U.S. President Barack Obama presents German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom during a state dinner in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 7, as part of an official visit. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama presents German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom during a state dinner in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., June 7, as part of an official visit.
(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Merkel Receives America’s Highest Honor

June 13, 2011  •  From theTrumpet.com
America tells Germany not to hide behind its history but to take its place in the world.
 

U.S. President Barack Obama awarded German Chancellor Angela Merkel the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 7 amid America’s finest pageantry, as America tries to woo Europe’s most powerful nation.

“President Obama’s reception of Chancellor Merkel was conspicuous for its pageantry and fanfare, especially in view of the mutual irritation the U.S. and Germany have shown for one another lately,” wrote The Local.

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