted to his Twitter account, the president said the White House echoes the sentiments of Pope Francis who described getting vaccinated as a moral obligation and stressed the importance of widespread inoculations to resuming traditional Holy Week activities in the future
“By getting vaccinated and encouraging your congregations and your communities to get vaccinated, we not only can beat this virus, we can also haste the day when we can celebrate the holidays together,” Biden said.
Vice President Kamala Harris also issued a video statement declaring there is “always reason for hope” amid the Easter holiday.
Happy Easter and happy spring to all! Today, we are celebrating hope and faith in renewal. Hope in the number of people vaccinated, children going back to school, and hugging your loved ones for the first time. Hope for a brighter tomorrow for us all. pic.twitter.com/5Fzfx8eKvJ
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 4, 2021
“Today, we are celebrating hope and our faith in renewal. Hope in the number of people now vaccinated, now safer from this virus,” she said. “Hope in the children who are going back to school for the first time in a year. Hope in the grandparents who are able to hug their grandchildren for the first time in a year. Hope for a brighter tomorrow for us all.”
Harris added she and the first lady were looking forward to resuming the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll in the future, as it was canceled for the second consecutive Easter this year due to the pandemic.