Since President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama entered the White House in 2009, they have embraced the idea of making the White House “The People’s House,” opening it to individuals from many backgrounds and walks of life. Over the last seven years, more than 4.95 million people have visited the White House, and tomorrow nearly 35,000 will join the First Family on the South Lawn as they hosted their last Easter Egg Roll.
The First Lady previously expressed how important it was to her and the President to invite people from all over when she said, “We wanted to change things up here in the White House a little bit. We wanted to open the doors really wide to a bunch of different folks who usually don’t get access to this place.” The Easter Egg Roll shows the First Family’s efforts to open the doors very wide. No matter your race, your religion, or the composition of your family, the President and First Lady have always been fully committed to welcoming all Americans to the White House. Get a glimpse into the Easter Egg Roll's past, and meet several families who were able to participate.