Speeches were held by among others the current Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven. Bildt focused on Anna Lindh's political deed and described her as one of Sweden's most respected politicians. Löfven described how Anna Lindh would liven up a room, just by her way of being.
Earlier in the day, Löfven laid down a wreath on her grave in Stockholm. He told Swedish television that Anna Lindh's legacy is "one of hope and unbridled faith in the people's ability to change society."
Anna Lindh was stabbed by a man while shopping in a Stockholm department store in September 2003, and died in the early hours of the morning the next day, the 11th of September.