The 2013 Official White House Historical Association ornament honors the administration of Woodrow Wilson. Wilson was the 28th President of the United States. He served during a critical time in American History when the nation was thrust into World War I. President and Mrs. Wilson visited the troops on Christmas Day in 1918. He was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in ending the war and bringing about peace.
The focus of the 2013 ornament is an American Elm tree planted just before Christmas by Woodrow Wilson on the North lawn of the White House 1913. The snowy scene is surrounded by a 24-karat gold-plated frame, comprised of elm leaves, a wreath of olives branches, and holly leaves. Two white doves of peace perch on the olive branches and hold the banner, "The White House 2013".
The words on the back of the ornament were delivered by Wilson in his War message to Congress April 2, 1917. "Peace must be planted upon the tested foundation of political liberty."
The ornament is made in Rhode Island, USA.
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