October 1, 2013

2013 White House Holiday Ornament Sale

The GMU Child Development Center (CDC) is again selling theWhite House Holiday Ornament at George Mason as a fundraiser.
This beautiful keepsake makes a perfect gift for parents, friends and relatives.

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."    

                White House Ornament White House Side 2



Johnson Center Kiosk Sales Dates:


Tuesday, October 29, 11:00-1:00, Kiosk G

Monday, November 4, 11:00-1:00, Kiosk G

Tuesday, November 12, 11:00-1:00, Kiosk G

Wednesday, November 22, 11:00-1:00, Kiosk G

Tuesday, December 3, 11:00-1:00, Kiosk G

Monday, December 9, 11:00-1:00, Kiosk G

Order Early! Ornaments are available at the CDC for immediate purchase. To place your order via email send to: Anchalee Burbach, aburbach@gmu.edu, MSN 5C2 or in person at the CDC Building (by the water tower) with cash or credit card. Please make checks payable to GMU.

For information on the White House Holiday Ornament sale, contact:Anchalee Burbach, 703-993-4786, aburbach@gmu.edu.