The first lady said “there is hope all around us” and the mentioned families are receiving financial support, recovering businesses and getting vaccinations against the virus in Americans.
The president, who is spending a holiday with his family at Camp David, expressed sympathy with families across the country who are not celebrating together due to the coronovirus epidemic.
“The virus is not gone and many of us still feel the longing and loneliness of the distance,” Biden said. “For a second year, most of their families, friends, will be separated from the whole congregation that will fill us with joy. Yet as the Gospel of John reminds us, light shines in the darkness and darkness has not overcome it. . ”
Harris said, “Today, we are celebrating hope and our faith anew. Hopefully now all those who have been vaccinated are protected from the virus.” “Hope in children who are going to school for the first time in a year. Hope in grandparents who are able to hug their grandchildren for the first time in a year. Hope for a brighter tomorrow for all of us Do. “
CNN’s Chandelis Duster, Madeline Holcombe and Ray Sanchez contributed to this report.