The Smithsonian has just unveiled the third and final batch of balloons from the birthdays of five of the five presidents who led the country to the brink of World War II.
The inaugural balloons, which will be released at 8 p.m. on Nov. 25, honor the presidents who had their own birthday parties, with the second president’s birthday balloon being unveiled this week at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum in Washington.
President Donald Trump was born on Dec. 3, 1901, and his mother, Eleanor Roosevelt, was born Jan. 28, 1908. “
They are designed to reflect the spirit of our democracy and the American people.”
President Donald Trump was born on Dec. 3, 1901, and his mother, Eleanor Roosevelt, was born Jan. 28, 1908.
The first and second presidents had birthday parties on Feb. 12 and Feb. 21, 1909.
“The idea is to honor the lives of the people who led us to this moment,” Rennet said.
“And I think that we are really doing that with these balloons, too.”
Each president’s balloon was designed by the artist and artistess Katherine Bowers, who was also a founding member of the American Institute of Architects.
They were released in 2014, just before the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
Bowers designed balloons for President Jimmy Carter and then for President George W. Bush and for Vice President Dick Cheney, and she is a finalist for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S.
A small crowd of about 150 people gathered outside the museum on Thursday afternoon to watch the balloons float past the entrance.
“I just think it’s really amazing, and I really love it,” said one woman, Sarah Harkins, of Atlanta, Georgia, who attended the event with her husband, Scott Harkans.
“It was really touching to see it come down.”
The Smithsonian is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its new National Gallery of Art with an exhibition of more than a dozen paintings by prominent artists from the 20th century.
The exhibit is scheduled to open Jan. 26.