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43rd Annual First Lady’s Commemorative Egg Unveiled

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Egg Board has officially unveiled the 43rd Annual First Lady’s Commemorative Egg in a first-ever virtual gallery, showcasing decades of Commemorative Eggs presented at the White House on behalf of America’s egg farmers.

This inaugural digital gallery includes decades of previous First Lady’s Commemorative Eggs all of which are actual eggshells, and behind-the-scenes footage of the creation of the 2020 Commemorative Egg for First Lady Melania Trump.

“The First Lady’s Commemorative Egg from America’s egg farmers is a time-honored tradition dating back to 1977, and we are thrilled to keep the tradition going while we celebrate Easter at home this year,” said Anne L. Alonzo, President & CEO of the American Egg Board. “Egg lovers can explore the historical significance and artistic design of the First Lady’s Commemorative Eggs online and may even want to create your own First Lady’s Commemorative Egg and share it on social media using #IncredibleEgg!”

The 43rd Annual First Lady’s Commemorative Egg design reflects First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” initiative and pulls inspiration from the children of America’s egg farmers. The 2020 First Lady’s Commemorative Egg is painted in royal blue and accented with gold leaf, featuring a carved tree to honor the “Be Best” initiative. The tree signifies children planting the seeds of personal growth, and three hearts within the foliage represent the values of the “Be Best” campaign – kindness, community and positivity. All three words also appear in gold-leaf on the back of the egg.

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