Eleanor Roosevelt and crowd, White House Easter Egg Roll 1937

Easter Sunrise Service, Arlington National Cemetery, March 28, 1937

Happy Easter.

Here are two very different images from the 1937 commemoration. Atop we see Eleanor Roosevelt with some of the 50,000+ who gathered on the White House lawn for the Easter Egg Roll. Below is an assemblage attending the annual Easter Sunrise Service, at which (unseen in the image) First Lady Roosevelt spoke. This year’s service is being live-streamed.

Despite the enormous challenges and anxieties of our present moment, take time to pause and reflect in this time of spring and renewal.

(images/Library of Congress)