Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for Dr. Sonja von Goetze

On 3 March 2015 on the occasion of a Vin d’honneur the Chief of Protocol, Mr. Jürgen Mertens, handed over the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, awarded to Dr. Sonja von Goetze by Federal President Joachim Gauck. With this award Mrs. Sonja von Goetze was honoured for her longtime voluntary work in Germany and abroad and for her commitment to Germany’s reputation, e.g. as President of “Willkommen in Berlin” from 2011 – 2013.
Family members, friends and former WiB Executive Board members as well as the current President, Susanne von der Osten-Sacken, Vice-President Tone Korssund-Eichinger and Treasurer Julia Pentagna Geier attended the ceremony.