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Remarks to the Easter Egg Rollers on the South Grounds of the White House.

April 11, 1955

GOOD MORNING, folks.

I didn't come out here to make you a talk. I came out to welcome you to the White House grounds, to congratulate you on the weather you are having for the egg-rolling, and to hope that every youngster here has a wonderful time, and nobody gets lost.

Last year there were quite a number lost, but we found out it wasn't the children that were lost at all; it was just the parents.

This time I hope that everything will work out so that you can all stay together and have a wonderful time.

Mrs. Eisenhower is sorry she couldn't be here to say "Welcome," but I assure you that she feels that way.

So have a good time, and I hope it doesn't rain today. Goodbye. Thank you very much.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Remarks to the Easter Egg Rollers on the South Grounds of the White House. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234082

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