This morning, the President and First Lady welcomed Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany to the White House for an Official Visit. Watch events live on WhiteHouse.gov all day and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #statevisit.
12:30 PM EDT: Vice President Biden, Dr. Biden and Secretary Hillary Clinton host a lunch in honor of Chancellor Merkel
6:00 PM EDT: President Barack Obama and the First Lady welcomes Chancellor Merkel of the Federal Republic of Germany
7:35 PM EDT: The President and the First Lady attend the State Dinner with Chancellor Merkel; the President and Chancellor Merkel will each deliver a toast.
8:55 PM EDT: President Obama and the First Lady attend the State Dinner Reception with Chancellor Merkel of Germany
Also, watch a video with Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, the Chief of Protocol of The United States as she gives you a sneak peek inside Blair House, where the Chancellor will be staying and discusses the significance and excitement of the visit.
Photo of the DayWorkers construct a temporary floor in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 6, 2011, in preparation for the State Dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)