US President Joe Biden delivered a short speech from the White House on Easter Monday, alongside a masked Easter Bunny.
The annual White House Easter Egg Roll did not take place for the second consecutive year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the US president marked the holiday with an address, alongside the First Lady and Biden’s military aide, Air Force Lt. Col. Brandon Westling, playing a masked Easter Bunny.
“Easter’s a day of joy when we celebrate resurrection and renewal. But this year, we know many are still going without the familiar comforts of the season. The virus is not gone, and the second year in a row most will be apart from their families, their friends in a full congregation that fill us with so much joy,” said Biden.
“We will rebuild our nation, we will reengage and reimagine what we can be. We’ll remember that with faith, hope, and love, anything is possible. And we’ll look forward to next year when the White House will ring with joy the season once again, and there’ll be an Easter Egg Roll, God willing,” he added.
The Bidens sent thousands of commemorative Easter Egg Roll eggs to vaccination centres and local hospitals.