“I was glad when they said to me, let us go to the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1).
The Oval Office of the president of the United States, located in the West Wing of the White House, is an awe-inspiring visit for a patriotic American. The current space was built by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1934 and features various historic paintings, a fireplace, an impressive grandfather clock, a beautiful rug with the seal of the president, and the Resolute Desk made from the timbers of the British frigate HMS Resolute. This magnificent desk was presented to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 by Queen Victoria. The office is respected throughout the world as the workplace of the most-powerful person in the world. A tour of the White House and a chance to walk in the footprints of dozens of U.S. presidents who have served there is an experience of a lifetime.