President Barack Obama issued a one-paragraph statement today, posted on the White House website's list of statements and releases, that says he and the first lady are joing their "fellow Christians in observing Good Friday."
Here is President Obama's statement:
Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in observing Good Friday and celebrating Easter this weekend. This is a time to remember the sacrifices made for us and hold all who suffer close to our hearts. Yet it is also a time to rejoice, give thanks for the Resurrection, and unite with Christians around the world in proclaiming, "Christ has risen; He has risen indeed." We wish all who celebrate a blessed and joyful Easter.