Opening the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll
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Opening the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll


Announcer:
And now, singing
our National Anthem, please welcome Rachel Crow. (applause) Rachel Crow:
(singing)
♪ Oh, say can you see ♪ ♪ By the dawn’s early light ♪ ♪ What so proudly we hail’d ♪ ♪ At the twilight’s
last gleaming ♪ ♪ Whose broad stripes
and bright stars ♪ ♪ Thro’ the perilous fight ♪ ♪ O’er the ramparts we watch’d ♪ ♪ Were so gallantly streaming ♪ ♪ And the rockets’ red glare ♪ ♪ The bombs bursting in air ♪ ♪ Gave proof thro’ the night ♪ ♪ That our flag
was still there ♪ ♪ O say, does that
star-spangled banner yet wave ♪ ♪ O’er the land of the free ♪ ♪ And the home of the brave ♪ (applause) (cross-talk) The President:
Good morning, everybody! (cheering and applause) How about Rachel Crow? Give her a big
round of applause. (applause) I want to wish everybody
a wonderful Easter. And we are so thrilled that all
of you could join us here today. My job is very simple: It is to
introduce the powerhouse of the White House, the one
truly in charge, as Malia, Sasha and Bo all know — the
First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. (cheering and applause) Mrs. Obama:
Thank you, honey. (laughter) My job is simple as well. I just want to officially
welcome you all to the White House Easter Egg Roll. It is a beautiful
day, perfect weather. We are so excited to
have you all here. We’ve got a great set of
activities planned for you. There’s something for everyone. We’re going to be over there
doing a little egg roll. I think the President is going
to try to beat a three-year-old — which I hope he does not. (laughter) But we also have a
wonderful yoga garden. We’ve got some
story-time guests. We’ve got great readers here
this year, as we do every year. You can get your face painted. We’ve got wonderful
musical guests. Rachel was amazing, and
she’s a really sweet kid, which is more important. We’ve got wonderful
athletes here. We’ve got Chris
Evert — my gosh. (applause) And many, many
others — the Harlem Globetrotters are here. (applause) You can do an obstacle course. We’re going to be down at the
kitchen learning how to do some healthy cooking with the —
some of our celebrity chefs. So it’s a wonderful day,
and I hope you all enjoy it. I hope you put on your
comfortable shoes. We’ve got ours on, right,
all the Obamas here. So on behalf of our family, I
also want to wish you all a happy Easter and a
happy Easter Egg Roll. So in the theme of this year’s
Easter Egg Roll, let’s go, let’s play — let’s move! (cheering and applause) The President:
Thank you, everybody. Have a great time. We’ll see you down there. (cheering and applause)

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