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President Bill Clinton delivered a eulogy at the memorial for Helmut Kohl on Saturday. Bill and Hillary Clinton both held a deep affection for Kohl. There is no indication that Clinton was serving in any official capacity or who, if anybody, was leading a U.S. delegation, if any. My, my….

World leaders bid farewell to ‘patriot’ Helmut Kohl

The former German chancellor was remembered as both a German and European patriot, who paved the way to a united Europe.

UK, Saturday 01 July 2017

Helmut Kohl is considered one of the great architects of the European Union

Past and present world leaders have bid farewell to Helmut Kohl, the German chancellor who helped unite Europe.

Mr Kohl, who died aged 87 on 16 June, was remembered as both a German and European patriot, who deserved “a place of honour in the European pantheon”.

The former chancellor becomes the first person to be honoured with an official memorial event by the European Union in the French city of Strasbourg.


Among the many dignitaries present at the memorial was former US president Bill Clinton, who thanked Kohl for giving “us the chance to be involved in something bigger than ourselves”.

“Bigger than our terms of office, bigger than our fleeting careers,” he said.

“Because all of us, sooner or later, will be in a coffin like that,” he added.

“And the only gift we can leave behind, is a better future for our children, and the freedom to do their own choices. Including their own mistakes.”

The 70-year-old politician said his wife, Hillary Clinton, said he loved Mr Kohl “because he was the only person with a bigger appetite for food than I have”.

“The 20th century in Europe really began on his watch,” Mr Clinton added.

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From London, it was on to Baden Baden, Germany, and Strasbourg, France for a NATO Summit. Upon arrival at Baden Baden, she was warmly greeted By German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

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She wore this elegant out fit to a working dinner that night.

2009 NATO Summit


Laughing with NATO Secretary General, General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer. She has a great sense of humor. I wonder what she said!

NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the North Atlantic Council Summit meeting in  Strasbourg

Her European journey ended in Prague. Here she is in a group picture with all the NATO Foreign Ministers. Pretty in pink. Magnetic and adorable. (Whom are you flirting with, Hills?)

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Whew! I am worn out just getting this all down. And look at Hillary! Fresh and pretty as a spring blossom.

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