The first girl stated there may be “hope all around us” and talked about households receiving monetary assist, companies recovering and a rise in Americans receiving vaccinations towards the virus.
The President, who’s spending the vacation at Camp David along with his household, empathized with households throughout the nation who usually are not celebrating collectively due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The virus is not gone and so many of us still feel the longing and loneliness of distance,” Biden stated. “For a second year, most will be apart from their families, friends, full congregations that fill us with joy. Yet as the Gospel of John reminds us, the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”
“Today, we are celebrating hope and our faith in renewal. Hope in the number of people now vaccinated, now safer from this virus,” Harris stated. “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.”
CNN’s Chandelis Duster, Madeline Holcombe and Ray Sanchez contributed to this report.