The White House is truly the people's home. It stands as a
monument to our ancestors and the democratic ideals upon which they modeled our
nation. Inside it are precious gifts from the past that serve to remind us of
our cultural heritage. If you do come to Washington, I hope that you will take
time to visit in person.
The White House is also the center of our nations government.
The President and I have had the privilege of hosting many public events here,
from the White House Conference on Early Childhood Development to formal State
Dinners. As First Lady, I have met many wonderful people here at the White
House. Princess Diana, Nelson Mandela, and many other leaders, entertainers, and
ordinary citizens have been our guests.