The primary girl mentioned there’s “hope throughout us” and talked about households receiving monetary assist, companies recovering and a rise in Individuals 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 will not be celebrating collectively due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The virus will not be gone and so many people nonetheless really feel the longing and loneliness of distance,” Biden mentioned. “For a second yr, most might be other than their households, mates, full congregations that fill us with pleasure. But because the Gospel of John reminds us, the sunshine shines within the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”
“Immediately, we’re celebrating hope and our religion in renewal. Hope within the variety of individuals now vaccinated, now safer from this virus,” Harris mentioned. “Hope within the youngsters who’re going again to high school for the primary time in a yr. Hope within the grandparents who’re in a position to hug their grandchildren for the primary time in a yr. Hope for a brighter tomorrow for us all.”
CNN’s Chandelis Duster, Madeline Holcombe and Ray Sanchez contributed to this report.