The 2013 Official White
House Christmas Ornament honors Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth president
of the United States. Wilson's served two terms in office, from 1913 to 1921,
during the devastation of World War I. President Wilson was awarded the Nobel
Peace Prize in 1919, and was distinguished by his resolve to end the Great War.
President Wilson's quest for a lasting world peace that inspired the design
of our ornament.
The centerpiece of this
year's ornament is an American Elm tree planted by President Wilson on the North
Lawn of the White House on December 18, 1913. The act of planting a tree is
a symbol of hopemin the future, a powerful emotion that President Wilson needed
during his two terms. The elm tree is depicted as it once stood beside the President's
House on a wintry day. This snow covered scene is surrounded by a 24-karat gold-plated
frame comprised of elm leaves, a wreath of olive branches in the middle, and
holly leaves bordering Wilson's monogram on the outermost circle. Two peace
doves sit upon the olive branches, bearing banners that announce "The White
House, Christmas 2013."
The message inscribed on
the reverse side of the ornament was part of a speech delivered by President
Wilson in his War Message to Congress on April 2, 1917: "Peace must be planted
upon the tested foundations of political liberty."
3" x 3 1/2" -- Sold Individually.
in Free Gift Box.
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