2021 WHITE HOUSE
is now available through the
Herndon Womans Club
$22.00 per ornament
Make check payable to
Herndon Woman's Club
Mail check to:
Herndon Woman's Club, WHO
P.O. Box 231
Herndon, VA 20172
Pick up ornaments in Herndon area.
For more information email Barb at
The White House Historical Association's 2021 Christmas Ornament commemorates the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson. One side of the ornament features a painting of the 1967 White House Blue Room Christmas Tree. Mrs. Johnson requested Robert H. Laessig, a designer for American Greetings, paint the official tree in the Blue Room for their Christmas card. The card was sent out by them to White House staff, family and friends.
On the second side of the ornament, there is a quote from
"Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of
this country; to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man."
The President spoke these words to a joint session of Congress on March 15, 1965, calling on legislators to support a bill that would protect the right to vote and outlaw discriminatory measures that prevented African Americans from voting. His speech was a response to the violence in Selma, Alabama when Civil Rights activists were attacked by law enforcement and counter protesters while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The speech was later remembered by its most famous line:
"We Shall Overcome"
The flowers encircling the quote are inspired by Lady Bird Johnson's beautification programs on the White House grounds and throughout Washington, DC. There are Texas bluebonnets, a favorite of Mrs. Johnson and the official state flower of Texas.