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Christmas Greeting to the Nation.

December 24, 1930

Fellow citizens of Washington and my countrymen everywhere:

It is a great privilege to join in this community effort and it is a greater privilege even to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Note: The President spoke at 6 p.m. at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Sherman Square near the White House. Prior to speaking he pressed a button lighting the tree.

The President's greeting and ceremony were broadcast to the Nation by the National Broadcasting Company. The text of the greeting is quoted from a contemporary newspaper report.

Herbert Hoover, Christmas Greeting to the Nation. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/211182

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