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2013 White House Historical Christmas Ornament, American Elm Tree, Honoring President Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, 1913–1921, Handmade in the USA
2013 Historical Association Ornament

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The 2013 White House Christmas ornament honors Woodrow Wilson, the twenty-eighth president of the United States. The years of Wilson's two terms in office, from 1913 to 1921, are defined by the unprecedented devastation of World War I, yet Wilson himself would be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919, and his life is distinguished by his resolve that the Great War would truly be the war to end all wars. It was President Wilson's extraordinary quest for a lasting world peace that inspired the design of our ornament.

The centerpiece of the 2013 ornament is an American Elm tree planted by President Wilson on the North Lawn of the White House on December 18, 1913, just before Christmas. This snowy scene is surrounded by a 24-karat gold-plated frame comprised of elm leaves on the innermost circle, a wreath of olive branches in the middle, and holly leaves bordering Wilson’s monogram on the outermost circle. Two peace doves perch upon the olive branches, bearing banners that announce “The White House, Christmas 2013.”

The words inscribed on the reverse side of the ornament were delivered by President Wilson in his War Message to Congress of April 2, 1917: “Peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty.”

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Re: 2013 White House Christmas ornament. April 2, 2016
Reviewer: LINDA HANSON from ROANOKE, VA United States  
Dear Rachel,
    I am so happy with my order.
    You were so kind to help me place my order after I had ordered an ornament that never came from another company that posed as your organization! It was after 5:00pm and you were busy, however, you took the time to listen and validate my frustration. You took the time to place my order personally even though you had a meeting that you had to attend.
    My ornament came quickly and I hung it on the tree after Christmas
Day. It was a 2013 White House Christmas ornament. It is beautiful!      I will gladly order from your store again!
     Thank you again for your kindness and consideration. Your kindness will never be forgotten!
Linda Hanson
Roanoke, VA 24019

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5 of 5 Lovely December 30, 2015
Reviewer: Marianne Terrigno from Sag Harbor, NY United States  
A beautiful addition to my White House and Smithsonian ornament collection.

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5 of 5 White House Christmas Ornament December 30, 2015
Reviewer: Kathleen Mestichelli from Edgemont, PA United States  
The ornament arrive in a timely fashion and in perfect condition. It looks beautiful and is of a good quality that will be a well appreciated gift.

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