Obamas wish Americans 'a safe and happy Easter'
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Former President Obama and his family wished Americans a happy Easter on Sunday, while also expressing hope “for a brighter future” for the nation as many celebrate another holiday amid the pandemic.

“This Easter, I hope we can all take some time to reflect on the blessings we enjoy and the hope we have for a brighter future,” the former president wrote in the tweet, which also featured a photo of the former first family.

“From our family to yours, have a safe and happy Easter,” he added.

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The post comes as some in the nation continue celebrate the holiday virtually or social distanced for a second year during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

In a video message shared earlier on Sunday, President BidenJoe BidenCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Manchin, Biden huddle amid talk of breaking up T package Overnight Energy: 5 takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline attack | Colonial aims to 'substantially' restore pipeline operations by end of week | Three questions about Biden's conservation goals MORE and first lady Jill BidenJill BidenJennifer Garner to travel to West Virginia with Jill Biden Biden honors his mom on Mother's day: 'She was the quintessential lady' Jill Biden commends moms on Mother's Day for being 'strong and resilient' amid pandemic MORE shared Easter greetings to Americans, telling them to have happy holiday and encouraging them to get vaccinated. 

Joe Biden, who is the second Catholic to hold the nation’s highest office, said in the clip that he and the first lady share “the sentiments of Pope FrancisPope FrancisPriests across Germany bless gay couples in break from Pope The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Upbeat jobs data, relaxed COVID-19 restrictions offer rosier US picture Pope Francis denounces 'aggressive' nationalism MORE, who has said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others.”

“By getting vaccinated and encouraging your congregations and your communities to get vaccinated, we not only can beat this virus, we can also haste the day when we can celebrate the holidays together again,” the president added.