The White House
March 20, 2003
I send greetings to Iranian Americans observing Nowruz.
During Nowruz, people of Iranian descent celebrate the arrival of spring,
a season of rebirth. This joyous occasion provides an opportunity for Persians
to cherish their rich heritage and enjoy the company of family and friends
in anticipation of happiness and blessings in the year ahead.
This year's observance comes during a challenging time for our Nation and
the world. As the international community works to face great challenges
and embrace important opportunities, America remains committed to peace,
justice, and opportunity for all people. Throughout this time of renewal,
we remain dedicated to bringing hope and freedom to troubled regions around
Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a joyous celebration to you,
your families, and your relatives and friends in Iran.