U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered her closing remarks at the gala celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms.
“This has been quite an evening and we have thanked everyone for the extraordinary contributions that each of you has made. I am deeply grateful. For me, it was such a pleasure to be with my colleagues. Wherever we go, whatever we’re doing, the fact that we are there on behalf of the United States of America never ceases to humble me, and also provide an extraordinary sense of responsibility.” -Ms. Clinton
Ms. Clinton said she is grateful to have the time to serve her position. She stressed that all people to be good stewards of their capacity to pass on to those who come after the opportunity to use the rooms and to be part of the history that they represent.
“So for all of that we are each deeply grateful to you, the Patrons of Diplomacy. And on a personal note, I want to thank one more person for coming, a colleague in the Cabinet of mine, Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who is here.” – Ms. Clinton
She promised the guests that it would be an evening that they would always remember. She said she is deeply grateful and we’ll gather again in 10 years for the 60th anniversary.