The White House Historical Association (WHHA) Official 2021 White House Ornament commemorates President Lyndon Johnson’s time in the White House and features the 1967 White House Christmas card and the Johnson's Blue Room Christmas tree taken from a painting by Robert H. Laessig, a designer for American Greetings.
“Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man.” is featured on the back of the ornament. President Johnson spoke these words to a joint session of Congress on March 15, 1965, calling on legislators to support a bill that would protect the right to vote and outlaw discriminatory measures that prevented African Americans from voting.
President Johnson's quote is surrounded by bluebonnets and cherry blossoms, the flowers that we think of when we remember Mrs. Johnson.
This ornament is 100% handcrafted in the USA and made from solid brass with a 24 kt gold finish.
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