[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book I)]
[April 9, 1998]
[Pages 547-548]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Message on the Observance of Easter, 1998
April 9, 1998

    Warm greetings to everyone celebrating Easter.
    Just as nature renews the earth each spring, so does the celebration 
of the resurrection of Jesus Christ enliven our spirits. During this 
holy season, Christians across America and throughout the world rejoice 
at the good news of salvation and the re-creation of God's perfect 
    On this day of hope and joy, we are also in the midst of one of the 
most challenging and exciting periods in our nation's history. From the 
life of Jesus, we can draw strength for the vital tasks that lie before 
us: to unite our nation of diverse races, cultures, and backgrounds; to 
widen the circle of opportunity for all our people; and to build lasting 
bridges of understanding and respect among the nations of the world.
    As Americans gather at sunrise services and in churches across the 
country, Hillary joins me in extending best wishes for a blessed Easter.

                                                            Bill Clinton

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Note: This message was made available by the Office of the Press 
Secretary on April 9.